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#21 goestoeleven

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 05:36 AM

Been away from the thread for a while . . . .

 

What if we use two fields to muster instead of just the one performance field?  Launch fifty on each field, and then have the fliers on the second field walk backwards to join the first fifty on the performance field.  I know it goes against competition rules to walk onto the field with your kite in the air, but this isn't a competition.  Then there's less total unwinding and winding time required as twice as many fliers can be launching in twice the space, and many can stage their kites with lines unwound on the second field.  As long as the ropes between the fields can be (temporarily) lowered, and as long as the fliers can walk backwards with their kite in the air, this would double the space available for launching.  In 2011, rev fliers pretty much took over two of the fields anyway, IIRC.  As long as there is no scheduled competition or other event on the second field, I'd think this should be possible.


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Posted 29 December 2012 - 07:02 AM

What I am thinking is  20 wide at five deep in 4 groups.

Each group 5 wide, 5 deep.

When they are all in the air, the two inner groups move back and higher giving room for the two outer groups to move in underneath them.


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#23 Felix Mottram

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:26 AM

I think that the fundamental issue is to get the groups configured and then to get them moving on the ground while maintaining the configuration.  Quite how the numbers get sliced is probaly secondary but a graphical illustration so everyone could understand the overall picture would be great.



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Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:38 PM

100 kites wide is a very long line.  In 2010 we did 2 lines of 32, initially arcing up to columns of 4. 

 

We should have approximately the same field size in 2013 as we had in 2010, and the ability to drop the south field boundaries for special (larger) efforts... As I recall, 32 kites across was just about maxing the width of our field when we were on the ground, not sure we can even do two rows of 50 - I'm all for making sub-groups as we're discussing here, just not 100% sure which is the best way yet.


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Posted 21 April 2013 - 03:54 PM

Now I am getting going on this project.


The animations are using "Adobe Edge Animate" which make use of HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript.
FLASH is Not used.
These animation should work well on any up to date Web Browser.
Some early drafts of this animation may be seen at:
START - http://johnnmitchell.com/grid100/start
Horizontal Thread - http://johnnmitchell...grid100/horiz3/
Vertical Thread - http://johnnmitchell.../grid100/vert2/
Please note the shown start probably will not be used. We are working on an easier start where probably 4 groups start separately and then assemble in a 10x10 grid.
It is noted that the animations do function properly on:
iPhone
IPad
PC with Google Chrome 26.0
PC with Firefox 20.0
PC with Internet Explorer 10

Firefox for Android


Long John (formerly Mr. R)

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International Rules Book Committee and STACK International Head Judge - 6/2004-6/2008
World Sport Kite Championship Judge - 2004-2005-2006(Chief Judge)
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