Jul 29, 2021, 9:52 AM
Post #4 of 6
Re: [spu] PCA vs. HandHeld 48'' vs. Stowed 42''
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42" stowed will be fine from 140m, depending how far your LZ is.. I jump a building often that is 130m and take 2-2.5 delays all the time. When I jumped the cliff near Split, it was 90m I believe.. I used 42" handheld.
Exit usually downwind, but should not matter for vertical speed end general feeling for canopy time.
Nothing to do for the question about PC size but have a look at this, because you mentioned "not at corner" and "downwind". Of course it depends on the windspeed, but might be helpful ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuQl31JqwUk Is about wind at buildings, at 0:22 it is a good visual. Of course if you mean a round building, it differs ...
Aug 4, 2021, 4:28 AM
Post #6 of 6
Re: [Hajo] PCA vs. HandHeld 48'' vs. Stowed 42''
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Nice visualisation of air flow! Thanks for the video.
Yeah this building has a real funky design with a "tunnel" in the middle between two buildings. I used to live there so I know already that this is basically no wind jump.
Downwind I meant for the stats, when I jumped this other antenna-like objects. This 90m building jump must be no wind situation.
Yeah for me the problem is that I jump it first time, and try to figure out how to give myself as much of a reserve as possible. Think after PCA/Static line would go handheld with a 48 for go and throw for sure. 42 I see no point if I am not making any delays. Seen on youtube plenty of shit where people go 90m stowed with 2sec delay, but the canopy time is really short for my experience atm.
Update: Went great! Just like planned :)
(This post was edited by spu on Aug 12, 2021, 10:46 AM)