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Tree Eats New Kite ;-(
Been flying kites just about every day. Very light winds here…5-10 mph at best.
Lost my new 8 foot yellow SUMAC ROK to a 100 foot tree yesterday ☹ ….recovery will be 50 / 50… This is my second kite that I stuck in a tree over the last two months….both are still in the trees…. Recovery options will be my focus in the coming weeks. See if you can spot the kite in the tree below.
A bit closer.
Still got the red vented ROK,..... yellow ROX is in the tree.
The kite lost was 100% my fault, I leave the kites up un-attended (tied on to my fence) – wind dies….or gust take down the kites…. Not certain how the yellow ROK came down. Hope to inspect IF I can get it out of the tree...kite is close to 100 feet up....in the very top of the tree. Possible stick failure....
I did get in three good KAP sessions with the SUMAC ROK in the days prior to the lost kite.
My focus, beyond kite tree rescues, has been on getting my replacement Sony A6000 to work with my replacement CAMRemote controller. After lots of experiments it seems the IR trigger on my A6000 only works intermittently ….sometimes taking only 10 shots other times max of ~100….. bit frustrating. The CAMRemote works fine with the pan and tilt servos but the Sony only sees the IR trigger intermittently. I power off and on the Sony and it immediately sees the IR trigger….only to fail a short time latter and stop taking pictures….
I have moved on to playing with the Sony in camera time lapse app with good results so far….now if I can just keep my kites out of trees….
Good fall color in my neck of the woods. See a few photos below and in this flickr album.