Videos from the Kansas City Space Pirates

Brian sent me links to these videos a couple of days ago – just getting around to posting them now.  The first video shows things now going so well.  However, the second video is his qualifying run. They’ve certainly changed their design from last year.  This year’s model more resembles the “kites” that several teams had last year (UBC-Snowstar and TurboCrawler, among others).  We’ll see how it handles in the winds of Utah…

Testing going badly


The picture is a screen shot I took off of the Qualifying video.  Click on it for a larger version.

Finally, Brian points out an article he wrote on Heliobeaming.   There are enough formulas in the article to satisfy most hard-core geeks 🙂