kite-aerial-photography
kite-aerial-photography


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cfastie "Hi Patrick, Sorry for the delay, my Public Lab notifications go to a folder that I rarely see. You are correct that a Picavet does not work well ..." | Read more » about 2 years ago
pdhixenbaugh "EDIT: I've posted this in question form here. Hi @cfastie! Apologies if this has been answered elsewhere, but as I've been searching I haven't fou..." | Read more » about 2 years ago
liz "This is a really cool kite, and your documentation on attaching a camera is also great. Have you been flying lately? " | Read more » over 2 years ago
tahnok " I was thinking for that price I might be able to crack one open to harvest it for parts, or maybe hook up an arduino to the output somehow. BUT th..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
cfastie "Hi tahnok, Those inexpensive anemometers seems to be missing an important feature of the expensive Kestrel and other fancy anemometers. They do no..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
tahnok " Have you done any test flights with some of the ~20$ anemometers you can find on Amazon to compare with the Kestrel? " | Read more » over 3 years ago
Kmckeown "Thank you cfastie for your input. I invested in two new kites. I have not tried solar or balloon photography, but I'm looking forward to it. I h..." | Read more » over 4 years ago
mathew "@cfastie mentions the most pernicious fact of flying-- once you start collecting equipment you might never stop. That's true for whichever method y..." | Read more » over 4 years ago
cfastie "A GoPro Hero might weigh 150 grams with the protective case. A Hero Session weighs half that. On a static KAP rig the total weight will be 150g to ..." | Read more » over 4 years ago
liz "Adding another idea, perhaps a solar balloon https://publiclab.org/tag/solar-balloon might be interesting for your use case? @mathew makes these, f..." | Read more » over 4 years ago
Juanjo "Hello @xose I tried mapknitter some time a go. I think is a great software and very easy to use if you want to knit a few photos. In my case most o..." | Read more » almost 5 years ago
xose "Amazing pictures @juanjo! Have you tried mapknitter.org? " | Read more » almost 5 years ago
cfastie "It would be fun to try an Aeropod. I couldn't find any details about the instruments, but it looks like an awesome contraption to fly. " | Read more » over 5 years ago
warren "Hi, Chris, I think it's possible we could get a wind profiler "payload" for the (patented) Aeropod sent out, which has a Kestrel attached. If so, m..." | Read more » over 5 years ago
cfastie "A pitot tube measures air pressure and uses fancy math to relate that to wind speed. I assume the ones on airplanes work better than the Rev P. " | Read more » over 5 years ago
warren "Yeah it reminds me of the things (pitons?) used to measure windspeed from the leading edge of an airplane. Uhhhhh bootstrapping? :-) " | Read more » over 5 years ago
cfastie "I decided not to drop into the rabbit hole of applying time series analysis to these data. There does appear to be some periodicity present, but I ..." | Read more » over 5 years ago
warren "Sorry to miss some of this as I was away last week, and just catching up again now. This looks really great! Sorry if I missed it, but were you abl..." | Read more » over 5 years ago
cfastie "I have a hypothesis about the different results obtained with two BME280 sensors on the flying rig. A difference of 3° to 4°C is more than should b..." | Read more » over 5 years ago
cfastie "Yes, the newer Rev. P sensor works better in high wind because it has a strong heater so the wind can't cool it off too fast. But the older Rev C s..." | Read more » over 5 years ago
warren "Hi, Chris - this is so great. I had just been talking with folks at NASA Globe and the AREN project about wanting to test a datalogger with one of ..." | Read more » over 5 years ago
cfastie "A running mean of the aerial wind speed looks like a very reasonable result. The red line is a running mean of 10 observations (which were six seco..." | Read more » over 5 years ago
cfastie "I have been meaning to do a post about the Tangerine Rokkaku. I have yet to have a full KAP session with it so I hope that will happen soon. Here i..." | Read more » over 5 years ago
warren "Can we get a better look at that gorgeous Rokaku?! Is it hard to travel with? " | Read more » over 5 years ago