Kite Camera Reel #4: Almost Done!

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Blog entry by CaptainSkully posted 11-18-2009 04:21 AM 3114 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: A Day's Progress... Part 4 of Kite Camera Reel series Part 5: Wright Brothers, Eat Your Hearts Out! »

I was able to squeeze another day in the shop. We started out by finishing up the parallel linkage with the barrel bolts we got from the hardware store. Then we fabricated the Brooxe hanger and the camera enclosure mount. Finally, it was time for the handles.

^ Handles installed on the reel assembly

^ Camera enclosure mounted on the bottom of the parallel linkage

^ Brooxe hanger showing how kite string winds around the “mushrooms” in the top member of the parallel linkage

A little finish sanding, and we should be ready for a test flight. We’re using an 8 square foot Sutton Flow Form kite. Hopefully, the rig won’t be too heavy. At worst, we’ll upgrade to a 16 square foot kite.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#1 posted 11-21-2009 06:40 AM

so how will you control which way it points…assuming its fixed…and a wide angle…it will be really cool…can you shoot video???

how high will the kite be let out? I cant wait to see some shots…

I watched the first dvd—-it was EXCELLENT…and there is a LOCAL weekender builder…so I am really excited…he is in Petaluma and offered me to come see his boat…I just got the message tonight…so have not heard back…but excited (sorry to use your post to tell you this—-can you tell I am excited!)

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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