DGS MAP 006 GREENLAND – SITE ANALYSIS DEVICE

– ON SITE –

Our kite on site in Greenland this week:

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Camera kite in action over Greenland! Success (hopefully … waiting for site images)

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14* difference in temperature using the Mylar pop-out tent as shelter

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-MAKING-

Testing ‘mylar’ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BoPET for Greenland’s -30* by building a kite and tent that can collapse into a drawing tube/pocket and be assembled in 5 minutes in freezing temperatures … it’s the thinnest insulating material I’ve come across. Pretty fun to play with. So, fun times in the studio this week …  building apparently the first kite to be flown in Greenland … with a camera on it? Site photographs… the things we’ll do for them-

http://www.davidgarciastudio.blogspot.com/2011/09/david-garcia-studio-to-exhibit-at.html

9am

The ‘tent’

Injakie’s awesome mechanism

braving it onto the ‘frozen’ lake…

Testing out our prototype kite in paper

On the iced over lake outside that building that looks like the Star Wars headquarters- nice place to launch Sputnik

Paper Sputnik taking off and … crash landing … back to the drawing board

12pm


Mylar = liquid gold


4pm


Sitting inside the tent – it actually worked; just talking made it heat up and you can see straight through it but not into it

8pm

Finally… lets just hope it stays afloat in -30 degrees

Conyne kite with camera – 1906

George Lawrence flying the Conyne kite to photograph San Francisco from the air 1906

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