Managed to get a few minutes of flying with the rig today… Very cold and the winds were gusty…
I am very happy with my first attempt.. it was only about 10-15 minutes and I didn’t have a very good setup. i.e. nothing to stake the kite with etc, but overall I am happy!
Today I started working on the assembly of Brooxes Finest Kap Kit (BFKK), and about 7 hours later I was done. Wow this rig was a breeze to build. I hope to take it out this week to get some real photos
Here is the rig completed..
Here is a short video demonstrating pan, tilt, and shutter abilities.
more photos here
I decided to take a break from the double star to attempt the electronics portion of the BFKK kit. Specifically the task involves modifiying a stock Futaba S3004 servo to provide 360 degree rotation. The regular servos have three things that prevent endless rotation. There are plastic tabs on the inner lid of the servo and a plastic block on the main drive gear, and finally the trim pot used will not support full rotation. Continue reading
I have now attached the “D” Panels to the first half of the Double Star. I reinforced the tips with 3″ of Dacron and then used gross-grain tabs for the tension line attachment points. Continue reading
After a 1 month hiatus due to work (I can’t beleive how much work interferes with valuable kite building time, geeesshhh ) I got back to working on my double star… Continue reading