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Too Light Winds for the Gimbal

A major change in the weather is forecasted. From warm, dry and sunny to colder, wet and cloudy. So it was time to go flying catching the remains of what was left of the summer.
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My original plan was once again to do some Kite Aerial Videography but when I got to the beach the wind was too light for any of my lifter kites to lift anything, so I opted for some light wind quad kite flying instead

Light wind QLK flying
Light wind QLK flying

This ‘new’ Rev kite of mine was definitely up to the task of being super flyable in these conditions and I had a wonderful time playing with it while the sun slowly sank towards the horizon. Ahhhh!

But then I felt the general pressure in the sail kind of increase. Was the wind picking up? Yes,I think it was so I decided to try to do some KAV after all. So I put the quad down and launched the Peter Lynn lifter kite. No problems flying it but would it be sufficient to lift all the gear?

No problems launching
No problems launching

I did try to get all the stuff up there but no, it wasn’t wind enough to keep it up there. Too light winds for flying the gimbal. So I removed the gimbal and fixed the GoPro onto the rig only and things looked better.

However, i had to walk slowly upwind to keep enough power in the kite to keep the camera in the air. I did get some decent footage tho thanks to the Hypersmooth feature of the GoPro.

And here it is!

Too light winds for the gimbal

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