kites

Introducing Airpup

Airpup is small for a balloon, because Airpup is a kite balloon. Airpup sips helium and eats high winds. Sign up for Airpup announcements on Crowd Supply.

Detroit Kite Festival

I went to the Detroit Kite Festival with Colleen Donaldson and we had a blast! The organizers pulled off a wonderful and inclusive festival complete with a h...

Detroit Kite Festival aerial photos

While at the Detroit Kite Festival I captured some aerial photos with my Canon S100 running CHDK, installed with STICK. It flew on the always-reliable KAPte...

Cully Park Kite Party report back

On June 30th I held a workshop making Sled kites at the Grand Opening of Cully Park. We made close to 80 kites in 3.5 hours. The design is the Stormy Sled, n...

Cully Park Kite Party

Join a kitemaking and flying party at the Grand Opening of Cully Park in Portland, OR on June 30th, from noon-4pm.

kite anemometers

Written with Ecta64. Archived 4th of March 2018 from Publiclab.org. Kite anemometers on this site, and on Github.

notes on assembling the Aerobie Rig

I purchased an Aerobee rig from the KAPtery because I’m real excited about the Jerk Pan mechanism. Our unpredictable late spring rains (its still spring in...

outlining needed kite tutorials

Glenn Davison has answered many of the questions below in the AKA guide to kite flying. I’ve archived the discussion for all its notes and camera-specific co...

DIY mini kite kit first flight

Background Inspired by @PatCoyle’s look at small, cheap parafoil kites for mapping, I’ve been looking for a stable, sparless kite that could lift a small cam...

My summer, generalizations only.

Its been so long since an update.  I Spent my summer between Switzerland, studying sanitation with Cewas and Butte, Montana working on community mapping in C...

Topographic maps from fled kites

I just started building fled kites, but my fellow Grassroots Mapper Nathan Craig is already doing 3D topographic scans with them. ** He’s using **AgiSoft’s P...

Kite Fishing in Indonesia & Melanesia

Traditional Kite fishing in Indonesia, using the motion of a kite to give bait a constant motion. ** A little more history here**. I think this is the one of...

Aerospace at Toorcamp

Several amateurs played in aerospace around Toorcamp, and many more space lovers and hobbiests were present. JonM from Hackerbot, who is one of the leads on ...