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Title: Prism ION Manual
Post by: hawaii girl on June 28, 2011, 09:01 AM
I found a Prism ION and think it is broken. Does anyone know where I could find a manual for it. Also not sure how the strings work. Any help would be appreciated.


Title: Re: Prism ION Manual
Post by: indigo_wolf on June 28, 2011, 10:00 AM
The 1995 Prism Guide is located here:
http://www.gwtwforum.com/pdf/1995_prism_guide.pdf (http://www.gwtwforum.com/pdf/1995_prism_guide.pdf)

The first page has some information on the Ion.

Posting pictures of the bridle (strings that allow you to attach flying lines to the kite) might help in getting any issues sorted.

ATB,
Sam


Title: Re: Prism ION Manual
Post by: hawaii girl on June 28, 2011, 11:12 PM
Thanks for your help Sam
here is a link to pictures of the kites

http://www.flickr.com/photos/hawaiigirl8/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hawaiigirl8/)





Title: Re: Prism ION Manual
Post by: indigo_wolf on June 29, 2011, 06:33 PM
First things, first.... that's a durn purty kite.  :)

The right hand lower leading edge looks broken at the lower APA stopper.  It looks like the 3 spars in the first picture in your album is an upper spreader, and two lower leading edge spars. 

Do the replacement LLE spars already have a stopper on them?  The stopper is generally made of heat shrink tubing and meant to keep the APA fitting from moving out of place.

Is the replacement of the spar something you would feel comfortable doing?  Do you have other kiters or a kite shop in your area?

Here's a picture of w8kbrder's Ion
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_Kbx2YtP9U1Y/TWr2x53WN6I/AAAAAAAAAas/Lspb1u9o2Jk/s720/IMG_1586.jpg)

It looks like there are  legs of the bridle going to the upper and lower APA fittings and to the nose.  On your kite, it looks like the connections at the upper APA fittings have been undone.

Once the LLE has been replace, you might try reconnecting them and the grasping the bridle by the pigtails (flourescent green/yellow) section of the bridle.  The kite should hang symmetrically.  If it doesn't you might want to send a private message to w8kbrder and get the measurements for the various bridle segments.  Steve (our host) might also have those measurements hanging around somewhere.

Get those two things sorted out and the kite should be ready to fly.

Hope that helps.... post back if you have further questions.

ATB,
Sam


Title: Re: Prism ION Manual
Post by: Ca Ike on June 29, 2011, 09:40 PM
Hard to tell in the pic but she has the bridle on right.  Amazing how the bridle line and sail match near perfectly isn't it?  No matter Steve will take over and get her what parts she needs then we can help get her off on the right string.  OR is that left string, no right and left, throw arms up over head like and orangoutang, no wait don't do that...........:P