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« on: July 23, 2009, 07:17 AM »

Found this today,



The Spy Kite only $106.90 at Hammacher Schlemmer

hammacher.com/publish/77393.asp
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2009, 07:40 AM »

Would probably lean towards just getting stuff from Brooks' (Lefler) site.  If nothing else, I would expect the customer support to be several orders of magnitude better.  Keeps stuff in the family too  Wink

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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2009, 09:51 AM »

I made my own KAP rig with stuff I had kicking around the house. Used my own camera, a broken tripod mount, and an old remote controlled car. All ready had a couple of big SLKs, so it cost me nothing to get into it. I would be interested to see the shots from the HS kite, but I think the resolution on it is really low.





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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2009, 09:58 AM »

I really like the use of the RC car for your KAP rig.  Extra points for MacGyver skills.  Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2009, 12:15 PM »

Nice set up there Rob.

I think the Spy Kite is made by Eolo Gayla.
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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2009, 01:16 PM »

Thanks, guys. It was a shame to let that old RC stuff gather dust since I've gotten into kites. The car was broken, so I just cut the wheels off, and went from there. It's rough looking, but you can't tell when it's 300 ft. up !
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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2009, 04:51 AM »

Not sure if this will work for you guys on that side of the Atlantic - give it a try:

http://fwd.five.tv/gadget-show/videos/challenge/wind-up-challenge-part-two

This is a link to a UK TV show reviewing 5 kites, one of which is the Eolo spy camera kite
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« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2009, 05:32 AM »

This is a link to a UK TV show reviewing 5 kites, one of which is the Eolo spy camera kite
The UK has a TV show that reviews kites ?!?!    Shocked  Someone call Watty (very old thread reference) Wink

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« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2009, 05:38 AM »

I've seen features on kites on UK TV twice now - a childrens program (called Blue Peter) did a feature at Bristol Kite Festival last year, which we saw them filming. I watched the Rok fight over and over with my daughter in the (vain) hope of seeing ourselves on TV...
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« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2009, 05:45 AM »

I've seen features on kites on UK TV twice now - a childrens program (called Blue Peter) did a feature at Bristol Kite Festival last year, which we saw them filming. I watched the Rok fight over and over with my daughter in the (vain) hope of seeing ourselves on TV...
yep Karl Longbottom did a bunch of stuff for Blue Peter....very cool...

here we have.....blurbs on the news....
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