Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Kite Aerial Photography Week 2011

This is Woodchurch Kent UK from the air, I am in to Kite Aerial Photography , I am able to Remotely control the camera from the ground.

This is the only decent shot I got before my batteries gave out. ( note to self, Charge up batteries before EVERY outing! )

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Here is my Camera Rig.

Kite Aerial Photography

Having been a keen Kite maker and flyer for many years, I saw another Kite Club member had a Camera rigged below his Kite taking photos, I took some photos of the set up and made myself a rig.

Sunday, 9 December 2007

Springer Tug

This is the latest model boat that I have built.

It is based on a Canadian type Pusher Tug.

The hull is GRP, The deck is 1/2" ply and the rest is scratchbuilt in Styrene.

I have made a Fishtail Rudder and this enables the Tug to turn 360' in its own length.

Powered by a 6v SLA battery, a single propeller.

Saturday, 3 November 2007

AMBO Association of Model Barge Owners.

Racing takes place from Norwich down to Chichester and model lakes in between.
The ones with the sticky out bits at the front holding the two sails are called "Bowsprit Barges" and the ones without are called "Staysail Barges" and they race in separate categories.
All the model Barges sail without the aid of motors and rely on the skippers pulling in or letting out the sails as necessary.

These photos were taken at Herne Bay in Kent 2006

Friday, 2 November 2007

Jokes that make me laugh

This is one of Max Millars ( 1950 ish Comedian, He got banned from the radio).
A man goes home to lunch and says to his wife "I have heard that the Milkman has had sex with every woman in our street except one". His wife says " I bet it is that stuck up cow at number 41!"

Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Kite Festival at Palm Bay Margate Kent UK

I arrived around 0900hrs on the Saturday to a nice sunny day with light wind and an empty flying site, so after a look around I got out my light weight roller and managed to get up and away.

Not long after the wind virtually died, so I bunged it in the car and waited. Around 1000hrs some familiar faces turned up so caught up on the gossip.

When the Festival officially opened, the display teams etc did a great job trying to keep kites aloft.

I went home weary but happy at 1600hrs,

Thankyou to all that made this Kite Festuval a great success.

From Rokbottom of the Kent Kite Flyers.