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#61 FortFlyer

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Posted 18 August 2007 - 08:21 AM

I was out till 5 am with the SUL and lights :kid_brooding: then again there is always tonight :kid_smartass:
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Posted 18 August 2007 - 08:30 AM

Hahahahaha! Nice. :kid_smartass:

What kind of field are you flying in at night, what kite(s) are you flying, and what is the wind like?

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Posted 18 August 2007 - 08:39 AM

Hahahahaha! Nice. :kid_smartass:

What kind of field are you flying in at night, what kite(s) are you flying, and what is the wind like?


The wind last night was variable 3 to 8 according to the wind meter so I used the SUL and I was out on a point at the Fort. Like 5 minutes from my house :kid_smartass:
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Posted 18 August 2007 - 09:02 AM

Itís nice to see others enjoy fly at night too!!
The last time I went was extreme. There is a bar on the pier that is normally closed by the time I get there but I went flying earlier than usual that night. I had 4 finger lights on and totally got into the zone. When I stopped the whole pier broke out clapping. So funny! I hadnít notice that it was still open so, what a surprise. One lady came down to ask the normal questions {is it hard, where did you get it,, bla bla blaÖ}and told me the band was a bit miffed because everyone was paying attention to the kite and not them

Night flying offers:
1. The wind is normally much steadier.
2. The temperature is always cooler.
3. No sunglasses, sunscreen, or hats ever required.
4. Tons of room to fly.
5. No parking problems.
6. Did I mention a steady wind?
Bring a white light to help seeing the lines to set up. I found the blue finger lights mask the colors of the sleeves. The only thing I donít like is I seem to have more of a problem with depth perception.
Someone will have to come up with a good name for us night flyers.

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Posted 18 August 2007 - 09:27 AM

ISomeone will have to come up with a good name for us night flyers.


How about: Madmen? :kid_smartass:

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Posted 18 August 2007 - 09:28 AM

Someone will have to come up with a good name for us night flyers.


Vamfliers :kid_devlish: aka nocturnal knuckleheads

I think Bazzer should paint us up some UV sensitive designs on all white sails so we can set up UV spotlights on a small generator and watch them GLOW.

OK I need a nap this lack of sleep has totally gotten to me :kid_frustrated:
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Posted 18 August 2007 - 09:30 AM

How about: Madmen? :kid_smartass:


Lesser madmen have turned out to become some of the biggest Genius's in recorded history, unfortunately we don't fall into that category :kid_brooding:
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Posted 18 August 2007 - 09:55 AM

Sweet field Fort. ;)

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 02:04 AM

Lesser madmen have turned out to become some of the biggest Genius's in recorded history, unfortunately we don't fall into that category :kid_brooding:

Oh, I dunno about THAT Jim - you people who can make Revs do what they're supposed to do are geniuses (genii?) in MY book. :kid_content:

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 09:07 PM

ok so I just got in my lights I ordered and thought I would take the Rev for a spin.

I highly recommend putting your finger lights on Velcro, as someone else mentioned. The rings they come with are ok, but not great. I lost 2 lights somewhere in the night. I pointed the lights outward, which lit up the ground nicely, but i think it would have been nice to have lights pointing at the kite as well.

I am working on putting velcro on all the lights I got and I hope to get some video once I do.

Another recommendation, dont night fly with less than 4 hours flight time and in 22 mph winds with gusts of 27+, boy was it fun though. With continuous winds like this I may just buy some of the keychain mag lights and attach those.

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 10:40 PM

ok so I just got in my lights I ordered and thought I would take the Rev for a spin.

I highly recommend putting your finger lights on Velcro, as someone else mentioned. The rings they come with are ok, but not great. I lost 2 lights somewhere in the night. I pointed the lights outward, which lit up the ground nicely, but i think it would have been nice to have lights pointing at the kite as well.

I am working on putting velcro on all the lights I got and I hope to get some video once I do.

Another recommendation, dont night fly with less than 4 hours flight time and in 22 mph winds with gusts of 27+, boy was it fun though. With continuous winds like this I may just buy some of the keychain mag lights and attach those.


You know I was looking at those micro Mag Lights thinking hmmm those would be great for high wind nights :kid_devlish: unfortunately they don't flash and come in colors, I'd still like to see the ones someone got from Walgreen's that are different than the finger lights.
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Posted 27 August 2007 - 07:50 AM

HI Everyone, I have been trying to get the finger lights but can't find them anywhere. Please fill me in as to where I can get them. I'm out in San Francisco. THanks


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Posted 27 August 2007 - 08:00 AM

HI Everyone, I have been trying to get the finger lights but can't find them anywhere. Please fill me in as to where I can get them. I'm out in San Francisco. THanks


Jason



I just scored a batch at walmart. They were by the checkout. It is iffy I check all the time and they are not always there. I just googled them and it came back with a ton of places and at better prices too.

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 10:13 AM

I am looking at a more robust set of lights, not as heavy as a mini mag light, but more expensive then the cheap finger lights (which i busted 2 of the other night). And my hopes are that the purple will have enough of a UV effect to make the white center of the kite really stand out.

http://www.batteryju...miiimimaco.html

I will be removing the key rings, and glueing velcro straps to the light to easily attach to the spars, that or maybe try to jsut tape them on with black duct tape so they dont slide up and down the spars.

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 03:09 PM

OOOOOOooooooooo. I'm gonna have to get some of those! I got a bunch of Finger Lights, but the stupid little swich keeps turning it's self on when they are in my bag, so the kill the battery.

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 04:29 PM

I just scored a batch at walmart. They were by the checkout. It is iffy I check all the time and they are not always there. I just googled them and it came back with a ton of places and at better prices too.

dud we just got a new wall mart here in your search did you find any for south jersey??
GOD PUT ME HERE. TO ENJOY THE WINDS

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 07:37 PM

dud we just got a new wall mart here in your search did you find any for south jersey??



Didn't search walmarts just finger lights

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 09:42 AM

One word on where to find finger lights....EBAY. I just ordered mine from there. They're pretty cheap too.
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Posted 28 August 2007 - 02:11 PM

Just a little hint loop the elastic (if it comes with it) back over the top of the light with the pressure holding the switch in the off position, that helps to keep them from turning on in the bag.
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Posted 29 August 2007 - 03:24 PM

Well I managed to find some lights, not finger ones though. I had to make some adjustments and with a little creativtiy it worked out well, they are not too heavy and they stay on. I had a great time the other night for the solo 1st flight. If there is anybody in the SF bay area who wants to fly, I am trying to find people to fly with. I need to learn and it is hard to do on my own.


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