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 11 
 on: January 20, 2018, 12:08 PM 
Started by breezin - Last post by midibot
These things happen.

Good advice from Allen on trying to keep to spec on those standoffs. Or at least speak to the maker.

While the PD SUL (if that is what it is) is rated up to 10mph I would be inclined to put it away much lower, as Allen adverts.

A side story: I have an Enigma SUL that I started a day of flying last year in about 1-2mph with periods of near zero. I was having to work/walk a bit at times to keep it up, all part of the fun. With time the winds picked up a bit and I continued having fun with it, being impressed with its ability to seemingly handle more. This went on for a while as the winds gradually increased.

Eventually I zigged when I should have zagged, could not recover in time and ploughed it in, tearing the centre section of the kite at the íTí for a few inches. I was above the comfortable upper limit of the kite, in retrospect, and heartbroken for a bit tbh.

Fortunately, the kindly maker was able to repair it, good as or better than new (with some additional reinforcement).

Lesson learned: be careful on pushing the limits of the kite. And my ability. A lesson I may well relearn yet again.

Another reason to have a wide(r) range of kites to suit conditions.

But all in all, a further part of the fun - for me anyways.

Of course, YMMV.

.

 12 
 on: January 19, 2018, 05:41 PM 
Started by breezin - Last post by Allen Carter
I wouldn't change the thickness of the standoffs, it can make a big difference in how the kite flys.

Assuming this is a PD SUL, why fly in such strong wind? 

 13 
 on: January 19, 2018, 05:09 PM 
Started by breezin - Last post by breezin
Flew a couple hours this afternoon and noticed a broken fiber on stand off.Winds didn't gust over 7 mph. Don't know how it happened. Kite came with spare outer baton that could be cut to fit. I have .080 carbon rods and standoffs are .060. They fit thru a hole in TE and held in place by a bead with the end cap protruding on other side. Would like to replace both standoffs with .080 but don't want to screw anything up. Kite is fantastic. Close to 5 hours on kite and pleased that this is all the damage I've done.

 14 
 on: January 18, 2018, 06:42 AM 
Started by Charly - Last post by Charly
Update:
  I got a phone call from this seller last night.  He claims he "lost" my phone number and address.  Says his lawyer was able to look up my phone number finally, and that he will ship the kites to me this coming Monday when he gets home.  I am NOT holding my breath since I don't look good in blue.  If I do in fact hear from him I will let you know.

Charly

 15 
 on: January 18, 2018, 05:12 AM 
Started by Allen Carter - Last post by Charles G
Looking forward to KP. Iíve heard quite a bit about this Festival. Is there anything I should know, as this will be my first time attending?

 Shocked Shocked Oh no! He used the F word!

 16 
 on: January 17, 2018, 10:12 PM 
Started by Allen Carter - Last post by moegeo
See you there Allen! Canít wait. Hope my Kaiju is delivered in time.

 17 
 on: January 17, 2018, 09:25 PM 
Started by Allen Carter - Last post by Allen Carter
Looking forward to KP. Iíve heard quite a bit about this Festival. Is there anything I should know, as this will be my first time attending?

First time this decade maybe...

Maybe its been so long you've forgotten?   Cheesy




 18 
 on: January 17, 2018, 06:17 PM 
Started by Allen Carter - Last post by DD
Take short lines, sun screen and your smile

 19 
 on: January 17, 2018, 05:59 PM 
Started by Allen Carter - Last post by moegeo
Looking forward to KP. Iíve heard quite a bit about this Festival. Is there anything I should know, as this will be my first time attending?

 20 
 on: January 17, 2018, 10:18 AM 
Started by riffclown - Last post by Krijn
On the high-wind versions of the 90three and 90nine I used spinnaker for the main middle (big) panel, just to let a bit more wind through the sail (apart from the vents).

It works.



Krijn

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