KAV beginings

At last a break in the monotonous cloud cover, a light breeze and it’s time to see what the gimbal can do. The bench testing is over and suspension from a kite line beckons.

Despite the all too rare sunlight I was faced with a very weak flow, the 8’Jones rok gives my best chance at lifting the 780g rig.

Jones-&-'dale

These first short clips show the rig is not behaving perfectly but stabilisation has occurred. The light wind forced a fair amount of hand over hand line hauling and this spoilt things rather. Possibly a longer pivot bar might help too.

The tilt axis needs a bit more damping and the roll axis took a knock on the haul down,  this must be down to the very tight headroom over the camera. This is test footage.

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A YouTube smoothed version for comparison:

With thanks to James Gentles, OlliW and Al ‘Skysnaps’ the KAV adventure has begun!

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One Response to KAV beginings

  1. George Hadjidemetriou says:

    Hey Bill,
    Great weather for kite photography right? Love the view!

    Cheers from Belgium

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