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TCMRigging  (D 24098)

Aug 18, 2006, 9:06 AM
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Has anyone ever done pylon races with canopies? Another swooper and myself used to drop two 88ft long pieces of crete paper with wieghts and pylon race around them. It was a hell of a good time and I'm curious if anyone has ever tried this before?

Chris


Premier SkymonkeyONE  (D 12501)

Aug 18, 2006, 12:24 PM
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Nope, but we have thought about it. We have also thought about doing the same thing with wingsuits.

Chuck


bch7773  (C License)

Aug 18, 2006, 2:05 PM
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how much weight did you put on them to make them fall at a good speed?

that sounds fun.


TCMRigging  (D 24098)

Aug 18, 2006, 2:51 PM
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I used 88 ft long crete paper (black) and yes the color does effect fall rate for some reason. The white and black paper were a different texture and the white fell faster.

I used 4 AA batteries for the weight.

To set up the course we flew past each other and then dropped the streamers.

We would then get close together on the course (one behind the other) and start racing. To make the turns you roll your wing up on its side then go into a full flare to make a tight turn. Basically like carving your wing on the ground. It is really wild to be right behind another canopy and try to make a pass. I may get a few people to do this over the weekend and post a video.

Chris



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