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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby ieism » Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:15 am

Those are great ideas, seeing the kite from up close and at another angle might help. Its 43knots wind today so I'll have to wait a bit though.

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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby Frankieboy » Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:04 am

surfbird wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:33 pm
I finally got some wind to try my 4m.
Fantastic kite works very well with relative small wing (470)
I'm using 14m lines, seems to do very well.

Wind was between 10-14m/s, slightly overpowerd.

A videoclip from my follow me mission:


One thing that I havn't seen any mention, it's also a very good school kite. And I been using it for teaching my 10 years old daughter.
After a few session she were bodydragging looping the kite with a big smile on her face! I'm so happy I bought this kite :-)

Thanks you all that made be buy these fantastic kites :-)
thanks for posting this, this really shows how it drifts

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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby Onda » Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:35 pm

surfbird wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:33 pm
I finally got some wind to try my 4m.
Fantastic kite works very well with relative small wing (470)
I'm using 14m lines, seems to do very well.

Wind was between 10-14m/s, slightly overpowerd.

A videoclip from my follow me mission:

...

Thanks you all that made be buy these fantastic kites :-)
What a phantastic video! Absolutely great! Thanks!
You´re really going fully downwind there, super demonstration :-)
How did you film it? Drone steered by a friend at the beach?

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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby Onda » Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:38 pm

ieism wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:15 am
Those are great ideas, seeing the kite from up close and at another angle might help. Its 43knots wind today so I'll have to wait a bit though.
NL coast 42+ kts average wind speed constantly since yesterday 21:00 :nono:

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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby surfbird » Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:28 pm

Ha thanks for asking.
It's an own developed follow me app for dji drones since all other are jokes.
From when I turn on the phones, remote and drone I don't have do do anything :-)

It still a prototype, so that why it's still a bit jerky with the gimbal. I will add som filter to smooth it out

I'm using 2 cell-phones, one on me as gps tracker which sends gps position to the other phone connected to the drone over 3G/4G network.

It waits until I'm a certain distance from the drone (in this case 800m) and then it takes off and starts follow me.
When the battery is 25% it goes back to where it started and land.
Everything is completly automatic. The tracking device uses text to speech to tell the wearer whats happening, like takeoff, distance left to tracker, battery, and if it landed safetly back on beach.

Why it's wait until I'm 800m from it, is that it takes so long for me to get out to the swell, so the batteries would be dead before that. :-/

A little demo here, where you can see the screen of the phone connected to the remote.



A also made a function where you can send the drone out in the surf to let it meassure the wind in different heights, like 10m,15m,20m. Also fully automtic.
Good to have when choosing kite size swhen it hard to judge the windspeed from shore.

I like to call it "The surfers app" :-) I might publish it on playstore when I get the filming a little bit smoother.

Onda wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:35 pm
surfbird wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:33 pm
I finally got some wind to try my 4m.
Fantastic kite works very well with relative small wing (470)
I'm using 14m lines, seems to do very well.

Wind was between 10-14m/s, slightly overpowerd.

A videoclip from my follow me mission:

...

Thanks you all that made be buy these fantastic kites :-)
What a phantastic video! Absolutely great! Thanks!
You´re really going fully downwind there, super demonstration :-)
How did you film it? Drone steered by a friend at the beach?
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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby lederhosen » Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:56 am

Thats awesome! Please put it on another thread and keep us updated.

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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby Slappysan » Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:20 am

surfbird wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:33 pm
One thing that I havn't seen any mention, it's also a very good school kite. And I been using it for teaching my 10 years old daughter.
After a few session she were bodydragging looping the kite with a big smile on her face! I'm so happy I bought this kite :-)
I've been touting them as the best and safest kite for teaching light weight people for a while now. They just fly so well in light wind it's amazing. I keep being impressed with it every session I take it out to teach with.



There is even a water relaunch at 3:58

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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby Onda » Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:48 am

surfbird wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:28 pm
Ha thanks for asking.
It's an own developed follow me app for dji drones since all other are jokes.
From when I turn on the phones, remote and drone I don't have do do anything :-)

It still a prototype, so that why it's still a bit jerky with the gimbal. I will add som filter to smooth it out

I'm using 2 cell-phones, one on me as gps tracker which sends gps position to the other phone connected to the drone over 3G/4G network.

It waits until I'm a certain distance from the drone (in this case 800m) and then it takes off and starts follow me.
When the battery is 25% it goes back to where it started and land.
Everything is completly automatic. The tracking device uses text to speech to tell the wearer whats happening, like takeoff, distance left to tracker, battery, and if it landed safetly back on beach.

Why it's wait until I'm 800m from it, is that it takes so long for me to get out to the swell, so the batteries would be dead before that. :-/

A also made a function where you can send the drone out in the surf to let it meassure the wind in different heights, like 10m,15m,20m. Also fully automtic.
Good to have when choosing kite size swhen it hard to judge the windspeed from shore.

I like to call it "The surfers app" :-) I might publish it on playstore when I get the filming a little bit smoother.
WOW! You seem to be a real genius! Super impressing!

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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby surfbird » Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:56 am

Ahh I missed that. I havn't read all the posts
I will show that clip for my daughter, thanks.
But the thing is, I would never spent money on a school kite just for my daughter to try it, but now when we can use it both, I justify my kite purchase :-)

A peak 3m is on the way. I will se if I can make a video with that as well. I'm a little worried of flying the drone in such high wind though.

Slappysan wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:20 am
surfbird wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:33 pm
One thing that I havn't seen any mention, it's also a very good school kite. And I been using it for teaching my 10 years old daughter.
After a few session she were bodydragging looping the kite with a big smile on her face! I'm so happy I bought this kite :-)
I've been touting them as the best and safest kite for teaching light weight people for a while now. They just fly so well in light wind it's amazing. I keep being impressed with it every session I take it out to teach with.



There is even a water relaunch at 3:58

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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby cwood » Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:56 am

Slappysan wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:20 am
surfbird wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:33 pm
One thing that I havn't seen any mention, it's also a very good school kite. And I been using it for teaching my 10 years old daughter.
After a few session she were bodydragging looping the kite with a big smile on her face! I'm so happy I bought this kite :-)
I've been touting them as the best and safest kite for teaching light weight people for a while now. They just fly so well in light wind it's amazing. I keep being impressed with it every session I take it out to teach with.



There is even a water relaunch at 3:58
Funny, my neighbor has been asking for a while about trying kiting. On the weekend I recalled I had my new, un flown 4m in my truck and figured with 8 or so knots we could give it a go. Threw a harness on her and she did great with it. From never having touched a kite to nice body dragging and control. Only issue was that I had to have someone a the kite end to relaunch with me as we had to be 100% in the water. I guess the other issue is not being able to teach a basic relaunch as you would with a tube....but also you wouldn't be able to be teaching in that light wind either!

Super impressed you have her looping as a beginner....that's bold, cool and very useful for a new kiter to respect and to be able to use.


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