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Everything posted by KrisFlyZ

  1. Just out of curiosity, Can you post a picture with someone showing what the head position is when wearing this? The Norwegians posted a similar teardrop helmet on this forum and the head position was pretty much looking forward with the tip of the helmet resting on the rig.
  2. On your point about putting "tension", aarthus, is this possibly not because of the inlet design and sizing? The small inlets on the arm and the leg have to inflate the suit. The inlets are parallel to the surface of the suit and have to fill a lot more volume. There are also more places on these suits(can comment based on the S-fly expert I flew) where the air can escape from and that causes the inlets to be even less efficient. When the relative wind is at a small angle, these inlets will perform poorly. The flyer has to compensate and tension the suit. The guy that flew the Pro-fly for 5:45 gets major kudos. These are still pretty fun to fly. As the other guy said, if they only made them in M++ and L-.
  3. Kevin shut it down. He posted a thread about it on here when he did. His user name on here is kevin922 if you wish to contact him. I don't know exactly what areas of design you want to improve. Can you elaborate?
  4. This site quotes an SRP of around £1300 + VAT.
  5. Visa , no?. Met him in Norway 2007. Awesome guy!! Visa = Rocket Man Vesa = BadAss Wingsuit BASE guy. Kris
  6. You'd think he was trying to kiss his ass goodbye
  7. I had a 4-5 sec canopy ride once. Don't want to imagine what a 2 sec canopy ride felt like . Guess that answers the question.
  8. I confused the website with the Order form. Apache is on the order form. May I request that pics of the same person wearing the different wingsuits or pics with suits placed one on top of the other in your line up be available on the website? That makes it easy for people to know roughly how the suit area is distributed.
  9. Is this the Nico that posted video a while back? To my knowledge, he is the only guy to have posted BASE video of a Tony suit. I think that suit was called an Apache. The tonysuits website does not list that suit as a product anymore.
  10. Was this Zip-on wing inflatable?
  11. My guess is that this suit would be a good glider. The Center of gravity of a human is roughly somewhere near the belly button. Higher up for people with a muscular V shaped body and lower down for women and skinny guys. The angle at which any suit naturally balances on the 'beach ball' depends on moments of the lift and drag about the CG. With so much wing area below the CG, my guess is that this suit would balance head low and thus be easy to glide in. I guess that may be why suits like the SM1(lot of arm wing above the CG) work for solidly built American guys but don't work that well for the more slender Europeans(will need a suit with more wing distributed lower down).
  12. If you choose to go with it, getting a BASE pouch may be a good idea. From the pictures, it looks like plenty of wing to reach around to get to the BOC.
  13. Don't doubt that for a sec. IMO, Those tufts pointing forward argues the case for having a butt deflector. But that is my interpretation. I am really keen on knowing from this CFD study, not on an absolute basis but comparing the results between different configurations for the given model over the same angle of attack range. a) the Induced drag and how it varies with wing twist(anti-clockwise). b) Flat wing vs a curved wing(spanwise). etc.
  14. Thank you, I could not have said it better. That is my point exactly!
  15. Nice!! Please add an object like the pack on the back of the person. We need that pack to live . Helmet optional!!
  16. I'd be very surprised if off the shelf CFD software can handle the kind of turbulent flow encountered over the top surfaces of a WS. These packages are not designed to do that. I'll take your word for what the software can and cannot do. The video is showing one configuration( straight arm ) and a very un airfoil like shape. There is also a very irregular edge after the leading edge(stop video at 20 secs) Even so, at the end of the video, the tufts pretty much hug the first few inches of the wing. Compare that shape to the one here here. Seems like the tufts would hug a shape like this a bit longer. As for the contribution of the top surface of a properly shaped wingsuit wing to lift, what do you think?
  17. I would be wary of accepting that video as gospel. Anyway, the Software he has access to can predict the airflow around a wing more accurately than the video. To the original poster, I'll help in anyway I can, just ask. Would be cool to see what you find out. Thanks Kris
  18. Agree that the complex rules are probably not the best way. These tubes are they soft? If so won't they blow back making the distance they represent between two jumpers depend on glide angle? Still some length based on formation size and observed glide can be predetermined. Don't drop your tube :)
  19. Yeah, all the Garmin GPSes I have used have the smart recording feature. I preferred turning on 'every second' option. I used to have the setup shown in the pics.
  20. Nice Video . Merry Christmas everyone.
  21. Enjoyed the clip. Thanks for posting.