Category Archives: KAP

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…

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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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Your 2017 KAP Calendar

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2017 KAP Calendars are available now. The Sony Rx1 is becoming a firm favourite but where weight and lift won’t allow alternates do the trick. There seems to be something of a mud and water theme… The flooded A 1101 … Continue reading

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A tale of two “16”s

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Left: Didak Explorer 16.Right HQ KAPfoil 1.6 The wind was so big the birds were flying sideways but none the less I thought I needed to fly…. Bft 6 challenge. Small, tailess foil kites don’t do so well in strong … Continue reading

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Diagram it!

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There are many advantages to the kite as aerial platform for photography but very few practitioners use it. One reason KAP is seen as ‘difficult’ is the reliability issue. Many clients can’t or won’t wait for the required conditions. The … Continue reading

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Royston Kite Festival 2016

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On request from the radio team at IWM Duxford I turned up equipped to fly a 40m short wave antenna.This is our radio station with the yellow antenna wire on the floor after running the radio for a couple of … Continue reading

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The Red Hot 20

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First flights are encouraging and the Red Hot 20 lifts 300g in Bft 2 reliably. Measured up it looks a lot like other foils but the key differences are in the fabric and the chord profile: The plan reveals a … Continue reading

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