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S-Mart Protocol (landing and launching procedure)

Postby Toby » Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:26 pm

Landing and launching procedure

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Re: S-Mart Protocol (landing and launching procedure)

Postby purdyd » Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:56 pm

That is interesting.

I don’t know anyone who tensions the lines and then hooks in steps 3-6.

9 Slow ascent to 45. I really dislike when people launch and send the kite up quickly as it signals to me they are out of control.

Landing I would walk toward the kite that would give the least chance of tangling on other stuff.

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Re: S-Mart Protocol (landing and launching procedure)

Postby edt » Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:16 pm

This is a poster child for TMI. Posters have to be simple. The arrows at the bottom look like a circuit diagram. Not good.

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Re: S-Mart Protocol (landing and launching procedure)

Postby grigorib » Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:50 am

A bot confusing drawing and colors/lines.

mind the special but frequent conditions:
- Congested areas full of others' kites and lines around (don't compass with your lines)
- Foil kites (launch downwind, landing by grabbing a tip)
- limited launch areas where pilot or assistant can't move around much (sometimes pilot can move upwind downwind, sometimes it's the assistant)
- fluky/shadowed winds at launch (launch only "when gust comes")

Also I consider it's safer for assistant to pivot the lower wingtip towards the pilot to slack lines immediately. Would neutralize any pilot's mistake/mishap

A crucial piece of assistance's responsibility is not to mess up lines as kite is being picked up or put down. Some of them manage to throw a line under/over effectively crossing the lines.

Not all assistants know their stuff so often it's less adventurous to self-launch and/or self-land

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Re: S-Mart Protocol (landing and launching procedure)

Postby RagingGrandpa » Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:34 pm

"Chickenloop only in hand" - we're making the kiter wait to hook in until the kite is in the launch position and full of wind?
I know what you're trying to do here (auto-flagout if kiter lets go), but I won't be taking my eyes off a kite in a launch position to fuss with a donkey dick (or to assemble a rope harness connection). Assistants aren't perfect, presume they could let go at any moment.

What does S-Mart stand for?

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Re: S-Mart Protocol (landing and launching procedure)

Postby tkaraszewski » Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:12 pm

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