A kite-balloon offering quiet, long-term flight for videography, communications, and meteorology.

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Nov 14, 2019

Project update 16 of 20

Production Prototype Video & Flight

After taking Airpup out for some flight testing, I recorded another studio update video, along with flight video. Read the post on my blog, as well as other posts on the Airpup journey.

After a variety of delays, detailed in my previous studio update videos, I’ve finally finished the production prototype of Airpup and have done a solid test flight.

My studio update:

My flight was rather gusty and it was hard to keep Airpup in the frame, so this video is a bit fragmented. I explain a bit more about the conditions in my studio update, but overall I was very pleased with Airpup’s performance.

The glistening threads are [ballooning spiders]( whose migration was cut short by my kite line. My sincerest apologies to these awesome arachnids.

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