Tag Archives: Low level aerial photography

MP2 Swath size

There are probably better ways of getting a handle on how high to fly the Mavic Pro2 but seeing the numbers is how I like to work, the sequence of scales is obvious and the ceiling of 120m AGL is … Continue reading

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Why KAP is different to SUA photography

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Positioning a camera by kite is a straight forward affair. You can either get over your subject or you can’t. The camera lies on the path between you and the kite and although catenary or slack line comes into play … Continue reading

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As built 1856

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Preliminary results of metric survey for conservation. TST traverse and wireframe plus rectified photography, measured drawing and roof details by KAP: B

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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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The sky in the water: Manea Pit

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Vegetation follows the baulks of the flooded clay, not gravel, pit. Most pits in these parts are dug for gravel, the Manea Pit was dug for the re-enforcement of the banks of the washes. From the Manea Pit Management Plan … Continue reading

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Sub 500g Ricoh GR rig

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HQ Flowform 2.0 Having recently recommended it to a friend I though I’d re-acquaint myself with  Harald Prinzler‘s ‘Molar’ lifter. It’s a tough kite for tough conditions, in a blustery Bft 4 it can pull hard. I flew it with … 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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KAV beginings

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At last a break in the monotonous cloud cover, a light breeze and it’s time to see what the gimbal can do. The bench testing is over and suspension from a kite line beckons. Despite the all too rare sunlight … Continue reading

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3axis KAP Gimbal part 3

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Voltage regulation. Oh boy, this is fun. Having got the balance happy, the PID settings clean and video relay done I find myself stymied by failure of the RC control aspect. I can have the gimbal powered happily on a … Continue reading

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