Dimitri M wrote:Thank you Mr.joriws but I did mention on my preview post that the only kite that I have seen flying in door (which means NO WIND was a very small stunt kite, that one of my friend was working on it. (see bellow statement)
I think you mean in person with own eyes? I've never seen in person Bugatti Veyron to drive 400km/h or 250mph but I still believe it is possible for that car and Top Gear TV-show drove it on video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jk1t6S737Cs
. But speedo-meter and telemetry views could be faked and did Captain Slow (in person) really drive it at that speed to raise a doubt
Is there any way to convince you about kite flying in 2 knots or even less via videos because proving the actual wind is not possible. I though circle videos are easy&generic proof as you cannot kite circle by walking if there is virtually any wind or wind gradient. The air is just stand still. And the kite flies by power you provide to it by walking. Similar to your experience seeing your friend's stunt kite flying indoors.
I've a lot of helmet cam footage where I
snowkite virtually in no wind, latest one from last Sunday. But the problem is that you "reflect" what you see to your experience and think it is not possible and I am doing some video gimmic to prove it. I reflect it to my experience what is possible with me personally (not seeing or youtubing) flying a kite circle out door or moving over 30km/h on those conditions.
It would be nice challenge for you to be first(?) LEI factory to have so efficient & balanced kites to allow full 360 degree circle flown and prove it via video (because I cannot come to Hatteras to see it in person). I think steady flying at 4 knots of Inf v3 to be awesome achievement and I have to chew it via video. And I have to believe that you are not doing gimmics like filming wind meter showing 0 knots then exchange clips showing kite in air which is filmed at 10 knots. But kite sitting in zenith in supposed to be 4 knots wind raises my doubt about gradients etc. Seeing a 3rd person video of Infinity to do a full kite circle(s) would be unbeatable proof in my mind that kite can fly in walking speeds.
Even more out of topic, but.. Kite circle can be done in higher wind speeds as well, have you ever seen this video?
and look carefully at 0:45 as it is easiest to see what they are doing. It is done multiple times, first one on 0:20, then 3:16 switching directions for 2 circles etc..
But I agree that above is irrelevant to the main topic and I am eager to see the final side-by-side video with Dimitri and CorEz (sorry Supa
) together agree that resulting video is unbiased. With unbiased I mean that editor has not chosen clips which shows one kite in good and other kite in bad. So I apologize this a bit out of topic chit-chat while we are waiting for the real thing.