Category Archives: KAP

Your 2018 East of England KAP calendar

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This year has seen the end of the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership project and my kite has seen less of the sky than I’d like but I have acquired some pleasing views of the district. Email bblake@theolt.com for details. Captions … Continue reading

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KAP RC Tx Miniaturisation

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Small is beautiful. Having got a working Arduino based remote control for the RC rig and sucessfully testing the manual/auto function a smaller, handier option is possible. Looking at the available cases I found options that are small enough and … Continue reading

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All in one KAP control: the Wheeler/Mitchell Arduino project (pt 2)

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See previous installment here A gusty Bft 5 is not a happy place for a kite: the lull to gust power variation is tough to manage and the KAPfoil swung around in the shifting flow. In these conditions autoKAP wins … Continue reading

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a KAP win, in print at last

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It’s been a while since I swung the camera at the Bottisham Lode on a blustery early October evening in 2014. It was taken in 2 frames from the Sony Rx1 camera lifted by a 9′ Levitation delta.  A year … Continue reading

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On Crosby Sands

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Crosby Sands is where the Gormleys stand.
They stare out to sea slowly covered by the rising tides
encrusted  and rusted they mark no channel
but iron-magnet draw people to them.
tide wide and mud footed they stand apart
drown’d on evry moon rise and it’s echo
who’s vanity is multiplied here?
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Ouse Washes community KAP wrap up report

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Originally posted on Billboyheritagesurvey's Blog:
The project goals. Kite aerial photography (KAP) is something of a oddity in the fast moving world of reality capture: it is a contemplative activity and, although utterly dependant on the weather, provides an…

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The Wheeler- Mitchell Arduino project

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Hard to imagine but these 2 components constitute a 2.4GHz RC transmitter. Missing are the controls, power supply and antenna but the guts of the thing is smaller than a credit card. All that’s required is some patient soldering and … Continue reading

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Ouse Washes community KAP wrap up report

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The project goals. Kite aerial photography (KAP) is something of a oddity in the fast moving world of reality capture: it is a contemplative activity and, although utterly dependant on the weather, provides an outdoor activity that brings together people … Continue reading

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GTeng T909

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GTeng T909 is small self powered video receiver that matches Immersion RC frequencies. The antenna is built in, its battery charges over a micro USB cable and runs for about an hour. With a bit of fiddling  I can get … Continue reading

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Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership KAP wrap up

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The last KAP workshop under the auspices of the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership is scheduled for 11am  #on Friday 25th November at Denver Complex. Meet at the car park on the East side of Denver sluice. If you want to … Continue reading

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