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Author Topic: Multiple Kite Night Session  (Read 2314 times)
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« on: April 11, 2012, 03:58 AM »

I've been thinking for a while about doing some nighttime multiple kite flying.  I had seen some lights on youtube etc but could not get and details. Thanks to misterbleepy for the info posted in the topic 'DS in the Dark'

IW LEDS connected to a 3.7V lipo 500mA battery I had lying around through a 2.2ohm resister feed to each led. Current to each led is approx 350mA but no overheating issues. Light is very strong for the first half hour of so (initial lipo voltage was 4.2volts). After an hour and a half there still plenty of light and lipo voltage has dropped to 3.5volts.  Going to try using a 3.3v regulator or maybe switchable resistor bank to give various light settings.

Here's a clip that was taken at a balloon festival I was invited to in Trim, Co Meath, Ireland. I was glad I found this as I or none of my other companions thought of getting out a camera.
UFO??? no just bright kites Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2015, 08:23 AM »

Hi Silverfox,

I'm from Balbriggan and am looking for Kite fliers in Ireland.  Have you any idea how I find them - this is my first time posting on this forum :-(

I hope you can help.

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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2015, 10:10 AM »

Never seen anything quite like that before. very cool!  especially looks great once the focus settles down around 20 seconds
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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2015, 10:28 AM »

Very nice.

When the winds get over 4mph, the balloons go into hiding

and the kites come out to play.

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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2015, 11:02 AM »

I really enjoyed that.  Time to rig some LED's onto mine for some midnight fun.
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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2015, 11:12 AM »

Now the nights are drawing in again, I should go find my old DS in the Dark lighting rig and fix it up....

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