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Drastic plastic pendulum beam

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The weather is continuing to keep me grounded, days and days of overcast followed by bright spells with slack wind and sudden cloudburst, reading the daily forecast is becoming a moment of dread. It’s been weeks now. I decide to … Continue reading

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Tim’s ‘fly & forget’ rig

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After a lot of trial and error with a direct to servo mounting I opted for the Brooks method of pan drive for 3 reasons: compact design- the offset allows the pan servo to sit behind the camera landscape aspect … 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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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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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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KAP Pendulum

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Based on an original design by Christian Becot, as used by Christophe Gaston, I have been using this for 4 years now. Over that time I have reduced the size of the pendulum, halved the beam length and used a … Continue reading

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