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28/10/2012 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 28 October 2012 · 252 views

High grey cloud cover today but the rain mostly held off. Full 1.5 sails with race rods worked in the mostly consistent SW breeze.

We were only four but looked at the possibility of the leaders benefit/Felix in a circular format and it looks like the 'get-out' that I imagined will actually work. The other kites separate/fly out and the leader flies back around the circle channel defined by the other kites.

The double version was interesting with four and we found that we could hit the vertical and horizontal transition points to good effect. Interesting speed control here. This speed control was also reflected in some excellent free flying in close proximity today. I suspect that there is a whole new level of complexity in team routines just around the corner. <grins> I'm thinking that the individual fliers in the team will be flying unique patterns but combining with the other fliers to 'make' the routine.

Exciting times!

Maybe we can develop this theme next weekend at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park meeting...?

Felix

PS Just watched this http://www.ted.com/t...ig_history.html
and saw this yesterday




We also tried these combinations in preparation for the Yorkshire Sculpture Park meeting. Both leader and compound worked well and we were also able to try some 3D tube varients which also worked well. Looking forward to the YSP meeting next week.

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