I want to share a very clever, and for me new and inovativ rig design!
It's not my own design! I saw it at the kitefliers meeting on fano this year. It is the rig of this man:
Blame me, but I forgot to ask him about his name. But I'm pretty shure, he is a member of the famous Team Multiflight!
But now to his rig!
I hope, I can explain the idea behind this rig with my stumbling and humbling english.
Forget about light rigs, this one is heavy! Realy heavy! Say heavy in a deep, stern voice, to get an impression how heavy it is.
But this rig was extremly stable. You could move and shake the line without getting any pendulum motion into the rig.
I think the trick is the "tower" above the line. He sayed his rig is in "cadansc". He put some weight (batteries and videotransmitter) inside that tower, and balanced the rig by moving the tower up and down. So if you move the line, bottom and top of the rig will get the same force from inertia, and no torsional moment will result. The rig stays allways straight.
On the balancer, the horizontal rods, is some lead at the ends, to help the system to balance - like a rope walker!
I looks crazy, if someone would have told me before of a rig, with weight above the line, I would have laughed about that idea. But it works! I never saw such a calm and steady rig before!
Marcus (aka Tiggr)
PS: If someone is interested in this design, I may share some detail image.
PPS: If someone knows the person from the first foto, please ask him, if it is ok for him, that I show his rig in public!
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