New Kite, Old Park

I had been thinking about making a new kite for a little while. The Mini Dopero has a nice wind range, but it struggles to stay in the air (much less lift a rig) in light winds, and of course it has an upper limit too, of about 20 mph. So the question was whetherContinue reading “New Kite, Old Park”

St. Mary’s College

St. Mary’s College is a small school scenically situated on St. Mary’s River a few miles from where it empties into the Potomac. I had made a couple attempts to fly here in prior weeks without much success. The first time out, the wind seemed plenty strong all day but then died right when IContinue reading “St. Mary’s College”

Chancellors Run Park

For my fourth KAP session, it was time to try a new location: Chancellors Run Park. This park is not quite as spacious as Lancaster Park, but it has four softball/baseball fields right in the middle that provide plenty of space to fly a kite. Walking out to the field with my kite rolled up,Continue reading “Chancellors Run Park”

One More Try at Lancaster Park

I decided to return to Lancaster Park again. If you read my last post, you’ll know that I had a lot of lessons learned. The purpose of this session was to try to incorporate some of those lessons. Plus, I knew from my first time out that looking north from this park had the potentialContinue reading “One More Try at Lancaster Park”

Lancaster Park – Take Two

One week after my first KAP attempt, I returned to the same park with 200 more feet of line (for 700 feet total) and a new camera — a Canon PowerShot Elph 160. It was equipped with a simple intervalometer script provided by CHDK. The goal this time was to get the camera as highContinue reading “Lancaster Park – Take Two”

My First KAP Session

The day had finally arrived. I finished building my Mini Dopero kite a little over a month before, and now I’d finished building my first picavet rig to lift an old Android phone up into the air. I’d flown the kite several times by that time and was feeling pretty confident with it. The phoneContinue reading “My First KAP Session”