Category Archives: KAP

Arduino directed & auto KAP rig: servo swap

At the January 2021 KAPIZoom I was asked to demonstrate my rig and controller and I was a tad embarrassed to have the thing misbehave on the day. The rig has been plagued with a jittering tilt movement from day … Continue reading

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A Cambridge wheel: anywhere the wind blows…

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This is an on-going project born out of the boredom of lockdown. The routes are a mix of NCR, green lanes and downright awful dirt tracks. Most of my rides are logged on Strava: https://www.strava.com/athletes/58561271 B

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Better on the bike

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Finding cycling for exercise fun with the Garmin Edge 820 Continue reading

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Your 2020 BBHD calendar

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All these shots are by taken means of a kite except January, March, October & November which were shot from a drone. B

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Drone head/ KAP head

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I am a little surprised at how operating SUA has changed my approach to low level aerial photography. In theory, with a drone I can wait for the light, launch, shoot and bag the frame I want. In practice this … Continue reading

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Why KAP is different to SUA photography

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Positioning a camera by kite is a straight forward affair. You can either get over your subject or you can’t. The camera lies on the path between you and the kite and although catenary or slack line comes into play … Continue reading

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Your 2019 KAP calendar

KAP oportunities this year seem to have been fewer than previous, a mix of work commitments and a see-saw of gales and calms have plagued me but, none the less I’m surprised at what’s turned up: January: Wicker dancers in … Continue reading

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A tale of 2 rigs.

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Canon S95 on 2 axis auto rig, power by mobile ‘phone battery control by Click Pan Pro. The tilt servo is a high torque model which means this rig can take the heavy Conon EosM if it needs to. Suspension … Continue reading

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As built 1856

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Preliminary results of metric survey for conservation. TST traverse and wireframe plus rectified photography, measured drawing and roof details by KAP: B

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Pendulum vs Picavet FAB

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A brain damaged noob writes – what is the difference in use between a pendulum and a picavet? ie the FAB of each solution. Thanks Good question. Turns out ‘FAB’ means ‘features, advantages & benefits’ so the following might be … Continue reading

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