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« on: February 17, 2012, 06:00 PM »

I am thinking of getting a rig together for Aerial photography.

what is everyone using to hoist and what are you hoisting?

I was thinking of a Sutton Flow Form but I see they are no longer made...

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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2012, 06:57 PM »

Personally, I've switched over to an HQ sled (36sq). East to set up and very stable.
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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2012, 07:11 PM »

thanks
what camera and rig are you carrying with it?

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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2012, 07:16 PM »

Different camera but still a pocket point and shoot.

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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2012, 08:29 PM »

Yep, thats exactly the setup I have in mind.
What are you using to control the pan and tilt, and what is your shutter trigger?

I was thinking of programming something up on one of my RC radios.
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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2012, 08:38 PM »

The rig itself is controlled with RC servos (3 all together). The rig is pre-made (parts are) by Brooxes:

http://www.brooxes.com/

I just have a plastic arm screwed onto the shutter servo. I lost the one in the photo and was out of town. I stopped in a hobby store and ended up using some plastic part for an RC car (some type of steering arm or suspension part). I bought the rig kit and then bought the RC stuff used (transmitter and battery pack. I bought one 360 degree servo from Brooxes and 2 others from the local hobby store).



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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2012, 09:21 PM »


I was thinking of a Sutton Flow Form but I see they are no longer made...

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Hi Kirby

If you like the Sutton Flowform, Gomberg Kite Productions have the Skyform series (60, 120 and 250 sq. ft.) which are "Similar in profile to the Sutton" (they look almost identical from the photos on the website).

They also have a 40 sq. ft. and a 75 sq. ft. parasled.

GKPI products are available right here from our host Chico kites  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2012, 09:10 AM »


I was thinking of a Sutton Flow Form but I see they are no longer made...

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Hi Kirby

If you like the Sutton Flowform, Gomberg Kite Productions have the Skyform series (60, 120 and 250 sq. ft.) which are "Similar in profile to the Sutton" (they look almost identical from the photos on the website).

They also have a 40 sq. ft. and a 75 sq. ft. parasled.

GKPI products are available right here from our host Chico kites  Smiley

Hi Kirby,
I have both the Gomberg skyform 60 and 40 ft parasled. Both would work as a lifter. In the local turbulent wind the skyform is more stable. YMMV
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« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2012, 09:13 AM »

Todd,
Nice setup.

I got Brook's kit.  Smiley  Still need the time to put it together Sad 
Out of town this weekend,maybe next weekend.
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« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2012, 06:22 PM »

Kirby,

I just got a Sutton 30. (6' x 5')  Brand new, less than a month a go.  A subtle little kite shop in Colorado, ITW has them listed on their website. 

Good luck.

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« Reply #10 on: February 29, 2012, 07:56 AM »

sent you a PM... thanks
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« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2012, 08:06 PM »

Time for me to get a move on.
I think I like the gomberg flow forms or the hq kap foil?

Opinion of these two?

I will want to carry the brood rig with a canon s95 and giro hero 2.

I like look of the hq foils that are white on the Bottem but they look to be more expensive than the kap foil for the same size.

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« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2012, 02:33 PM »

What size HQ foils are your looking at?

The only HQ KAP foils I saw are 5 and 8 meters those and the gomberg skyform 60 are large kites for KAP.

The most common size is the HQ flowforms 2 or 3. What sizes were you looking at?

 
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« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2012, 10:40 AM »

I was looking at the bigger ones. Not sure which size I need really. I like the Flowforms from HQ...

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« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2012, 12:07 PM »

After some debating, I am going to order a HQ Flowform 2.0 as they dont have a 3.

Will this carry the Broox and a 9oz camera with ease in 10-15mph?
Better with a drogue on these flow forms?

http://www.invento-hq.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=40&Itemid=44

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