Tag Archives: LEAP

KAP & UAV

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The problem with UAV: You can pop down to Maplins and get yourself a DJI Phantom and go fly, shooting video and stills as you whiz  flawlessly across your favorite landscape: what’s not to like? The shots you get from … Continue reading

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What makes a good KAP spot?

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This question has been troubling me since the Easter break. Folks want to know where to KAP. They see the pictures,  they ask me. What should I say? This struck me as an odd question: surely if you are a … Continue reading

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Hitching a ride on the kite line.

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I have been using a pendulum suspension for a good while now and, although it’s not the lightest method, it has some advantages over the Picavet. robust tangle free no knots to unravel or line to fray less cross line … Continue reading

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After the diapointing A2300 the S95 shows promise

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I had hoped the modestly priced A2300 would do as a lightweight autoKAP mule but after a handful of flights found the cheap an cheerful approach lost its cheer as I grew weary of its splotchy image quality on 60m … Continue reading

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Droning on…CAA IN2014/081

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On the KAP forum a Kapper posted a thread on recent work with his drone. For some a kite is just one way of getting a view form the sky but there was some reaction from those who felt a … Continue reading

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3D KAP: textured surface animation

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A quick fly around the model of the Civil War earthwork at Earith; I added an artificial light source to enhance the shallow features. Image quality has taken a tumble to get the animation quickly, The real detail is captured … Continue reading

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360 Servo pendulum mount. Part 4: getting panoramic cover

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With the rig aloft turning in 25 degree steps as fast as the shutter release will allow I tied off and hoped for the best. Even in a gusty Bft5 the 9’Levitation can’t lift my fully loaded bike. as the … Continue reading

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5 rigs ready for 5 kites: the equip for community KAP continues

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All these cameras have flown at different times according to how much lift I have at the time. After quite a bit of patient fiddling they are now all mounted on rigs ready for flight on a kite line: I … Continue reading

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Time of day

I’m shooting an earthwork monument for photogrammetry, and its taken months of patient work by the team at OWLP to get all the required consents, so as soon as I got the email from Natural England confirming permission and the … Continue reading

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KAP pano rig assembly details

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‘L’ rig production continues… Having seen the L rigs here a Kapper asked if there were any going spare for sale. I rushed to the parts bin and assembled all the bits I had … and was quite a few … Continue reading

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