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Kites and Tethered Aviation / Art

Postby inog » Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:37 pm

Kites and Tethered Aviation / Art


If anyone has done notable kite work or tethered flying art work, I would be interested in talking to them. I would be curious about any environmental or logistical issues that may not be apparent.


- I am aware of the winds from 0 – 40MPH. That does not bother me. No wind is often easier than high wind. High wind provides its own opportunities.
I would be curious if there was any notable wind pattern, such as night winds, or mid-day shifts to look for. (The wind often follows the sun…)

- I am aware of the dust, and I am curious as to its properties and abrasiveness / salt content.
As well, if the dust has a notable impact on certain fabrics, carbon fiber or the like, that might be useful. Not a big deal, but some things can be accommodated to minimize the inherent self destruction of my work.

I have some ideas. I suspect they have appeared in BRC before. But as I begin to design and build, I would like to be as far ahead of the curve as possible. I appreciate that whatever will be will be, and nothing my go as planned, but I just assume do the best I can.

I am somewhat retentive on many things, and I appreciate I am going to a place where that does not work well. But I am also capable of spending hundreds of hours on a piece to see it live only for minutes, and have gloriously done so a few times. Sometimes you build it and watch it fly, then you watch it fly away and that is the way of things.

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Re: Kites and Tethered Aviation / Art

Postby FIGJAM » Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:42 pm

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Re: Kites and Tethered Aviation / Art

Postby lemur » Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:49 pm

inog wrote:
- I am aware of the winds from 0 – 40MPH. That does not bother me. No wind is often easier than high wind. High wind provides its own opportunities.
I would be curious if there was any notable wind pattern, such as night winds, or mid-day shifts to look for. (The wind often follows the sun…)




the winds of 40mph can be /sustained/ winds.

Sustained Wind
Wind speed determined by averaging observed values over a two-minute period.


Gusts of 70mph can be possible at ground level..


..the prevailing winds come from the southwest..
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Re: Kites and Tethered Aviation / Art

Postby ygmir » Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:50 pm

department of tethered aviation..........
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Re: Kites and Tethered Aviation / Art

Postby inog » Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:00 pm

That kite work is great. I would love to talk to who did it.

Much over 40mph though and we can start lifting some small trucks.
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Re: Kites and Tethered Aviation / Art

Postby gaminwench » Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:03 pm

Hi! Welcome to eplaya...

I'm with the DepARTment of Tethered Aviation,
send me a PM, and I can 'introduce' you to members of the DepARTment that can best answer you questions...
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Re: Kites and Tethered Aviation / Art

Postby lemur » Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:24 pm

inog wrote:
- I am aware of the dust, and I am curious as to its properties and abrasiveness / salt content.
As well, if the dust has a notable impact on certain fabrics, carbon fiber or the like, that might be useful. Not a big deal, but some things can be accommodated to minimize the inherent self destruction of my work.



pH of playa dust is at least 9



Major elements (oxide percentages by weight):
SiO2 43.1 %
TiO2 00.49
Al2O3 11.8
Fe2O3 05.32
MnO 00.08
MgO 03.46
CaO 04.51
Na2O 02.29
K2O 02.82
P2O5 00.19
LOI 25.4
Total 99.52


(source: http://www.foresight.org/Conferences/MN ... tt1/#Sec61 )


its super fine like talcum powder..

it can cause corrosion on aluminium tent poles in just 1 week
cause a 3 pound sledge to look like it stayed out in the rain for months in just 1 week
..turn your cuticles and other sensitive parts of your body into bloody hamburger mess in 3-4 days..

it will change your black fabric covered instrument case in just a day or so..

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it gets every where
it tastes chalky in your mouth when you breath it
sometimes it helps to wear goggles because it gets into yer eyes in white outs..


etc..
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Re: Kites and Tethered Aviation / Art

Postby inog » Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:40 pm

Yeah, I was expecting something up there. Note: Limit exposure of carbon wrapped aluminum. Thanks.

Awesome that there is a DTA. PM on the way.
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