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#41 Love2fly

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 03:02 PM

Hello Felix-

How have you been?

Here's one:

Have the top two rows face right, the bottom two left and have the columns doing a 90 degree pinwheel and then thread vertically, 180 and then back to the middle and pinwheel the other way. You can then thread again, if you like.

Has anyone tried doing dosey doe/ matrix??? That should be an easy one and look really cool, too.

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 03:57 PM

Hello Felix-

How have you been?

Here's one:

Have the top two rows face right, the bottom two left and have the columns doing a 90 degree pinwheel and then thread vertically, 180 and then back to the middle and pinwheel the other way. You can then thread again, if you like.

Has anyone tried doing dosey doe/ matrix??? That should be an easy one and look really cool, too.

xoxo to all of you guys.


Hello Laura,

All is well. I think that the dosey doe is in the scheme of things but do not quite get the 90 degree pinwheel and thread. Are you able to draw it in some way and post?

Best wishes

Felix

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 05:26 PM

David,
Are rows 1, 2, 3 and 4 all moving in synchronization. Meaning all kites in columns 1 and 2 rotating a swap at the same time followed by columns 2 and 3 and then columns 3 and 4?
If so I will have to give my rows more separation in the animation to prevent collisions.

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 07:23 PM

Hello Laura,

All is well. I think that the dosey doe is in the scheme of things but do not quite get the 90 degree pinwheel and thread. Are you able to draw it in some way and post?

Best wishes

Felix


Hello Felix...

Here goes:

>
>
<
< ..... 90 degrees pinwheel forward to horizontal.... ^^vv ..... fly forward to top and bottom, 180 and return to center pinwheel back to undo wrap.




It's sort of like doing a partial team matrix. Threading wasn't the right term as the pairs are either moving up or down. As everyone is flying forward, it would be easy to get into this (I think)....

Hope this helps.

Take care.

Edited by Love2fly, 01 November 2010 - 07:28 PM.

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 02:22 AM

Hello Felix...

Here goes:

>
>
<
< ..... 90 degrees pinwheel forward to horizontal.... ^^vv ..... fly forward to top and bottom, 180 and return to center pinwheel back to undo wrap.

<snip>


Hi Laura,

Did you mean like this for the 16?

> > > > (NB more space between the columns Edit)
> > > >
< < < <
< < < <

^^vv^^vv^^vv^^vv

It might be a bit tight on the horizontal but with care should be possible!

Thanks very much.

Felix

Edited by Felix Mottram, 02 November 2010 - 02:25 AM.


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Posted 02 November 2010 - 03:42 AM

Hi John - email sent to you with an animation of the steps

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 03:55 PM

Hi Laura,

Did you mean like this for the 16?

> > > > (NB more space between the columns Edit)
> > > >
< < < <
< < < <

^^vv^^vv^^vv^^vv

It might be a bit tight on the horizontal but with care should be possible!

Thanks very much.

Felix


Hi Felix-

Absolutely with sixteen. It should look cool with the constant movement. To add to that move, you could easily have the columns all pinwheel 360 degrees (there will be two points of a horizontal line of 16) with everyone doing a 180 and flying out of it 360 degrees back to original position (everyone would be facing the opposite direction).
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Posted 02 November 2010 - 10:04 PM

Hi John - email sent to you with an animation of the steps


David, Here is what I understand from what you sent me.

In the .swf version, not attached, there are Flash Action Script pauses between each maneuver. Unfortunately .gif doesn't understand these pauses.

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 12:30 AM

David, Here is what I understand from what you sent me.
<snip>
In the .swf version, not attached, there are Flash Action Script pauses between each maneuver. Unfortunately .gif doesn't understand these pauses.


That looks correct to me!

Going back to threads it occurs to me that slow wing tip 360s up and down would look superb. <grins>

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 03:06 AM

superb work John that looks excellent - these animations will be very useful for spreading the word on proposed grid routines

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 03:19 AM

If you've got the time and inclination John could you please animate this one? :)

Grid radar's-
From the bottom:

All kites face left
Radar in column lines 60 degrees to the left around the bottom kites, i.e. the wingtip of the bottom kite in each column is nailed to the sky as it's leading edge radars 60 degrees to the left; the 3 kites above in each column maintain a straight line through their leading edges as they radar 6o degrees simultaneously
All kites 180 turn up on the spot
Radar in column lines 120 degrees to the right around the bottom kites
All kites 180 turn up on the spot
Radar in column lines 60 degrees to the left around the bottom kites - ending up in opening grid positions with all kites facing left

From the top:
As above but with the top kites in each column acting as the point around which the radar rotates

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 03:49 AM

If you've got the time and inclination John could you please animate this one? :)

Grid radar's-
From the bottom:

<snip>

From the top:
As above but with the top kites in each column acting as the point around which the radar rotates


David,

I had wondered about half the grid going left and the other half right or holding position until the left side did the 180 turns. Or half from the top and half and half from the bottom and switching at the middle?

Felix

Edited by Felix Mottram, 03 November 2010 - 03:50 AM.


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Posted 03 November 2010 - 07:50 AM

Sure, all sound possible

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 11:25 AM

Okay, attached is the Diamond Thread or what ever it may be called.
Click on the image to see the animation.

Just thought of a good reason to buy more Revs.

To make it look neat when you are doing the "Diamond Thread or whatever it is called" thing.

PS, I think you will need to make up a shorter name when calling it on the field. :kid_devlish:

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 12:23 PM

Just thought of a good reason to buy more Revs.


I think it's still only one kite per person, Chris. You don't have to fly them all, alone... :kid_devlish:
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Posted 03 November 2010 - 12:40 PM

If you've got the time and inclination John could you please animate this one? :)

Grid radar's-
From the bottom:

snip ....

Seems to be clear to me. I'll look into it today however, I don't know if I will be able to do it today.
What is it named? It kind of reminds me of a tachometer or even a Taco.

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 12:43 PM

I think it's still only one kite per person, Chris. You don't have to fly them all, alone... :kid_devlish:


I think that having the correctly coloured kite was the issue.

I have an image of the 3 line counter rotations at Portsmouth 2008 pinned to the wall at arms length as a reminder of what was achieved at that initial event.

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 02:29 PM

Seems to be clear to me. I'll look into it today however, I don't know if I will be able to do it today.
What is it named? It kind of reminds me of a tachometer or even a Taco.

Windscreen wipers



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Posted 03 November 2010 - 02:49 PM

Windscreen wipers

To keep from confusing the Americans or even the British if the name was changed to windshield wiper, I would suggest simply wiper.

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 10:24 PM

Seems to be clear to me. I'll look into it today however, I don't know if I will be able to do it today.
What is it named? It kind of reminds me of a tachometer or even a Taco.

David,
This is how I interpret the first half. The second half as I understand will pivot from the top Rev.

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