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R Moore

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  • Birthday 01/20/1953

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    http://www.kiterecord.org

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  • Favorite Kite(s)
    Delta Conyne, delta, Hargraves Box, Cody, Rok.
  • Flying Since
    1962
  • Location
    Dubbo, NSW, Australia
  • Country
    Australia
  • Interests
    High altitude kite flying.<br />Motorcyle racing.<br />Computers.<br />Chess.<br />Women.<br />(Not always in that order!)

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  1. I have out together a series of short videos which shows attempts on the world record in western NSW, Australia. Bob Moore, Michael Richards, Michael Jenkins and Roger Martin formed a team in 2009 that has flown kites to high altitude including 8,200 ft, 9,109 ft, 10, 466 ft, 10,681 ft, 12,700 ft and 14,121 ft. This is just 388 ft short of the world record of 14,509 ft. Here are the links: The 2011 video will be posted shortly. Bob Moore
  2. I have out together a series of short videos which shows attempts on the world record in western NSW, Australia. Bob Moore, Michael Richards, Michael Jenkins and Roger Martin formed a team in 2009 that has flown kites to high altitude including 8,200 ft, 9,109 ft, 10, 466 ft, 10,681 ft, 12,700 ft and 14,121 ft. This is just 388 ft short of the world record of 14,509 ft. Here are the links: The 2011 video will be posted shortly. Bob Moore
  3. There are 2 items I am adding to my high altitude kite flights between now and September 2011. First I always wanted to know exactly what the line tension at the winch is in real time. With any piece of equipment I add to the winch and reel system, it must not increase the risk of line breakage. With this in mind I have done much research on techniques and devices to measure static and running line tension. The obvious first choice was a spring balance either measuring static line tension or moving line tension. This can be done a number of ways including direct pull opposite the direction of
  4. I'll just add some comments. If the Celestron telescopes were able to measure angle of elevation with sub degree accuracy, the telescopes were placed at an accurately measured fixed distance apart, the telescopes were able to be leveled to <0.1 deg and the top kite constantly kept in view by both observers, then this is reasonably accurate method of altitude measurement. However the angle of elevation is not the only measurement required. The top kite's horizontal bearing must also be measured by each telecope using the position of the other telescope as a reference or another fixed referen
  5. Here is the link to my rebuilt site. Hope you find it interesting and informative. Kiterecord Bob Moore
  6. In addition to the above points about altitude record flights, it is my view that the kite(s) should be recovered to the launch point otherwise it is not a successful flight. It is an abnormal flight. I don't think the German record of 1919 should have been claimed as the steel wire broke when reeling the kites in. They certainly depended on getting the kites and instruments back on a daily basis. They were lucky to recover the kites and instruments and without them the record altitude could not be verified. An analogy would be claiming a world record marlin but it wasn't landed in the boat a
  7. Hi Bob. This is Steve Lyman. I was part of the team of Gary, Indiana high school students that set the Guinness record for kite flying altitude in 1969. The record was set using a train of 19 Gayla kites of various wingspans (3-5 feet) on several weights of Shakespeare monofilament fishing line. Gayla Industries (Houston, TX) and Shakespeare Sporting Goods Company (Columbia, SC) provided the kites and line while we manufactured our own winch and brake system to handle the factory aluminum spools of fishing line (2,000-4,000 yards per spool depending on line test weight). The record, hardly uns
  8. R Moore

    My Big kites

    Some of Bob Moore's kites from Australia
  9. Here are some links to Hargraves replicas: http://www.kites.org/aka/hargrave/royal_park/leneke.htm http://www.classic-kites.org/04_index.html http://www.ctie.monash.edu.au/hargrave/casalboni_hargrave.html Here is an image of one of my Hargraves. http://kitelife.com/forum/index.php?app=gallery&module=images&section=viewimage&img=3080 Bob Moore
  10. Jahbell, How did you measure altitude? With 7000 ft of line and an altitude of 5750 ft the kite's flying angle would have been 55 deg. With line that is half the weight, less than half the diameter and a 6 times bigger kite I was able to achieve 46 degrees at 6,500 ft. Looks like I am using the wrong method! Bob Moore
  11. Not much bow at all, the kite i use was 5 feet tall by 4.5 feet wide made out of bamboo...the #9 nylon is test at 250lb. What is #9 Nylon? Is it just a product code? Kite flyers usually quote line as lb or kg breaking strain. Is this Dacron, Polyester, Polyethylene? Braided twisted or monofilament Nylon line? If you have micrometer, what is the diameter? Don't worry about the questions. I'm just a line junky! The maximum length of nylon that will support its own weight before breaking is 7.05 km. Spectra is 369 km, Kevlar 250+ km. 250 lb Nylon line would be about 1.6 mm diameter, more than
  12. I downloaded the latest version of Firefox. After reading about it I decided to use it. Ialso couldn't use the menu on my Website. I fixed it by downloading a Firefox module, IE Tab. Now if I right click on my site menu, then on the pop-up menu, click IE tab. Clicking it emulates IE and I'm able to select pages on the menu as if I were using IE. It seems that MS doesn't care too much about pages coded with their products in reference to them working with other browsers. So much for standardisation. Anyway I hope this fixes your problem. Regards, Bob Moore
  13. I looked up and quoted possible reasons for Firefox not opening pages made with MS Publisher as I don't have any experience with Firefox. Everyone else, as far as I know, who has visited my site has been able to open and view pages. I don't know if these people are using IE or Firefox. Perhaps its a security setting on your anti virus software or firewall blocking my site. So if others can see my pages then that leaves some setting on your computer or in Firefox that is preventing downloading a site created with MS Publisher. It's seems crazy that Microsoft would create an application that cre
  14. Firefox may have problems with default settings and sites, such as mine, created with MS Publisher. This may be a fix: In firefox, Go to Tools > Options > Web tab and uncheck "rely on vml..." (Pub 2003) and "allow png...". Bob Moore
  15. Hello, Welcome to the high altitude club but be careful with the Aviation Authority when you go over 500 ft. How did you measure altitude? Did you use a big winder or a small winch? What type and size of kite? With 9 lb line I guess the kite wasn't big and must have been very small if not invisible to the naked eye. Good luck! Bob Moore
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