Presenting metric measured drawing

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Line weights make a big difference to the readability of drawings. By emphasising opening edges depth in the view is apparent and architectural form is evident as space and volume. Sections tend to reveal the value of lineweights as queues … Continue reading

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D3aBT..back from the dead!

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Leica D3aBT new in 2010 ..scrap 4 years later? It’s not often obsolete devices come back from the dead but this has happened for the Disto3aBT. Leica have released a new version of their…

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On ‘digital draughtsmanship’

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I’m untangling some drawings derived from laser scans and the lack of clear notes of architectural form and detail compromises the work. Once again I’m forced to reflect on the powerful measurement technologies at…

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On ‘digital draughtsmanship’

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‘Reality capture’ is only the begining. I’m untangling some drawings derived from laser scans and the lack of clear notes of architectural form and detail compromises the work. Once again I’m forced to reflect on the powerful measurement technologies at … Continue reading

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A Cannondale Touring ‘5’

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Silk purse from a sows ear? As a new Quick 5 is less than half the price of the Touring 1 (it sets you back between 1 and 2k) this conversion ends up as a decent copy of Cannondale’s top of the range touring machine. Continue reading

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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 successfully 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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D3aBT..back from the dead!

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It’s not often obsolete devices come back from the dead but this has happened for the Disto3aBT. Leica have released a new version of their DistoTransfer software that gets it working with Windows 10. Microsoft killed my Disto. It’s been … 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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