Sunday, February 3, 2013

Large Homemade Kite + GoPro

We spent three hours today building a large 5'6" kite out of balsa wood and very thin plastic, flown on 25 lb test fishing line. Before it could get very high, the balsa wood broke. Luckily, we had attached the GoPro to the string and put it on time-lapse mode, so we got some nice shots. We will build a sturdy kite over the next day and it will hopefully get much, much higher than this one.

Here you can see the GoPro hanging from the string.

The flimsy kite...

I fly the kite as my dad watches.

A nice view, with my mom standing in the bottom right.