i think we all want to avoid newbies , but in a way we are help with the lesson. new kiters need to learn what it s like in a combat zone. it s training forMessage 1 of 171 , Aug 6, 2008View Sourcei think we all want to avoid newbies , but in a way we are help with the lesson. new kiters need to learn what it's like in a combat zone. it's training for the Gorge.
Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2008 21:12:53 +0000
Subject: [snowkiteidaho] LP, Pictures, & Newbies
For me it will be 5 in a row!!!!
But the best part is that it looks good all the way thru weekend.
I added a new photo album "Lucky Peak 08" Check it out. Also if you
want copies of pictures I have please get me a blank CD or memory
stick (any kind) so that I can burn them. New camera has taken 3500+
pictures so far. A lot of the ones on my mac are burning up space and
I'm getting ready to start deleting.
Small favor to ask / remind: When new students are passing thru the
group give them a little room... I remember how intimidating it was
when I first flew a kite on the water...Only difference was there
weren't other kites out there when I started. lol
I know the students don't have right away, and no-one has to get out
of the way, but newbies tend to go where they are looking, and if they
are looking at you eventually something will happen.
Keep it safe and have fun, so many big smiles today. And the 2 Chicas
are getting it dialed!!!
--- In snowkiteidaho@ yahoogroups. com, "Steve Linane" <stevelinane@ ...>
> Two excellent mornings in a row lets go for three
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Hello Jim, Interesting idea. It would be helpful for someone to do an energy budget study before sinking the money. First, I m not sure how efficient theMessage 171 of 171 , Oct 24View Source
Interesting idea. It would be helpful for someone to do an energy budget study before sinking the money. First, I’m not sure how efficient the inverter in the backup UPS is. Second, I’m not sure what the full current draw of the system is (WiFi Hotspot, Weatherbridge router, and Weatherstation). It shouldn’t be much at all (no more than 1-2 Amps at 120VAC – 120-240Watts), but it needs to be measured. You would also want to make sure the system could handle the extreme outdoor conditions up there. Specifically condensing moisture on the electronics. It’s not so much the cold, but the possibility of condensing moisture can be a killer.
Thinking that the device linked below would be great when paired with a decent quality deep cycle battery. Would likely need to build some sort of insulated box to hold the hardware and mount a 20' pole onto. All together not a cheap undertaking, but likely not that expensive ($3-400.00?). Obviously as was mentioned, location and security would be a consideration. Approaching landowner for permission? Thoughts?
On Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 3:12 PM, Jason Brickner <jasonbrickner@...> wrote:
Theoretically it should be possible. The backup UPS runs off a 12VDC battery. I’m not sure why we couldn’t wire it into some larger car batteries. The only issue would be having enough solar power to charge the batteries… and where to put it.
Thinking out loud here...what would it take to set up the weather station in the vicinity of "Last Resort" on the Camas? Power supply?
On Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 11:21 AM, Jon Bolt <idakiteman@...> wrote:
Folks, any preferences on when we should take down the LP weather station? Target Nov. 1? The longer it's up, the more the elements wear on it, so if usefulness is diminishing, maybe time to take it down?
On Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 9:38 AM, Chris Lee <leelinfat@...> wrote:
Drove up and it's blowing. However, it felt too cold and my car said it's 41 even the station said 44. Decided not to sail as I'm not 100% from the cold I got a week and half ago.
Tom (windsurf?) and Larry (SUP) was driving up when I was driving off.
I guess I should have arrived later and I may have rigged up and sailed.
On Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 7:19 AM, Chris Lee <leelinfat@...> wrote:
Looks like it's going off and thinking about giving it a shot. Hopefully no hiking now that shutdown is over.
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