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 on: Yesterday at 07:00 PM 
Started by OCPablo - Last post by birdlovers
Anyone know where to get the Climax Protec in the US Huh

I have LPG and Skybond and Blueberry and Etc.  They have been Good for me but....

The Skybond 50# lines....  Not so good luck with these.

Would like to try the Protec.

 on: Yesterday at 06:56 PM 
Started by ZekeII - Last post by ZekeII
I've enjoyed them.  This one was assembled, in the red bag, inside the door of the store, a mere 40' from the street. It wasn't too obvious. It is also a possibility that I may have too many kites, but lately I've been watching NCIS on Netflix and none of Gibbs' rules say anything about how many kites one may have.....

 on: Yesterday at 05:50 PM 
Started by ZekeII - Last post by djam26
I started flying those in the 90s in 3 and 4 kite stacks. I was able to water ski behind the 4 stack. One of the best all around kite designs ever made, in my opinion. A good pulling kite too

 on: Yesterday at 05:19 PM 
Started by pompebled - Last post by KaoS
I question if you dont start modding the sail shape itself along with the bridle

I suspect the airfoil profile is the problem.  Bobbing will occur if there is irregular airflow over the rear of the top surface.  When there is low air pressure above it, that part of the wing rises.  But if the momentum of that rising motion lifts that part of the wing too high, there is no longer a low pressure area above that section of the wing, so it drops.

Repeat as above!

A larger version won't bob as much - the mass of air inside the parafoil is more difficult to shift up and down in such a hurry.

A long fuzzy tail will damp down the oscillations.  This is a bit like trying to flick a length of rope back and forth- easy to do with a short rope, more effort required with a long rope

 on: Yesterday at 03:31 PM 
Started by DWayne - Last post by DWayne
Just ordered a std. Sure hope I like it.

 on: Yesterday at 03:01 PM 
Started by ZekeII - Last post by brettgrant99
Cool find!

 on: Yesterday at 02:47 PM 
Started by ZekeII - Last post by ZekeII
Went into a resale store this morning and found a Hawaiian kite so I bought it. No rips or tears, swivels on the bridle are corroded but intact, bungees are dead. Inner spars are yellow. Just wondering as to what year these were available. Have to find my other one to check the standoff length. 

 on: Yesterday at 02:31 PM 
Started by Kareloh - Last post by coogee
Good vid

Loved the sound track


 on: Yesterday at 11:00 AM 
Started by pompebled - Last post by DD
I question if you dont start modding the sail shape itself along with the bridle

 on: Yesterday at 09:13 AM 
Started by pompebled - Last post by Oldgoat
Jan this is going to sound ultra simplistic but if you still have trouble with the bobbing you might try increasing the crown of the kite a bit.  I would do so by leaving the center line alone and progressively shortening the next and outside lines.  To be honest I've tried the "add a row of bridles" approach b4  Sad  I hope you have better luck with it than I did.  I messed around a lot trying to get rid of that knick.  Finally I got it so it wasn't so severe when the wind was up and filling the cells nice and tight but in lighter winds, not so much.  I eventually gave the up and just added the drag.  It didn't totally eliminate the bobbing but it reduced it enough to allow me to ignore it Wink  That's one of the reasons I'm following your attempts so closely.  Maybe you'll find the answer. 

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