Tag Archives: KAP

Arduino directed & auto KAP rig: servo swap

At the January 2021 KAPIZoom I was asked to demonstrate my rig and controller and I was a tad embarrassed to have the thing misbehave on the day. The rig has been plagued with a jittering tilt movement from day … Continue reading

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Your 2020 BBHD calendar

All these shots are by taken means of a kite except January, March, October & November which were shot from a drone. B

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A tale of 2 rigs.

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Canon S95 on 2 axis auto rig, power by mobile ‘phone battery control by Click Pan Pro. The tilt servo is a high torque model which means this rig can take the heavy Conon EosM if it needs to. Suspension … Continue reading

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Pendulum vs Picavet FAB

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A brain damaged noob writes – what is the difference in use between a pendulum and a picavet? ie the FAB of each solution. Thanks Good question. Turns out ‘FAB’ means ‘features, advantages & benefits’ so the following might be … 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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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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Smaller lighter…

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With reliable wind and light still in short supply the tinkering continues. The Ricoh GR is fast becoming a favourite, video is only one of it’s strengths, it has a really good AF\AE performance and the short flight at Katwijk … Continue reading

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OWLP KAP workshop nr2

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I had grand plans for the Denver KAP exercise. With the wind in the right quarter there is a very nice kite walk possible. The river bank from Denver to Downham is a rare space where a kite can be … Continue reading

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