Tag Archives: Didakites Flowform

OWLP KAP workshop No1

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The Ouse and Holt Island. A canoe party paddle past St Ives Hemmingford Meadow and Holt Island: pasture and osier beds on the Ouse floodplain. Only the brave turned out, it was cold (4c) windy and early. Sunlight was sparse … Continue reading

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Didak Explorer 16 overblown at Bft 6

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Packing small. I have been working with the flowforms as kites to bike with. Getting the deltas on the bike is do-able but awkward. I ended up with a fairly badly loaded bike: This works but gets awkward under low … Continue reading

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Kite aerial photogrammetry: 1: image capture and cover preview.

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With consents in place low level image capture of the Earith Bulwark in Sept 2014 recorded a surface comprising ragwort, thistle and nettle at full growth, it was not successful as a model when processed: the surface was a lumpy … Continue reading

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Small is beautiful: the Didak Explorer 16 at work.

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I had an hilarious session yesterday. The cloud lifted and I decided to see what I could do with the diminutive Explorer 16 and Tims new rig with the S95 as a trail run for what Kevin Lajolie calls a … Continue reading

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360 Servo pendulum mount. Part 3: the sky hook

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The rig flew: and I noticed a fair amount of swing on the camera, on this 1st flight I got a batch of blurred shots with the basic Auto setting- the default ISO being 200 which slowed the shutter too … Continue reading

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Grain, freight and rain

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I have had a shot like this in mind for years now, my first attempts were foiled by a Suffolk police officer who took quite an aggressive view on the road traffic hazard my kite presented: there had been complaints … Continue reading

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Kite tuning day

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It’s been a while since the last KAP comission so I thought it would be a good idea to sort out which kite works best for the next one. It was a pretty dirty wind today:  slack line (less than … Continue reading

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KAP Success with the Didak Explorer

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My first proper KAP shots from the Explorer came after making a mess of things with my light wind lifter.  I struggled to launch in a very light westerly standing atop the Dyke and when I got it happy in … Continue reading

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Getting to know the Didak Explorer 2.7

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My old friend the Premier Kites parafoil 7.5 is the subject of my 1st KAP shot from the Didak Explorer 2.7;  well almost the first, it’s one of a handful out of 360 blanks that caught the parafoil flying below … Continue reading

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Didakites Explorer vs IKAR Fotokite vs Sutton Flowform

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In looking at replacements for the Sutton Flowform 30 I now have 2 ‘off the shelf’ candidates. The Didakites Explorer 2.7 supplied by KAPshop and a Fotokite 180 from IKAR of Poland. The Fotokite 180 is a fairly powerful kite … Continue reading

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