KapFoil 5.0



First testflight of my new Kapfoil 5.0 (Bought at Kapshop) .
I was quite uncertain about the behaviour of the kite after reading the comments on the Kapforum.
Now, After my first testflight within a windrange of 15km/h upto 30km/h - 200 meter line out, I can confirm, that this kite is doing exactly what I was expecting of this kite (based on my positive previous experience with the smaller kapfoil version)...  It has a nice strong (but not exorbitant) pull; For sure not more than my big holy man roks!  It will rise high...but that is exactly what I am looking for.   Strong enough to lift my RIGs with low winds.
So nothing else than positive feedback!!

Width: 240 cm / 94"
Height:  200 cm / 79"
Sail:  Ripstop Nylon
Line rec.: Polyester 150 kg / 330 lb.
Wind range: 2-6 Bft. (7-45 km/h / 4-28 mph)


Link 1:   The kapfoil I made a few years ago for Jim Day
Link 2:   Some flowform drawings
Link 3:   My original flowform made and designed by Ivo van Olmen
Link 4:  Kapfoil 1,6
Link 5:  Kapfoil 5,0

KAP, Kite Aerial Photography, Kites: Rokkaku, Aurico, Canon G15


Zierikzee




We had a great afternoon flying our kites above Zierikzee. A very friendly place in Zeeland (Oosterschelde).
Later that afternoon we were invited for a drink on the sailing boat of Peter (noordzeezeilcharter).  He anchored just in front of our Kap place.
A few other places in the neighborhood worthwhile to visit:
- Paal
- Rilland
- Landscape
- Domburg
- Zierikzee


KAP, Kite Aerial Photography, Kites: Rokkaku, Aurico, Canon G15



Rilland

While everybody was watching footbal (The Netherlands versus Mexico), I was flying my kite in Rilland..., It was so quite there...   why why... ;-)
A few other places in the neighborhood worthwhile to visit:
- Paal
- Rilland
- Landscape
- Domburg
- Zierikzee


KAP, Kite Aerial Photography, Kites: Rokkaku, Aurico, Canon G15

Domburg

Yesterday, we had a great day flying our kites above the 13th-century medieval castle in Domburg (Westhove).  The wind was just enough to lift the RIG up to 150 meter above the castle.

A few other places in the neighborhood worthwhile to visit:
- Paal
- Rilland
- Landscape
- Domburg
- Zierikzee


KAP, Kite Aerial Photography, Kites: Rokkaku, Aurico, Canon G15

Sola IV The harbor






Our first day was grey in Sola...nonetheless beautiful scenery there... you gone love it .  The last picture in the row is our"beachhouse" where we stayed with the whole kite team.


Some more things about the festival:

Sola I  The announcement
Sola II The Festival seen from above 
Sola III  The neighbourhood
Sola IV The harbor

Vliegerhappening 2014


Foto album van Daniel De Rudder 
Foto album van Jan Claes

Bij deze geven we u nog even het plannetje mee alsook de lijst van huidige deelnemers.
Mocht ik nog iemand vergeten hebben, laat het dan snel weten dan kunnen we er voor zorgen dat  u een minimale verzekerd bent.

Patrik Koppen  Denis Van der Staey  Piet Schrier  Jan Claes  Maes Hugo  Rene Baremans  Ken Creupelandt
True Colors  Jan Borsboom
Geert Verbanck  John Peeters   Johan Van Eeckhout   Frank De Deken  Petra Baremans  Mira Van Cauwenbergh  Jan Walschap  Michel Dusariez  Patrick Creupelandt  Christian Tuyns  Michael Pierart  JoJO speelgoedwinkel  Stefan fiers  Henk Boelens  Adri  Henk  Peter Eechout  David vab boven  Anita Berrevoets  Dick Bolle  Bas Hougardy  Anne De Roy  Anne’s vriend  Ivo Van Olmen  Karel en Monniek  Mark vanden Broeck  Niekol  Frank Dehu  Free Nollet  Bert Maetens


De voorbereiding draaien op volle toeren.
Vanaf mid April geven we in verschillende scholen een spoed cursus vlieger bouwen. De bedoeling is dat alle (+130) kinderen  daarna hun persoonlijke vlieger de lucht inlaten op 18 mei.

Vliegerworkshop


video

Ter voorbereiding van het vliegerfeest op 18 mei gaven we een aantal workshops in Antwerpse scholen en speelpleinen.  Een super dankbare taak als je al die kinderen ziet lopen met hun vliegertjes.





en nog veel veel meer fotos...


Sint Anneke Plage

It's always a pleasure when the local newspaper is writing something about "special" activities seen in and around Antwerp...
An afternoon flying my kites at Sint Anneke plage...