Tag Archives: KAP

KAP RC Tx Miniaturisation

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Small is beautiful. Having got a working Arduino based remote control for the RC rig and sucessfully 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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Testing times

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Peter Blackmore and I are looking at the ‘soft’ kite options including modification of existing designs. There are occasions when soft kites have a clear advantage in deployment, they pack small and are not fragile in the way sparred kites … Continue reading

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Community KAP workshop Nr2

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If the weather permits a walk along the bank of the Great Ouse should furnish some intresting views. A downwind walk anlong the riverside is a pleasure, with a kite aloft the aerial view can be captured… As far as … Continue reading

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KAPfoil 1.6 in Bft3

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I have been kindly lent an HQ example of Ralf Beutnagel‘s KAPfoil1.6 by Peter Blackmore and flew it today in a light South Easterly. For comparison I flew it alongside the Becotised Ultrafoil 15, this would be well short of … Continue reading

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Your 2016 KAP calendar

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My print run didn’t go as far as I’d hoped this year- the calendars proved too popular. As far as I know they adorn the walls of farm houses, offices and kitchens from Athens to Ottawa. For those who need … Continue reading

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