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KAP Water Bottle Weight Test

Posted: Sun, Jun 01 2014, 12:23 PM
by basicbill
I wanted to see if my Prism Delta had the moxie to lift a light weight KAP setup such as the Jones KAP rig. Which comes in at about 230 grams including a GoPro camera. https://flic.kr/p/dvoeuH

So after reading a good suggestion about testing, I attached a full water bottle to the 70 lb line and slowly emptied the water until the kite kept the bottle aloft. The final weight came in at 380 grams. So I believe that it should work. At least until I purchase a larger kite.

A photo from this morning's test.

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Bill

Re: KAP Water Bottle Weight Test

Posted: Sun, Jun 01 2014, 07:31 PM
by Mike
Reminds me of the trick my Dad used to do. We'd go down to the beach and he'd put up a cheap delta on enough line so that it flew up high and almost out of sight. Then he'd attach a plastic pail to the line so that it looked like he was flying a bucket. People were amazed and would stop and ask how he could do this. He'd give them a long-winded pseudo-science-y explanation. It was pretty funny.

Can't wait to see your whole KAP rig and the photos you get.

Re: KAP Water Bottle Weight Test

Posted: Sun, Jun 01 2014, 07:56 PM
by swannie
Mike wrote:Reminds me of the trick my Dad used to do. We'd go down to the beach and he'd put up a cheap delta on enough line so that it flew up high and almost out of sight. Then he'd attach a plastic pail to the line so that it looked like he was flying a bucket. People were amazed and would stop and ask how he could do this. He'd give them a long-winded pseudo-science-y explanation. It was pretty funny.

Can't wait to see your whole KAP rig and the photos you get.


That's awesome. I'm totally doing that sometime.