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My tracking jump.

 


Distabled  (A License)

Aug 4, 2009, 12:37 AM
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Check out my tracking jump on my new gear. This was Sunday afternoon,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzJ9R-SGQEY

I have put some pics up here http://www.dropzone.com/...;;page=unread#unread

I am having a custom suit made by deepseed and I will show you guys the special design features that they have built in.

My new rig is a TalonFS with a Icarus Safire2 210sqft with an Airforce 240 reserve and a Vigil2 AAD.

This canopy lands very nicely. I did some nil wind landings in New Zealand when i went over flying a Safire 270 and that was quite fast across the ground but vertical speed in not really an issue.

Ill have more to report after this weekend.

Cheers

Dale
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Lucky123  (B 32658)

Aug 4, 2009, 6:46 PM
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Thanks for posting the video I enjoyed watching it!

The rig looks really nice.

Hats off to the manufacturer's


The_Don  (B License)

Aug 6, 2009, 9:00 PM
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Cool! Keep posting your progress! ..


dorbie

Sep 18, 2009, 3:48 PM
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Awesome, and well done to the gear makers for sponsoring you.


gimpboogie

Dec 12, 2009, 8:03 PM
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Hey Dale, I've done a bit of tracking, and am learning about atmonauti. not because i am ever going to be an accomplished atmo freeflyer but there is something to be thought of in regards to the body position in atmo vs tracking.

check it out at:
http://atmonauti.com/main.html

I find that the angle of flight (yah atmo you end up covering much more distance then tracking-and going a LOT FASTER :) which is what i like-faster-if you go to youtube and find freeflychild-my buddy has a video of his 1st atmo fight here at our DZ-he's flying -and made 2 points-with one of our more accomplished skydivers-you can see at the end of he video when he says 'faster, faster, faster' he leaves Ryan and flies right back to the jump run, then away to deploy-but that final section is not on the video because Ryan is taking the video (freeflychild is the one in red) and this is Ryans 1st atmo attempt so he has to deploy becore we get to see freeflychild deploy-but we do get to see him flying right back to the jump run qas ryan is deploying-covers a lot of distance and speed is easy to see once he leaves ryan at the end-its like he has turbo kicking in)

anyways, that 45% body angle seems to be a better answer for having our legs locked into the 90% angle.
that angle seems to slow down tracking, and reduces the distance possible but in atmo that angle actually is helpful and increases the effectiveness of human flight.
body angle to the ground is about 45% vs. tracking basically straight on belly....

which leads me to next summer working on atmo body position instead of typical tracking, and this should be allow me to fly on my back.


Premier DSE  (D 29060)

Dec 14, 2009, 1:25 AM
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Very nice, Dale. Perfect practice for your goal!Wink



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