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Author Topic: Which lifter for a 7.5 meters windsock ?  (Read 1611 times)
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« on: October 27, 2010, 04:30 PM »

Like this : 2.0 m x 7.5 m...



Thanks in advance for your help.  Wink
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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2010, 11:55 AM »

How about a 125 or 252 Flowform or a Pilot 75.  Check with Dave Gomberg.
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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2010, 01:56 PM »

i know that Decathalon makes a soft foil that would probably work well....it is the same kite as a New Tech skyhook....just different colors.....
that should be able to lift that sock...........
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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2010, 12:35 PM »

Found !  Wink

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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2010, 02:49 PM »

I think the white flow form in the background was actually lifting the spin socks.

I'd say a 100 sq foot flow form would work just fine. Perhaps even a 50.
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« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2010, 03:08 PM »

Cool video!  Seeing a "train" of those windsocks is really impressive.

I'd guess something less than 100 ft would be just fine.  In good wind I've flown my Willi Koch 'Hydroid' using an 11' Gomberg Ghost as the lifter.  The Hydroid has an opening of ~5' and barely any venting, so it probably pulls the line down almost as much as those large turbines. In light wind the Ghost doesn't have enough pull, and the line makes a terribly low angle up to the Hydroid.  Using my Skyform-60 as the lifter, the Hydroid barely deflects the line angle at all.


Using my 11' Ghost to lift some tube tails and the Hydroid (near the bottom right corner). The black DC is on a seperate line...
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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2010, 04:10 PM »

I think the white flow form in the background was actually lifting the spin socks.

I'd say a 100 sq foot flow form would work just fine. Perhaps even a 50.

The white Flow Form on the video is a "Lifter" 2 m x 2 m (4 m) from Colours in Motion.
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« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2010, 06:16 PM »

http://www.hprinzler.de/ff04a_xl.zip

X3, 4 or 5 is a nice kite

making of my X5 is ->here<-
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