I'd like to hear from anyone who has had experience of doing a community project based on KAP.
I have been asked to look into this as part of a 'Landscape Partnership Project' in the UK. The idea is to get group activities going to bring together archeology, local history, schools, wildlife protection and other 'landscape stakeholders'.
I have some ideas such as building up a seasonal cycle habitat photo-map with simple nadir rigs flown by schoolkids. I see this as a process involving building the rigs, flying the field and building the mosaic. I reckon I could only feel safe with no more then 5 kites aloft at once so by repeating the cycle 4 times in the year everyone in the class should get a go with the string.
What would be a good ready made bombproof kite for the job?
I figure a 10 year old should be OK with a 1.5msq kite but I'd like to know how small a child could be trusted to handle a KAP kite?
I have settled at 5 but how many kites could be expected to fly together without tangling?
How to manage the mosaicing-maybe cut out and stick down is better then digital for group involvement?
Clearly a cheap, basic compact camera is needed, I'm minded to use a Canon Ixus- any other ideas?
I'd like to fly Simon Habord's AutoKAP rig too- any thoughts on work-shopping the manufacture of 5?
Should be fun, gloves will be supplied!