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 41 
 on: March 22, 2015, 10:37 AM 
Started by bnb - Last post by thief
Charles kite is a different beast then the go fly version is!!!

 42 
 on: March 22, 2015, 09:51 AM 
Started by Jorge Gouverneur - Last post by Jorge Gouverneur
Still testing the kite... This time with 120 feet long lines

http://youtu.be/dp3K_spMg-w

Duende 2 4 with a120 ft lines


Here is the Link for my review of the kite:
http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?topic=12204.0


 43 
 on: March 22, 2015, 09:17 AM 
Started by bnb - Last post by bnb
That is the one  Thanks

 44 
 on: March 22, 2015, 09:07 AM 
Started by SmoothWindKites - Last post by Jorge Gouverneur
Hi Scott:


I want it to thank you for helping me with the Duende 2.4 colors that I want it.  Smiley




Jorge.

 45 
 on: March 22, 2015, 08:56 AM 
Started by Jorge Gouverneur - Last post by Jorge Gouverneur
Hello:

Flying Wings Duende has been around for a while with the 2.2 meters version. This Year there is a new member in the family: The Duende 2.4 with 2 flavors U.L. and Std.



I've had this kites for 1 week and flown them for about 3-4 hours each.
Comparing the 2.4 vs the 2.2 and there are some differences

Generally with both the Std and the UL These are my point of view based on my first impression:

Speed  & response: The 2.2 is a faster kite compared to the 2.4
Tracking: Duende 2.4 is better than the 2.2
Fades: I find the 2.2 easier to handle fades that the 2.4
J.L.: The 2.2 is easier than the 2.4
Taz: Here the 2.4 shines...  its easier than the 2.2
BackSpins: I'll say its about the same level
Yo-yo: The 2.4  with the lines rolled up flies better than the 2.2. Both kite have about the same amount of pitch
Half axles: Both kites are great
Tip Stands: The 2.4 is easier to maintain a Tip Stand than the 2.2
Turtle: Its better with the 2.4
lazy Susan (multiple): The 2.4 by far is better.
cyniques: I can do them with the 2.4. haven't been able to do them on the 2.2
Slides: The 2.4 its easier to maintain a slide.


About the construction Quality I can score these kites high.  I fly with tricks and that's equal to kite abuse... My 2.2s has kept up with me for a while without any issues. I have to consider that I mostly fly over grass and that helps to maintain the kites.

Generally speaking I consider the Duende 2.4 an Improvement over the 2.2 for most cases.  Smiley

 46 
 on: March 22, 2015, 08:51 AM 
Started by Jorge Gouverneur - Last post by Jorge Gouverneur
Hello:

Flying Wings Duende has been around for a while with the 2.2 meters version. This Year there is a new member in the family: The Duende 2.4 with 2 flavors U.L. and Std.



I've had this kites for 1 week and flown them for about 3-4 hours each.
Comparing the 2.4 vs the 2.2 and there are some differences

Generally with both the Std and the UL These are my point of view based on my first impression:

  • Speed  & response: The 2.2 is a faster kite compared to the 2.4
  • Tracking: Duende 2.4 is better than the 2.2
  • Fades: I find the 2.2 easier to handle fades that the 2.4
  • J.L.: The 2.2 is easier than the 2.4
  • Taz: Here the 2.4 shines...  its easier than the 2.2
  • BackSpins: I'll say its about the same level
  • Yo-yo: The 2.4  with the lines rolled up flies better than the 2.2. Both kite have about the same amount of pitch
  • Half axles: Both kites are great
  • Tip Stands: The 2.4 is easier to maintain a Tip Stand than the 2.2
  • Turtle: Its better with the 2.4
  • lazy Susan (multiple): The 2.4 by far is better.
  • cyniques: I can do them with the 2.4. haven't been able to do them on the 2.2
  • Slides: The 2.4 its easier to maintain a slide.


About the construction Quality I can score these kites high.  I fly with tricks and that's equal to kite abuse... My 2.2s has kept up with me for a while without any issues. I have to consider that I mostly fly over grass and that helps to maintain the kites.

Generally speaking I consider the Duende 2.4 an Improvement over the 2.2 for most cases.  Smiley





 

 47 
 on: March 22, 2015, 07:14 AM 
Started by bnb - Last post by Charles G
Does it look like this?

The one I have states, 'Created by Joel K Scholz, March 1988 Skyscraper#1.'
I would recommend at least 250 lb line, stronger if the wind is 12+, this kite has a lot of pull. Minimum wind is about 7 mph.

 48 
 on: March 22, 2015, 04:21 AM 
Started by bnb - Last post by bnb
I recently purchased the Go Fly a Kite version of Joel Scholz's  design  Skyscraper kite.  Similar to  the Scholz design Triangulation. My interest  is for general information about the kite. I am not selling it just general information  as I was unable to find anything on line about it. Time frame when it was available, how much, wind speed , line weight. Thanks

 49 
 on: March 22, 2015, 04:15 AM 
Started by KaoS - Last post by stapp59
Kevin,

You are most welcome for the kite. A thank you for your and Linda's teaching and something to remember your trip to the states besides that tree. Wink I really couldn't pelt Linda with snowballs.  She's such a nice lady and always surrounded by people so I couldn't get a clear shot Smiley

That's a great picture.  The kite really likes beach/coastal settings or hot spots like Vegas. A few have stuck around the midwest; perhaps they don't know better.  Cheesy

Am very appreciative of you flying the kite and your feedback. Yes the goal was a full sized, wind efficient, nice flying, trick capable kite adjustable to a variety of styles.  Not a dedicated trick monster but a capable all rounder that builds upon its excellent heritage.

Tester feedback indicates the kite hits the mark in many respects.  It's certainly not perfect as all kites are compromises.  Tweaking will continue I expect.

It's gratifying you find the kite so capable.  Yes the flic-flacs need tending on the fully weighted standard.  Likely the side effect of all that balanced momentum that enables many of the other tricks.  Perhaps 1-2 fewer weights will help reign that in without giving up too many of the other goodies.

Concerning precision, here is the standoff configuration I'm currently flying.  Like the grey Mamba, I prefer the kite somewhere between the classic and all out freestyle settings.  Leave the outer standoff in the outer most hole.  Move the inner standoff out two holes.  Bias the shape shifters towards the outer mark to give 3/8" trailing edge offset under the inner standoffs.  This will narrow, flatten, and shift the tunnel outwards.  You will get better gusty wind handling, better precision without oversteer, and flatter flatspins.  Easier to explain with pictures:





It's an honor to have so many talented and experienced flyers like yourself fly the kite.

Cheers,
Steve

 50 
 on: March 22, 2015, 01:22 AM 
Started by KaoS - Last post by KaoS

I saw flic-flacs all the way up to nose up 20 degrees


I wish!  The kite just backed up towards me if I let it go past horizontal.  Sad

But like I said, easy to compensate - I just needed to catch it earlier.  Or, let it rotate all the way till the nose pointed at me then unroll back into the fade.


How many weights were you using?

I left it standard at 5 weights (just under 30g)

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