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I think it's a darn site more successful than my first effort!  It all looks pretty good to me.  Looks like you've got a delta up?  I've had a few successful kap flights with my delta which is just a cheapie, but they do tend to fly at a reasonably steep angle and some are pretty highly thought of by the regular kap crowd.

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I'm still waiting for the stuff to arrive from the bloody KapShop, I have emailed them a couple of times, the latest being today (waiting for a response from todays) but it has been nearly two weeks and it still says processing. Annoying:mad:

Anybody else had dealings with them? Just hoping it may just turn up.

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bummer, gum-nuts!... what a pain!

 

Thanks John,... the delta belonged to a lady and her kid who just so happened to flying at the same park... it was breezy but right on the lower cusp of what that cellular kite would fly in... lotsa lulls yesterday and was really in need of some kite viagra, cuz it just wouldn't stay up. The kite itself was a little jumpy too which is another reason I didn't feel it was quite the best for this application. I'm starting to think about investing a little time in maybe buliding the least expensive Rok possible... problem is I'm trying to avoid spending hardly any money on this endeavor and I'm working with 80 or 90 lb test line that I already have and I don't want to over stress it on the line. I know the heavy duty dacron can cost a fair amount.

 

The mods I plan to make include shortening the arms on the Picavet and a few changes to my reel. The reel I made like the ones shown on Andrew Newton's site only smaller in scale. Once I make the mods, I'll post some pics.

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The other kite you could try is a Fled.  

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I sourced a Gomberg Fled locally (as pictured) but shouldn't be overly hard to make.  They fly really strongly in light winds under 12mph and at a really steep angle too.  Mine has a drogue tail - which I think it needs - but a fuzzy tail would probably do as good a job.GOPR1992.thumb.JPG.4d1a086132b4d47330a86

Sandy Point beach at high tide

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I was thinking the same John... Thanks

From what I've read, they are pretty big right? What size is yours?

By the way John, your youtube vid on the last page showing you simple GoPro mount and how to is missing from the thread since the upgrade.

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Mine measures 61" high and 78" wide.  It certainly has a solid pull to it.  There's also and adjustable line connected to the horizontal spar ends that you can use to put a bow into the kite - I haven't experimented with this too much, I just put a little bit of a bow into it and it flies nicely.

Thanks for the heads up on the vid going missing,  Seems to be a bit of that after the upgrade but I've put it back in the post now.

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Bummer.  Into the Wind and Cobra kites also have the Ultrafoil.  

I wanted to get everything in one place to save on postage, i also particularly wanted a KAPshop rig - patience young padowan! Patience isn't something I possess.

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I've had notification this morning the stuff is on its way, hopefully will try some KAP next weekend! But the real trick will be flying and filming while I buggy!

​No problems, put the kite up, bang in a few stakes or attach to a bag full of sand, then go back and forth underneath the kite.  Here's another thought that I have no idea whether it would work or not, tie Ultrafoil to back axle of buggy.......

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​No problems, put the kite up, bang in a few stakes or attach to a bag full of sand, then go back and forth underneath the kite.  Here's another thought that I have no idea whether it would work or not, tie Ultrafoil to back axle of buggy.......

​Think I'll start with it tethered to a fixed point!

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Hey I was making these for a while with the idea of selling them but they were a bit too time consuming and i had bigger fish at the time.'

Its a manual rig i use with a go pro and/or small point and shoot. I use the S100 as it has raw and a nice little unit. You just set the angles put it up there, hope for the best, bring it down adjust and repeat. I used this method for years until i made the auto rigs.

If i still have any they were $60.

Also attached a pi of my Bunnings job that kept me going for quite a while!

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Anybody got any tips for winding 200m of line onto the winder...

 

Poke stick through hole in cardboard spool tube and wedge behind something so it can rotate freely - with a just a little friction to stop it overrunning.  Maybe on the floor with a chair leg either side sort of thing.  Some suitable music and fine wine/cider/beer/oj/wheatgrass juice and away you go.  Don't pull the line off the end of the spool as you'll probably put half a turn in it every wrap.

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My first go today, started of at Lake Walyungup and then headed to the beach, had the rig to close to the line at the beach and got a few with the tail in shot, I have added them to the gallery but there are a few here...

The wifi worked with the app over 100m, so I could preview and change settings as I went - I used the rig without the case on the GoPro.

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Great shots, Mark.  I'm totally jealous of the weather you've got over there atm.  Just looks great.  Fabulous that you can control the gopro with the wifi - that's a huge bonus.  Geez, I might have to stop buying flashlights and upgrade the gopro2!  Btw, I hope you don't mind me fiddling with one of your photos, but if you download PTlens, you can easily knock out the curvature and correct any rotational issues...from this:

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To this:

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It does add a little distortion in places, but you can mess with things in all sorts of ways.

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