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Everything posted by Macthe

  1. How bout this then, 2 days ago, Jeff Noblikofp took 3 irish er's up for there first winsuit jump, in Z-hills, one jump each, yesterday they borowed suits and went up for there second wingsuit jump, They built and flew a 3 way line, They have all got between 212 and 250 jumps each, Not bad for the 2nd time in a wingsuit ah?
  2. It seems like it would, doesn't it? I guess Nick would be the person to ask about it. Unfortunately, he's banned from here. why is he banned, or was that a joke?
  3. With rear-view mirrors? I thought the base was backflying? They are the ones navigating right? When backflying its not hard to look over your sholder every now and agin to ck the "spot", its easy in fact
  4. I am not saying we should rename flocking to stall flying, nor I am saying that flocking is subordinate to any other discipline or type of flying. If you think that you are WAY off track. I dont see how it can be called "stalling", when an airplane "stalls' it drops its nose to pick up speed, In a Wingsuit I can go from max track to flat to head up without this affect
  5. Talking with so much passion about vertical decent in way ''who is going slower'' is entirely wrong. Data such vertical speed does not have any skill value. If one jumper has very low speed on vertical decent, this saying more about his/her proportion , rather than skill. I think what these guys are saying is that they have kick ass speeds, but that there doing it with slow desent rates, hence high glida ratio's, one could just de-arch to get a slow fall rate
  6. More popping here that was sme grat dancing, thank you, best "popping" ive ever seen
  7. ok, Chuck blue has his new Birdman Blade, he's up racing with Jeff in his Mach 1 lets see
  8. Speaking of solos ... Mike (IslandGuy) told me he was making some solo's last weekend playing with his Mach 1 and got 177 seconds from regular altitude. I'm sure he could post a screen cap of his Paralog profile ... Jeff Noblikoff just did 200 sec's in his, 13500 to 2000
  9. I do know that there models were covered in electronics to measure lift, not sure how he did his angle of attack, I always thought if you get the attachment point of the harness right then to adopt "the position" would be enough, then the guy controlling the wind speed will put you in the middle of the tunnel, the pivot point of the harness stopping you from flying through the wall is the important part, but i see it in a vertical tunnel, he used a horizontal tunnel
  10. I assume you mean Bernoulli. exakerly :-) isnt the Bernoulli effect wonderful, the high pressure above an airfoil creates lift, SOOOOO how much laminar flow do we need to get Bernoulli effect, if the "wind" leaves the top surface then this has to be lessened, Gyro told me once that he thought parachutes didn't even get perfect laminar flow,. But they get lots of lift from the airfoil they use
  11. bidle is 9 feet long, I used an eagle form tony suits, not a big wing, maybe the throw was lazy, but not sloppy, it went straght up the normal path a pilot chute takes, no waffling, huh
  12. wonderful discussion, wouldn't it be great to obtain "laminar flow" sometimes I wonder if the "wind" is just "blowing past"......... that were just "sail's" deflecting air. but then sometime's you see a tiny wing get so much lift, and fly so fast, you gotta wonder if there's some physics going on here. Does the air wrapping around the wing create lift? of course, can we obtain the angle of attack to produce this affect? do you spell Brunuli?
  13. I'm ready to sew two 3" square pieces of cordura to the top of my pilot chute. seem's like i could grab that sticking out of the pouch. it would be such a smooth surface ref "line" overs/wraps of whatever the fook is happening here, also the hole in the bottom of the PC needs to be smaller.
  14. On deployment yesterday evening I had my hacky go around the pilot chute, tie itself into a knot then go up inside the hole in the bottom of the pilot chute, CUTAWAY, so..............maybe there is food for thought ref it being a problem with hackys being heavier than the pilot chute, I wonder if Im pulling my wings in after I throw my hacky cos this is the second time in 20 jumps or so. is my "burble" causing this, will a lighter "handle" be better I wonder, its a nasty high speed mal and Im a bit fed up, I heard that Scott Bland had the same mal a while back.
  15. he is Captain Jean-Pierre Knaff, ministry de la defense, I just emailed him and asked if i can post his e-mail address, or if he'd like to write to this post himself, we'll see, Talk later, Im going skiing
  16. so that would put the longer cord length at the body, less at the wrist for the slower stall speed?? the lower aspect ratio. The "more range" angle of attack is better with a long parachute like an accuracy canopy is a longer cord so will have a long toggle range, but the short cord at the wingtip will increase stall speed at the tips a plane wants the wingtips to stall last so they raise the trailing edge of the wingtip in the design, HMMMMMMM I wonder how efficient the laminar flow is, hence the "wing" effect, French chap at Symposium said that "at their horizontal windtunnel testing facility in France, they found the laminar flow over the wingsuits they tested to be about 50% of the wing cord...that the "air" was coming around the leading edge of the arm and leaving the wing about in the middle of the cord length" wonder how laminar flow changes the stall speed of a wing? to lift the leading edge of the wing on a wingsuit is to put the Burble almost on top of us, surely the laminar flow with this angle of attack is zero
  17. YES, dont ever feel bad for asking for advice, plus its always natural for a younger jumper to be excited about state of the art.................... and yes you will be under a hot wing....suit and canopy, not tomorow, but soon, when its time
  18. go read the last 2 post's in the Tony suit raptor pic's
  19. ahhh but as soon as a toe touches the ground you have in theory landed, the drogue will only stop forward speed and you wouldn't deploy it till you "land, hey, dont use a parachute, use a dragster drogue, the cross thing
  20. so if the space shuttle lands and used a drogue it didn't land????
  21. I think landing on water would be highly dangerous, on land obviously more so, I don't see how you can get such a small aria suit to land like a much larger aria parachute, it has to be a ski slope with a drogue to stop the forward speed, the drogue will be attached to the leg straps not the shoulders as you wouldn't want to flip your legs under you when you deployed it like a reg parachute would, pick a slope that will shoot you out at the end like a ski jumper in case the drogue doesn't deploy, man I'd love to watch that, I can see us all on the sidelines laughing our heads off cos he plows into a wall of snow or shoots off the cliff on his belly to deploy a base rig, would that qualify as "landing a wingsuit"? :-)
  22. I like cops, but I live in the country, zihills, i think the city cops are diff, they are surounded by nastyness all the time, it must drive a dude crazy
  23. thats THE funnyest thing ive ever............... how bout they wrote Fuck off on the drunks forhead then rushed him out for breakfast????
  24. if you could hit a snow ski slope like we saw whoever that was flying just above the slope, [wasn't that the the most awesome video] then perhaps somehow one could release a dragster type parachute to stop your forward speed as soon as a toe touch's the snow. I'll pay for the jump if you try it :-)
  25. I have two favorites, the first was trying to get across a big ass'd cloud, I first flew down to it going out to the edge then turning to go across it judging it to be the latest moment, at first I thought I wasn't gonna make it but you seem to get lift over a cloud and made it through a gap at the end, then dropping down past the cloud was so beautiful turning to go under the cloud back the dz, what a thrill. The second was only last weekend, they had a vertical V formation, 4 fliers each side of the base who was on his back and I was a 5th person on the top of the V so i was put in the middle to make a diamond shape, ha, I came up on Noblikopf [the back flying base man] with the two wings of the diamond in between us and flew that for ages, what a visual to have people right under me. then a periphery of the other fliers making up the V at first I thought this event a bit boring with the solo's i did but now i find it exhilarating, any skydive can be a bit slow on your own, shoot this event dosent give you the time to look at an alti sometimes