[Space] Fwd: Tether string issue

Brian Choate brian.choate at gmail.com
Tue Apr 6 19:54:19 UTC 2010

Not used to the web interface for gmail, wanted to send this to the group.
The cord is about the same thickness as paracord and as strong.


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From: Brian Choate <brian.choate at gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 11:27 AM
Subject: Re: [Space] Tether string issue
To: Christie Dudley <longobord at gmail.com>

Do we specifically want to have something that is very thin, almost
invisible to tether? If that is not super critical we have ~200 ft of cord I
picked up to use as the main payload tether.


On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 9:12 AM, Christie Dudley <longobord at gmail.com> wrote:

> You might also ask some of the knot/boat enthusiasts.  You're likely to get
> a lot more than you wanted to hear with advice, but they can probably point
> you in the right direction.  I think Shannon is on this list, but also David
> knows quite a lot about low-weight high-strength stuff and where to get it.
>  The stuff he got for Ephemerisle might do quite well for this application.
> Christie
> _______
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> scripts." -- Noisebridge meeting notes 2008-06-17
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> On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 12:31 AM, Michael C. Toren <mct at toren.net> wrote:
>> On Mon, Apr 05, 2010 at 11:25:00PM -0700, meredith scheff wrote:
>> > oh no!
>> > I just got an email from the kite string place that i ordered out
>> tethering
>> > line from- they are out of stock.
>> > does anyone know any local kite string resources?
>> High Line Kites in Berkeley is awesome:
>>    http://www.highlinekites.com/visit_us.shtml
>> You'll have to wait until Thursday to see him, though.  I'd recommend
>> giving him a call at his office number tomorrow, to confirm he'll have
>> what you want, and see if he'll maybe let you come pick it up earlier.
>> -mct
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