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The last wire snapped in place, connections checked..the case screwed shut at last and almost no wind. High pressure and an dominant NorEasterly are never good in these parts and so it proved to be- the one lifter (the Jones … Continue reading
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Range check. As Ramon pointed out in comment to the last post the 2 radios have to co-exist and this is not simply a matter of putting them in a box, supplying power and bolting on antennae.With the kite line … Continue reading
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A fragment from the Flight Magazine October 1910: I’d love to know what sky hook Gamage’s supplied for the scientific flight at Wimbledon. They were exporting kites by Brookite, Skylark and ‘Finbat’ War kites (a keeled diamond with slit vents..nothing … Continue reading
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It took us an age to organise our antenna but by 13.00 we were live and catching signals from Europe. The wind was an on and off affair with the wire dropping at irregular intervals, even though the kite was … Continue reading
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As prep for this years Royston Kite Festival I have been asked to provide an information panel to explain the pile of wires and string we will present to the public on the day. Last time we did this we … Continue reading