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Re: New High Jump French Record - 24m

Postby joriws » Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:57 am

Put a drone at 20m high (use laser distance meter to set height) and film distant horizon (not a treeline close to site). Every kiter above horizon level of drone's video is higher than 20m.

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Re: New High Jump French Record - 24m

Postby kiterocky » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:10 am

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Re: New High Jump French Record - 24m

Postby PinkNorthPride » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:36 pm

Teabageppo wrote:
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on a XR 5 right ? Core riders confirm?
Yeah Baby! XR5 9mtr does it every time ;-)

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Re: New High Jump French Record - 24m

Postby Largorn » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:48 pm

joriws wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:57 am
Put a drone at 20m high (use laser distance meter to set height) and film distant horizon (not a treeline close to site). Every kiter above horizon level of drone's video is higher than 20m.
Good idea (height could even be set via the drone GPS), but will not work in 40kn :D

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Re: New High Jump French Record - 24m

Postby joriws » Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:27 pm

Largorn wrote:Good idea (height could even be set via the drone GPS), but will not work in 40kn
GPS is too inaccurate for height measurement and it measures from WGS-84 geoid so you need two inaccurate measurements first the sea level and then jumps, and GPS height accuracy changes over time as birds fly in space. Barometer is better if that is available.

High wind: Use ladder/pole/measured tree/building anything. But the key thing is to film to open sea like 40km horizon distance. From camera lens to horizon is a plane of same height and you don't have to aim camera's frame to horizon in the middle. Add more cameras like every meter for more measurements. Or use construction level laser(s) at 'trigger' heights and some reflector at kiter and film reflects.. There are options and probably cameras are the easiest for enough accuracy.

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Re: New High Jump French Record - 24m

Postby edt » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:04 pm

I don't care about exact measurements I just want a video that really gives justice to how high these jumps are, I don't care if it's 20 meters or 30 meters, it's ridiculous.

Drone is a good idea. Plant the drone at about 15 meters, so it's just below the kite, then have the kiter jump up past the drone, and have the drone track the kiter as he goes past. I think that might do it.

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Re: New High Jump French Record - 24m

Postby tautologies » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:00 pm

edt wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:04 pm
I don't care about exact measurements I just want a video that really gives justice to how high these jumps are, I don't care if it's 20 meters or 30 meters,
I agree 100%. Its a high jump. I think that should be about it when it comes to claims.
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Re: New High Jump French Record - 24m

Postby Toby » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:36 pm

edt wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:04 pm
Drone is a good idea. Plant the drone at about 15 meters, so it's just below the kite, then have the kiter jump up past the drone, and have the drone track the kiter as he goes past. I think that might do it.
looking forward to see that video!!!

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Re: New High Jump French Record - 24m

Postby Bille » Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:18 pm

A cheaper way to go, would be to put a 10m PL venom, on 20 meter lines
with a goPro attached ; and anchor it . When i fly that kite on the dry-lake
with my buggy , i don't bother to land it at lunch time ; just
hook the CL to my bumper, and the damn thing just sits there at zenith. Any
wind between 10k to 35kt will work, (gusts don't seam to bother it) much
it just stays put and self corrects !!

Bille

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Re: New High Jump French Record - 24m

Postby joriws » Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:33 pm

Oh yeah the auto-zenith, did not remember that. Of course any cheaper kite capable of carrying action camera would be fine. But maybe Venom keeps zenith better on gusts that one-line kite, meaning kite height staibility is better.


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