kite-aerial-photography
kite-aerial-photography


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cfastie "Nice model. Thanks for doing that. There is plenty of room for nuts now. I don't know how changing the angle will affect function. I would have to ..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
ranon "@cfastie I modified the leg bracket in Fusion 360 and have posted it to thingiverse. I moved the leg brackets in more towards the center and angl..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
tonyc "The other option was the zip tie only method from all my little pendulum rig notes. You snug up a zip tie as tight as you can, then slide if off th..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
tonyc "another thought is using a rubber band wrapped around the dowel, then clamped with a small zip tie. The combination of pressure from the tie on the..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
cfastie "Wooden dowels are widely available, but they also vary widely in quality. Oak and sometimes maple dowels are fairly reliable and birch, poplar, and..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
ranon "Thanks for the input Chris! The reason I have been using wooden dowels is for their wide availability (can be consistently found at any craft, har..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
cfastie "With some rig/camera combinations and with certain wind conditions any of these techniques could work. I might use any of them if I assembled the r..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
mathew "wow. nice little jig! more jigs like that would be great. it is especially nice for helping communities do small runs themselves. " | Read more » over 6 years ago
cfastie "Here is a timely and apropos idea for drilling holes in the pendulum or Picavet shafts. Last week I shipped a Picavet Hardware Kit (everything but ..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
mathew "Agreed-- And some strength tests/inspection points. " | Read more » over 6 years ago
cfastie "Are you going to make me stand under a KAPtery rig with a Canon EOS M on it while you shake test it until it fails? Then you stand under a wooden d..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
mathew "While you're worried about friction mounts, I'm worried about home-drilled holes in rods and the chance of putting cracks or stresses into the rod...." | Read more » over 6 years ago
cfastie "I'll play around with those pins. The odd thing is that I have inserted hundreds of those pins in suspension shafts over the past three years, and ..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
mathew "The hitch pins really wouldn't go in until I opened them up. I first focused (as you have above) on opening up the hole and clearing the path. no ..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
cfastie "Thanks Mathew, The holes in the aluminum frame for the leg brackets definitely needed modification. I make them bigger now and moved some of them ..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
mathew "posted: https://publiclab.org/notes/mathew/07-08-2016/notes-on-assembling-an-aerobee-rig " | Read more » over 6 years ago
cfastie "I'd love to see your assembly notes. I just updated the assembly guide and parts list (http://www.kaptery.com/guides/). I can easily incorporate yo..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
mathew "@Ecta64 How do you feel about the Kite Anemometer section and lift calculations? I really think a lookup chart of "I have X grams of stuff I need..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
mathew "That's a good point, Chris, and I like that you start at the camera. Beyond framing kite photography, I think it's worth integrating several of th..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
mathew "I can't wait to get mine flying. I assembled it a few weeks ago and really love the design too. Chris, I have some notes on the assembly instruct..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
cfastie "Thanks Ecta64. It's also really easy and fun. A great way to get photos for aerial panoramas. " | Read more » over 6 years ago
cfastie "I might organize some of these topics a little differently. Here is an outline of the first few topics. Choosing a camera 1. Do you want excel..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
ranon "You're welcome, glad to hear that! " | Read more » over 6 years ago
eustatic "thanks for letting me know about this, i'll have to add this to my repetoire " | Read more » over 6 years ago