It isn’t always sunshine

Most of the time the pictures you see: “online”, “in my blog” or “somewhere else” are as perfect as possible, but sometimes it goes horribly wrong.

Today i want to tell the story behind some of the beauty in the things i do.

 

It isn’t always sunshine

Most of the KAP things i do is making “Time lapses” with my GoPro. On my last trip to “Texel” i encountred a big problem.
My GoPro, as usual in its waterproof case with extra extarnal battery hanging underneed the automatic picavet

 

The first pictures

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Testing at low altitude

The first pictures i took and viewed live over the wifi connection, where fine so i decided to let the kite go to higher altitude. When the kite got higher, the WiFi connection was lost so no live feed any more. As far is i knew, every thing went fine. But it didnt go fine.

 

3000 pictures, 3000 seconds and 3000 bad things later 

That it didn’t go fine was an understatement… It was a beautifull day, sunny, warm, nice winds. The only thing i didn’t counted in was the fact that its colder at higher levels.

combine cold outside and a hot inside -GoPro is getting hot when its working – and you get condensation. Condensation on the casings front screen.

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You can see the front screen protecting the lens of the GoPro

 

What happens when the lens condenses? Wright bad, bad,very bad pictures

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Bad,
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Bad,

Historie of errors

It wasn’t the first time i had this. Last year on the kite festival of westende i encountered the same issue,

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Westende KF 2016

 

but then, i had no clue what it was.

Sollution

If you have a GoPro i can recommend using or the open” back door” or use the “anti fog patches” so the condens can go away or being absorbed

 

 

 

The story about

Taiki Productions – Photo’s, Kites and more,

Is one of my projects, it all started in 2013-14 when i had one of my biggest questions: “How to make pictures in the air/sky without using a drone”.

After some research, i stumbled across something called KAP (Kite Aerial Photography) and soon i ordered my first real kite, picavet, gopro parts, …. and so on. After a few months of trial and error, it all started to work out as i hoped. One of the biggest problems i had was low wind speeds (2-3bft),  Once again i did the research. After looking at diferent midels and types i chose the maxi dopero, this kite is now one of my most favorite kites.

Because you cant have enough kites i bought somme more, in the yours following till now i managed to buy and make some nice and lovely kites. Now my collection is arround 10 kites:

  1. Hq powersled 3.0
  2. Hq powersled 15.0
  3. Maxi dopero
  4. Hq Treczoks cody
  5. Hq Pero (PEarson ROller)
  6. 15m octopus kite
  7. 1 baby kite (always handy if some kids join your day of kiteing)
  8. Hq hoffmans bow,ite sunrise
  9. Koinobori line laundry
  10. Some 2 and 4 liner kites

Now 3 years later the Taiki productions project is grow beyond the KAP, now we’re participaiting in kite festivals in Belgium, The Netherlands, France,…. Still we do KAP but we also do a lot more, like showing off.
One last thing: “Go fly a kite” and remember have fun and fly safe

Steve Goudeseune
Taiki productions Founder

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