Exactly one year ago we first let our blue Rokkaku fly with a camera suspended from it. We had so much fun flying, experimenting, learning ... It was a great year and we've compiled an article on Medium about kite aerial photography in general, with some thoughts, personal experiences, tips - and a lot of photos - hoping to inspire and popularize KAP.
Every comment, suggestion - and critique - is gretly appreciated ... 😉
I 've been flying my B series revs the last the three months using the knots suggested in the video that came with the kite. I can manage all the slides and hovers. Recently, someone suggested that I should fly with a longer pigtails because that's is how Team Iquad fly. Being a newbie, I took the suggestion and made some longer pigtails and fly at the most outer knots at possible. The problem is I am not sure why I am doing so. Can someone explain the principal behind this? Thanks!
Looking at a Brand-new 5- piece, 2-wrap frameset for a Revolution 1.5. This frame has never been installed or flown, in original Rev packaging. 2 Wrap rods are the lightest and most fragile rods for outdoor use. These rods have a similar stiffness to the 3-wrap and 4-wrap rods. These rods are best suited for low wind. 2-wrap rods are identified by their label with 2 feathers, the words “Professional Use ” with an internal diameter of 1/4 inch.
Drawing will take place in the evening (Mountain-Standard time) of January 5, 2018.
To enter, reply here with "I'm in."
Numbers will be assigned in order of entry, and the Random Number Generator will choose a number. Good luck.
Draw Date January 5, 2018
In so far:
Winner is: @Mike Klaiber
Admin approved: One time change to the rules below as I live in Canada - I will ship anywhere in Canada for FREE. My dear American friends who live on the Continental USA (Including Alaska) I am most pleased to carry the bulk of the shipping cost but request $10 cdn to offset some of the cost to ship to the Land of the Free & Home of the Brave.
Some rules and guidelines:
Don’t play unless you’re willing to put up a prize and ship it to whoever wins.
Shipping is paid by the original poster, the winner pays nothing. Be prepared to ship your prize anywhere in the lower 48 US States. Sorry, but due to shipping costs, we really have to limit this to the lower 48 US States.
RULE CHANGE (7/31/2014): Members from Canada, Alaska, and Hawaii are welcome to enter the Karma drawings provided they are willing to pay half of the Karma prize shipping cost. The method and timing of the payment will be agreed upon between the two parties after the drawing for a particular prize.
You can choose the length of the giveaway, but keep it between 1 and 2 weeks.
Try to ship the prize promptly. You should be able to ship it within a week, but if you can’t, PM the winner and let them know. Sometimes life gets in the way! This whole thing works on the honor system so if there are any problems shipping or receiving a prize, it needs to be worked out between the two parties. Don’t forget…Karma!
This isn’t a competition, but feel free to be generous! If you can only put up a hat, or a tail for a stunt kite, great! If you have something in your kite bag that you never fly and would be willing to ship, that’s great too. Either way, the people that join to win it will appreciate it.
When you receive your prize, post a thank you to the thread where you won it.
The thread will be locked after that point so the new **KARMA** stays above it.
Good luck, and have fun!
I found 3 x Stratoscoop 3's today that have never been flown. This one is the red,white and purple. I have a red, white & light blue as well as a red, white & dark blue. SOLD They sold in the 80's for $210.00 each. I would like $100.00 each + shipping. Thanks all. Pete
Curious if anyone within driving distance by any chance has one of the new Rev Rx or XX kites on hand and wouldn't mind letting me have a feel for them? Really considering jumping for one but unsure of how they feel, since it's a different preference for every individual.
Thanks, feel free to PM too if you like.