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« on: June 10, 2013, 10:38 AM »

How does this work?

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« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2013, 11:18 AM »

looks like it is suspended on a traveler that is controlled by that lighter line....maybe spring tension to make it climb? whose page?
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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2013, 11:59 AM »

I'm sorry if I am a complete newb on this topic but what exactly is a KAP and what the heck does one THAT SIZE command.  I see touch controllers and suspension hardware... whoa!! Huh

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Ok I see it stands for Kite Aerial Photography.  Now I see what that's all for... incredible equipment!  Would any of that hardware not be contingency/secondary protected by some form of chute in the event of an unforseen failure of the lifter kite/sail???
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« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2013, 12:02 PM »

A bold guess:

Looks like the main line goes once around the orange thing.
Then, by pulling the lighter line, it makes the black winder spin, which makes the orange winder spin and hence makes the whole structure climb the main line.
I would imagine that due to weight (i.e. gravity) if you let go the lighter line the whole contraption moves down which makes the orange winder spin in the opposite direction, which makes the black winder spin likewise and makes the thin line be re-spun around the black winder and be neatly put away.

If this is how it works it is quite clever... (not me, the invention I mean)  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2013, 02:06 PM »

Can you give us the link where you saw this. I am really wanting to learn more. I think this might be just the type of thing I need for my KAP outings.
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« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2013, 02:14 PM »

Im intrigued too.. wonder what it weighs? and how well it climbs
the black spool looks like a wire spool i have.  But it isnt that light
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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2013, 02:17 PM »

A bold guess:

Looks like the main line goes once around the orange thing.
Then, by pulling the lighter line, it makes the black winder spin, which makes the orange winder spin and hence makes the whole structure climb the main line.
I would imagine that due to weight (i.e. gravity) if you let go the lighter line the whole contraption moves down which makes the orange winder spin in the opposite direction, which makes the black winder spin likewise and makes the thin line be re-spun around the black winder and be neatly put away.

If this is how it works it is quite clever... (not me, the invention I mean)  Grin

I agree with this observation.  Once your main kite is aloft, you can pull the thin line towards you to have the camera climb the cable...  Once complete, the rig glides down by gravity, but spins the thin line on spool as it descends.  Very thoughtful design.
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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2013, 02:42 PM »

For those of you on facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/vuhoang.ba.5
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« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2013, 12:55 AM »

Thanks John!
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