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#21 Felix Mottram

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 10:42 AM

Y'all are SICK. *smacks the lot of you!* :lol:


It was the French Team who first introduced the concept of the lighter than air spars for two line kites.

I forget the name of the team but remember vividly one of the fliers turning up at the FIAC event in the Grande Palais in Paris one year.

Now there is a serious space for indoor (spar assisted or otherwise) flying.

Not so good with mobile phones as it is a steel structure.... da da da da da da ....

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 10:59 AM

me thinx your lines have been well and truly anchored...

hook line and sinkered
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Posted 30 November 2008 - 11:12 AM

Y'all are SICK. *smacks the lot of you!* :lol:



I'll hold 'em... While you'll SMACK 'em! :boxing:

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#24 Felix Mottram

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 11:13 AM

me thinx your lines have been well and truly anchored...

hook line and sinkered

We all know black is the best radiator of heat :P


Radiator yes but reflector, as in not absorbing, no!

Anyway it may be somewhat academic as momentum may be the issue...

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 11:35 AM

Radiator yes but reflector, as in not absorbing, no!

I wasn't going on about reflection :P


what really matters is.. there's no point that aerochic and jynx get out their SLE's !!!!
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Posted 30 November 2008 - 11:38 AM

Very true felix. I think that was the other problem iQuad was having. As their spars heated up they expanded, especially Bazz, and their density decrease. This of course meant both the inertia and momentum of their spars decreased the Brender ended up looking like a, well I wouldn't like to say what it looked like.
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#27 Felix Mottram

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 11:44 AM

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<hic>

what really matters is.. there's no point that aerochic and jynx get out their SLE's !!!!


No need for the SLEs <hic>?

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 11:51 AM

Very true felix. I think that was the other problem iQuad was having. As their spars heated up they expanded, especially Bazz, and their density decrease. This of course meant both the inertia and momentum of their spars decreased the Brender ended up looking like a, well I wouldn't like to say what it looked like.


The notion of density decreasing while the object expanded is of course beyond belief.

I am afraid that the idea of inertia and momentum decreasing simultaneously in The Blender is simply beyond my comprehension.

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 11:52 AM

No need for the SLEs <hic>?

nope deadpan sober on that one ;)
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Posted 30 November 2008 - 11:56 AM

nope deadpan sober on that one ;)


I'm deadpan on the weight issue ultimately as you may surmise!

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 11:58 AM

I'm deadpan on the weight issue ultimately as you may surmise!

i know what you mean (empathy) from a fellow lightweight ;)
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Posted 30 November 2008 - 12:07 PM

i know what you mean (empathy) from a fellow lightweight ;)


Hmmm Lightweights learn other ways to cope....

Not quite what I had in mind here! However, very good thread drift.

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 12:17 PM

soz Antman for the thread drift ;)
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Posted 30 November 2008 - 12:29 PM

I'll hold 'em... While you'll SMACK 'em! :boxing:


You know... this is one of those times when I reallllllly wish I could hear their vocal inflections. ;)

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 12:43 PM

It was the French Team who first introduced the concept of the lighter than air spars for two line kites.

I forget the name of the team but remember vividly one of the fliers turning up at the FIAC event in the Grande Palais in Paris one year.

Now there is a serious space for indoor (spar assisted or otherwise) flying.

Not so good with mobile phones as it is a steel structure.... da da da da da da ....

Felix

The Team was Flashback! I forget the name of the team leader whom I saw last in Guadeloupe in 1997.

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 12:48 PM

soz Antman for the thread drift ;)


I find that it is good to have strong spars in place in the event of summer thermal breezes. The vertical pull can be quite extreme.

This is not just in England.

I remember Verdun, Canada one year... then there was a thunder storm as I recall!

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 12:58 PM

You know... this is one of those times when I reallllllly wish I could hear their vocal inflections. ;)


The trouble is that Usenet/Forum posting is without inflexion to the voice.

Are you aware how passionately I am, and have been involved, with Revolution Kite flying for nearly 20 years?

The punctuation may go out of the window but please do not mis-understand my involvement.

Thank you.

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 01:35 PM

Are you aware how passionately I am, and have been involved, with Revolution Kite flying for nearly 20 years?


Yes. From my time spent here I can totally see that. :) No disrespect intended.

I have on occasion fallen prey to other's sense of humor at times, and that is not directed at you.

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 02:01 PM

Yes. From my time spent here I can totally see that. :) No disrespect intended.

I have on occasion fallen prey to other's sense of humor at times, and that is not directed at you.


We can all push things a little too far occasionally <grins>

Thank you for your observation.

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 02:12 PM

The Team was Flashback! I forget the name of the team leader whom I saw last in Guadeloupe in 1997.


Flashback it was for sure.

And their lead flier was... ?

He was at FIAC but probably not trying to sell the lighter than air spars.

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