I'm thinking of getting back into KAP....actually, I never really started. I never got to the point of taking a photograph from a kite. I had been accumulating the equipment for KAP. I had built a picavet and almost got it complete. I had also bought a large single line kite (can't even recall what type / brand it was.) I only had one flight with it and one of the spars broke mid-flight.
So I'm thinking of picking up where I finished off. I can't really explain why I lost enthusiasm for the project. It wasn't anything to do with the broken spar in the kite. Anyhow, I'm starting to get enthusiastic again. Though I do have to admit that's it's pretty overwhelming with so many bits and pieces involved with this hobby.
I also fly quadcopters but here in Australia, it's getting harder to find places to fly them. Laws are getting tighter and more and more places are banning them. There don't seem to be hardly any restrictions on kites with regards to where you can fly them. With a kite, I could take aerial photographs of beautiful natural landscapes like in national parks - which would be ilegal to do with a quadcopter (at least here in South Australia.) I'm also attracted to the notion that a kite can carry bigger, heavier cameras with larger sensors compared to a consumer quadcopter.
Ive still got the big kite and I think Ive still got all the pieces for it but I'm not 100% sure. I might have to replace the broken spar with a piece of bamboo perhaps. Ive also got to work out how to set up / put the thing together again.