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Old 05 January 2007, 05:39   #21
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expensive choppers? why?

the post above yours no good to you?

sled kites can be bought cheap - then its just a few pulleys and a bit of dyneema

then your kite cam is there for next time.

attached (i hope) is a pic taken from a kite cam
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Old 05 January 2007, 06:46   #22
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[QUOTE=mickjones;180647] the post above yours no good to you?

No mick sled kites are obviously the cheaper option, i just liked the idea of hanging off a parachute at speed!!!

also its probly just as easy to use parasending equipment if done in the solent area, and of course your up there which means you can be choosy about the pics you take.

I for one though would pool my money with others for pics, as ive spent a lot of time and effort building mine so naturally a bit proud of it.. so if there are enoth takers even a helecopter would still be viable..
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Old 05 January 2007, 07:22   #23
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the post above yours no good to you?

No mick sled kites are obviously the cheaper option, i just liked the idea of hanging off a parachute at speed!!!

also its probly just as easy to use parasending equipment if done in the solent area, and of course your up there which means you can be choosy about the pics you take.

I for one though would pool my money with others for pics, as ive spent a lot of time and effort building mine so naturally a bit proud of it.. so if there are enoth takers even a helecopter would still be viable..
yeehah at parascending! why not eh! i did it only once and it sure would be a blast to do it again. i like the method of blending the twin passions of parachute at high speed and ribbing under the guise of cruise photog!

re chopper - true. if it was the world record attempt there would be enough craft to keep it viable. also it may work as a tool to lure any sponsors or such(the shots would be great publicity in the aftermath)..just maybe to help with fuelling costs, or standby emergency services as no doubt guiness would require
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So - is the idea a record number of ribs going round the island - I am sure there is publicity, funding, sponsorship to be got. JK - is this ok with respect to RIBNET? Are we go, Thuderbird 5?
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Just get some one to take the ferry over to the IOW with a camera, this is one my father in law took last year, not good I know but gives you the idea!
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JK - is this ok with respect to RIBNET?
No problem at all. I've just got round to adding some pointers about RIBnet gatherings (especially larger ones) here: http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=17551

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Some years ago, this took place
http://www.vanfest.org/2001_picture.asp?pic=p041.jpg

They did other ones, like a side view and a VW logo in different years. Don't recall how many vans took part (but lots) and probably a bit impractical on the water - perhaps one for a slack tide?

However, they managed to get the BBC to take a look in a chopper. Not sure if their photographer was on board but snaps were available afterwards for a reasonable sum.
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not sure where I could take off and land but it could be fun trying!!

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