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aeroflyer  (C License)

Apr 19, 2012, 12:56 AM

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Re: [hausair] 186 mph in Speed Tracking.

From your website, I see that you're not going for glide ratio but horizontal speed. It's interesting. To get faster, I think you need to focus on minimizing drag and more weight. I think the phoenix-fly suit (I though that's in your photos) is pretty good for minimizing drag. You could look at this helmet or something similar to get rid of the energy-sapping vortices from a normal helmet:
http://www.pressurized.at/...s/supersonic-helmet/

Or try a full-face, I think those are pretty good at pushing the air out of the way. Also streamlining would help, getting rid of the camera on your helmet and any other blocky things. It would be good if tracking pants had a butt pillow like wingsuits, too.. The butt pillow on wingsuits reduces the low pressure zone behind the rig, where air goes from rig to nothing with that big jump over the bottom of the container. It's an aerodynamic inefficiency.

If you're just going for all out horizontal speed and not sustained, you could try diving and then pulling out into a steep track.. I'm sure you've done this already.

I would like to do something similar but try to get the best glide.. 1.7:1 should be achievable with a tracking suit and skill. the real barrier will be 2:1, which i think will require more technology in tracking suits.


(This post was edited by aeroflyer on Apr 19, 2012, 1:05 AM)


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