ineed2fly

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    143
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    Wing Suit Flying
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    Freefall Photography
  1. ineed2fly

    AustriaAlpin Hardware

    http://www.deltarigging.com/contact/locations/ Their grand junction location will pull test things, cant speak for the others but I imagine they would. "As soon as you're born you start dying. So you might as well, have a good time." -CAKE I'm crazy not stupid. There is a difference.
  2. ineed2fly

    AustriaAlpin Hardware

    I use doubled type 8 for the leg straps. Zero issues with slippage, less so than with traditional steel hardware. That is one of the reasons I chose to use them. It is worth noting I am using the "stretch" version of the hardware which is slightly longer. 2 layers of type 8 will not fit through the standard length. I also have to do the turn backs on my leg straps with 1 less layer of webbing than I would with steel, or they wont thread through the hardware. "As soon as you're born you start dying. So you might as well, have a good time." -CAKE I'm crazy not stupid. There is a difference.
  3. ineed2fly

    AustriaAlpin Hardware

    I use these as standard as leg strap adjusters on my base rigs (blacksheep) as does skunkape now. I am about to grab a set off of a rig that has ~250 jumps on it and blow them up, I will check back in here when I have those numbers. I had a friend build a harness with them and blow it up as well, the harness broke at the MLW/lateral junction (if I recall correctly) before the hardware. "As soon as you're born you start dying. So you might as well, have a good time." -CAKE I'm crazy not stupid. There is a difference.
  4. ineed2fly

    wolmari packing

    WHY ARE WE YELLING? "As soon as you're born you start dying. So you might as well, have a good time." -CAKE I'm crazy not stupid. There is a difference.
  5. ineed2fly

    Wire rope / cutaway cable cutters

    http://www.paragear.com/skydiving/10000168/M6945/CABLE-CUTTER-HEAVY-DUTY "As soon as you're born you start dying. So you might as well, have a good time." -CAKE I'm crazy not stupid. There is a difference.
  6. ineed2fly

    Pack volume question

    http://squirrel.ws/epicene "As soon as you're born you start dying. So you might as well, have a good time." -CAKE I'm crazy not stupid. There is a difference.
  7. ineed2fly

    Double needle walking foot industrial machine

    I have a 3/16" gauge and i've just used that to build all of my canopies, worked just fine. "As soon as you're born you start dying. So you might as well, have a good time." -CAKE I'm crazy not stupid. There is a difference.
  8. ineed2fly

    Spools of thread

    http://catalog.dj-associates.com/viewitems/thread-nylon-thread/thread? "As soon as you're born you start dying. So you might as well, have a good time." -CAKE I'm crazy not stupid. There is a difference.
  9. ineed2fly

    My little project

    Flat bottom airfoils are substantially more stable in turbulence. Staying with a standard relatively low AR square canopy, and using a curved bottom airfoil, would offer little to no performance increase, with a large sacrifice to stability. Fluid wings is playing with a comp version of their swoop canopy (think petra-esque) that heavily borrows from paraglider design, like internal seams and curved bottom foils, intended for select hands only. "As soon as you're born you start dying. So you might as well, have a good time." -CAKE I'm crazy not stupid. There is a difference.
  10. ineed2fly

    Blown up Cutaway Pillow - Teardrop SF

    Whenever I build cutaway handles with hard inserts I just build it as normal, and thread the cable through a piece of PVC tubing with some foam wrapped around the outside. "As soon as you're born you start dying. So you might as well, have a good time." -CAKE I'm crazy not stupid. There is a difference.
  11. ineed2fly

    UPT Vector Charcoal Diamond Fabric?

    http://www.rockywoods.com/Fabrics-Kits/All-Ripstop-Nylon-Fabrics/400-x-300-Denier-Cross-Dyed-Nylon-Polyester-Mini-Diamond-Coated-Ripstop-Fabric There yah go "As soon as you're born you start dying. So you might as well, have a good time." -CAKE I'm crazy not stupid. There is a difference.
  12. ineed2fly

    My little project

    Well, I don't fold my top seams over on my non load bearing ribs, I just do a 1cm raw finish seam. For the bottom non load bearing seam and I just fold it in half, but its all along the block of the fabric so its easy sewing once you get it started. For the top non load bearing seams, I do a 1cm raw finish seam, and i just make 2 passes on a single needle. And for the bottom load bearing seam, I just hold like 20" away from the foot, and fold it as I go. The only seam that I think would really be any faster would be the top load bearing seam. "As soon as you're born you start dying. So you might as well, have a good time." -CAKE I'm crazy not stupid. There is a difference.
  13. ineed2fly

    My little project

    I build my canopies without folders. I just pin the fabric together at the reference marks on the top skins. And for the bottom seam I just pin the A B C and D, and fold by hand as I go. I really don't think I would be all that much more efficient with a folder, especially switching from one folder to the other etc. I have no plans to buy folders in the foreseeable future. Last time I was in the badseed loft, his technicians were all building canopies without folders as well. "As soon as you're born you start dying. So you might as well, have a good time." -CAKE I'm crazy not stupid. There is a difference.
  14. ineed2fly

    Stretchiness of dacron vs. Spectra

    Spectra doesn't holds knots well, they tend to slip out. I would suggest Dacron. I highly doubt the difference would even be remotely noticeable for this application. Dacron will also be easier to untie once the knots are loaded, since its a thicker diameter. "As soon as you're born you start dying. So you might as well, have a good time." -CAKE I'm crazy not stupid. There is a difference.
  15. ineed2fly

    My little project

    Also, as far as folding the bottom of the seam like that, I do the same thing on my canopies, but only for the bottom non load bearing seam. Only reasoning being, that I have a 1cm seam allowance on the top of the ribs regardless of it being a load bearing or non load bearing seam. But the bottom load bearing seam requires a 2cm seam allowance, the bottom non load bearing seam requires a 1cm seam allowance. So I have found it easier to just fold the non load bearing bottoms over to make up for the extra length, as opposed to making a completely separate pattern for the non load bearing rib that is just 1cm shorter on the bottom. "As soon as you're born you start dying. So you might as well, have a good time." -CAKE I'm crazy not stupid. There is a difference.