The KAP-lifter was sitting solidly up there and I decided to fly another single lined kite just underneath the camera to capture what a flying kite looks like when seen from above.
So I hauled the Asymmetric Rokkaku out of its bag, rigged it and added a long tail to it for stability. Up it all went, and soon the other Rok’ was flying nice and steady up there. The 30-meter tail was dancing in the wind and kept the Rok’ stable up there in the blue!
OK, now let’s see if it’s possible to navigate the smaller rok’ closer to the KAV camera!
So I grabbed the flying line spool with my hand and started to walk the rok’ slowly towards the camera. I had connected my phone to the GoPro camera, so I could see what was going on and soon the Asymmetric Rokkaku was captured on the screen. Wow! Cool! 😎
I could see how the kite was looking whilst flying. How the bowlines were bending the cross spars and the wind shaping the sail. Amazing.
But wait! Could I bring the rok’ just a little bit closer to the camera? Seeing all the details a little better? I carefully walked a few steps downwind while watching the screen of my phone. Yes! the rok’ got closer and closer to the camera and it turned out fine! I could really enjoy the sight of a flying kite from above!