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« on: April 27, 2012, 03:27 AM »

Morning...
So I finally got around to making the rig for my drift170HD camera.....it is probably to big and overkill for it but I do have it.... so..... how do you guys store yours?   Bag? Box? Loose?   The lines are sort of long and so for now I have just daisy chained them up......

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« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2012, 08:48 AM »

so..... how do you guys store yours?   Bag? Box? Loose?   

adult lunch box work OK. Another option is a gun case.

The lines are sort of long and so for now I have just daisy chained them up......


Attach the end together (binder clip, paperclip, safety pin, etc.)
This will keep your lines from getting tangled.  Cool
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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2012, 09:03 AM »

Was just at harbor freight, they had a bunch of cases. Got any pics of the rig?
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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2012, 09:11 AM »

Have to take pix of my amazing KAP rig... flat aluminum stock as an X and then a L shaped piece hanging south....with tool dipped ends for eye safety when bringing down....

amazingly designed and manufactured by me with a bench vise and hammer Wink

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« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2012, 10:24 AM »

Have to take pix of my amazing KAP rig... flat aluminum stock as an X and then a L shaped piece hanging south....with tool dipped ends for eye safety when bringing down....

amazingly designed and manufactured by me with a bench vise and hammer Wink



Looks like your ready to move out of the prototype stage and into production.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2012, 01:12 PM »

Rob, I keep my KAP rig and my transmitter stored in a Sterilite container from Walmart.  It has a snap-on cover and was less than $5 bucks, they come in multiple sizes.  I had a piece of thin foam that I put on the bottom and another that I place on top.  Fits well on the shelf and I have everything I need all in one box.  I have another smaller part container inside that has a small side cutter for cable ties, extra cable ties, extra screws, a small wrench, small screwdriver, and extra plastic tape.
All my storage was less that $7 bucks.  Works great!  I keep my GoPro camera and gear in a Sterilite container - shoe size with snap-on lid.  My GoPro is inside in a separate Pelican 1050 Micro Case.  I sometimes use my GoPro to take KAP video and image sequences.
Good luck, glad to hear there is another KAPer out there.
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« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2012, 10:36 AM »

finally got a chance to test it out...have to see what the pix come out like tonight..






The camera is a Drift Innovation Stealth hd170...shoots with a 170 degree fisheye lens...i use a multi exposure at 30 seconds...battery can last about 2 hours and then i have an extended life battery as well.
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« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2012, 10:40 AM »

What kite are you using?
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« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2012, 10:41 AM »

I just did a test run today with a Focus Manta.....I am planning on using a New Tech Kayakite or a Kevin Shannon Battle Rok for most of the hauling.
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« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2012, 11:18 AM »

The Manta pulled the camera's weight? That's really cool. I'm not much interested in doing the KAP-thing, but oh man, I want a Manta!!
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« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2012, 11:34 AM »

The Manta is a super efficient kite.... and it handles gusts quite well.....

keep peeking around here for one....they pop up sometimes and usually go fast...
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« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2012, 02:33 PM »

I use a camera case that I bought at Harbor Freight. Was very inexpensive. Buy with a 20% coupon.

My go to kite is the HQ 36 sled. Just a great flying kite and packs up easy.

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« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2012, 03:16 PM »


I would say it works quite well!!!
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« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2012, 06:22 PM »

Nice!  Looks like you beat the rain.  Cool shot, man.  Looking forward to more!
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« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2012, 07:01 PM »

nah...was a bit wet when i got back into the car...happens....
The camera is weatherproof so that is fine....

The kayakite sled flies at a super high angle.....love it...
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