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 41 
 on: May 24, 2016, 04:11 PM 
Started by tpatter - Last post by photogbill
Thanks John! I still have the Organic but the other two went to new owners.

 42 
 on: May 24, 2016, 03:51 PM 
Started by tpatter - Last post by chilese
Nicely done bill.  Smiley

 43 
 on: May 24, 2016, 03:33 PM 
Started by riffclown - Last post by riffclown
Onthe backside of each wing attached to the vertical spar and to the sail via velcro is a small metal spring that shapes the sail. IT keep the sail from being perfectly flat and thus induces float when the sail is in any kind of neutral profile. It makes the dead launch from facedown possible and makes it more stable in the air.. But if any of your tricks or moves are based on a flat sail, you'll have to adjust, relearn or abandon..



 44 
 on: May 24, 2016, 03:09 PM 
Started by riffclown - Last post by thief
Springs?HuhHuh?

 45 
 on: May 24, 2016, 02:23 PM 
Started by riffclown - Last post by riffclown
Had a few minutes of weather break in light winds on Friday, enough time for a quick outing but not enough time for camera so before I start, keep in mind this is with light and variable winds..

First Impressions  Nice looking Kite that not only flies like a Rev, but is a Rev.. The Springs do indeed change the wing shape and dead launch from face down is almost as easy as a standard reverse launch.  The springs did however also change some of the responsiveness in the very light wind conditions.. When accelerating a dive in multiple steps to do a dive stop, you have the load the wing (with a heavier hand) at every step and plan again for loading the wing with the dive stop. It's almost like a delayed reaction compared to my other Revs. It will float much easier than any other wing I've ever used and never "fell out of the air" even when I flew it well past the window..

I like the larger size but inversely, dislike that I don't have multiple frame options and interchangeability with the other Revs I own.. This is a minor point but it does matter to me so thought I'd mention it.. This is a very forgiving kite that will make a difference in the novice flyer and intermediate flyer's hands...I can't speak for the Advanced Kiter or Professional's take, as I consider myself neither of those. Looking forward to more handle time with more consistent wind so I can give this wing a fair review with video to support any comments.

 46 
 on: May 24, 2016, 01:32 PM 
Started by NWFlyer - Last post by NWFlyer
Thanks for the replies - you've given me a couple options to try so I'll give those a go.  I'm also going to try folding a hard edge on the screen mesh to see if that can be done well.  It needs to be straight and uniform and that might allow me to conceal the cut edge and not worry about any tape being exposed.  Not sure how this will work, but what the heck - worth a try.  Thanks again,

 47 
 on: May 24, 2016, 12:12 PM 
Started by NWFlyer - Last post by inewham
I used 3M tape then velcro (hairy side) on top of the screen - sewed all 3 layers together then cut away the sail.
the velcro covered the tape and meant I could blank the vents with ripstop panels as desired

 48 
 on: May 24, 2016, 10:45 AM 
Started by NWFlyer - Last post by makatakam
I believe Revolution Kites uses either 3M 9460 transfer (double-sided) tape or something very similar. And yes, sand and dirt do stick to it through the mesh openings, but eventually things no longer stick to it once very fine particles (dust) coat the entire exposed surface. I'm guessing the initial amount of material adhered may be 2-3 grams, eventually dropping to less than 1. Visible on black, not so much on other, lighter colors.

 49 
 on: May 24, 2016, 08:40 AM 
Started by NWFlyer - Last post by etully
When I vented my Sixth Sense,  I put the screens on as if they were an applique. That way you can stabilize everything for sewing by using tape to fix the screen to the nylon you will cut away. 

 50 
 on: May 24, 2016, 08:18 AM 
Started by tpatter - Last post by photogbill
Here's a few I built awhile back:






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