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Old 01-26-2010, 02:56 PM
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Soooo Guys! Do you know of anyone that tried Night Skydiving so far?
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Old 01-26-2010, 04:58 PM
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That is wild did you really pull that off without any damage. I wonder If my jump pilot can put on the night vision googles? nice to get pics too.
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Old 01-28-2010, 01:13 PM
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No damage at all. Just a lot of fun in the Moonlight... Did 7 night jumps on that weekend. This coming weekend is should be Full-moon again. It makes it more interesting to do a night jump. As you can see there is also Nav'lights on Hettie(skydivers' name). She is very tough...LOL. I'll keep this post up to date as I go. I take it you do RC Skydiving as well. Show some pics please.
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Old 01-28-2010, 01:19 PM
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Forgot to say that this is a all scratch-build skydiver and chute.
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Old 01-28-2010, 01:25 PM
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By the way Kenny, your SPUD looks great. Love the colors. Saw on your profile.
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Old 01-28-2010, 08:47 PM
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Hey guys,

You are taking r/c skydiving to a whole new level. Looks like alot of fun, I doubt I can get my plane pilot to take me up in the dark. Keep up the wild times and keep the pictures coming.

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Anyone else tried this lately? Now with Summer back this will be up again.
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It is a blast at night!!! We put a high intensity white flashlight LED in the jumpers head aimed up to light up the chute and outlined our jumper with some wire light from thatscoolwire.com.. We are working on a 12' Telemaster for a 4 to 6 jumper drop at night.. formation flying at night should be incredible!!!
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Welcome to the world of RC Night Skydiving Ken!
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We are now 3 guys that did Night jumps. Riaan, Ken and myself.

What me and my Drop pilot use for the jump is some high bright LED's to give the drop plane some navigation lights. Red on the left wing and Green on the Right wing. We had a Blue LED on the tail and a white landing light LED beneath the plane's nose.
The diver/jumper has the same type LEDs for navigation in the dark. A High bright led on the left Hand/Arm and a high bright Green on the right Hand/Arm.
To help see the Chute better we are using a Super bright LED on the jumper's head that shines onto the bottom skin of the chute to have a better picture doing the jump.
The rest is simple. Drop pilot need to get instructions from Jumper pilot.

Star nights and have fun.

Don't forget to post pics guys!
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