Posted 23 February 2006 - 10:26 PM
I asked the folks at MSE and even they didn't know what the average wind speed limit was for their own frames.
I just want to know to avoid setting it up altogether if it's just going to be a safety hazard.
Posted 23 February 2006 - 10:32 PM
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Posted 12 March 2006 - 12:30 AM
The competence of your crew people, especially your Key Grip. If you have a good key grip, he or she will be able to tell you if flying the 12x12 is a good idea given the conditions; that is, factoring in the shot, available manpower, equipment, time, and location constraints. Since I have read in another forum here that some grips are earning $150/day, I would hasten to add that I would take the advise of a seasoned Grip first. It's my experience that persons new to the grip field may overestimate the ability of the equipment to withstand wind.
If you are in a position to estimate the safety of a 12x12 completely off the cuff, I would recommend that a wind of no more than Beaufort number 5 (Fresh breeze, wind of 19-24mph) in sailing terms be considered. At that windspeed, two grown men of 225lbs should be able to safely handle a 12x12 bagged on high rollers if it is constantly held and "with" the wind.
Posted 16 March 2006 - 12:50 PM
I'd be wary of putting up 144 sq feet of fabric in a force 5, in theory it could develop 10 -> 15hp of thrust, might not sound like a lot, put think about 5 of those budweiser horses pulling on your sandbags
On my little sail boat the sails generate hell of a lot of power in a force 5, (and it weighs 2 tons)
Posted 17 March 2006 - 06:26 AM
Posted 20 March 2006 - 08:46 AM
And a happy and funnily enoght a very wet and windy St Paddy's week end to you all, and if your ever in Cork I'll buy you that pint, but it will have to be Murphys (Our local stout)
Posted 15 April 2006 - 08:45 PM