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 91 
 on: April 24, 2015, 02:56 PM 
Started by thief - Last post by chilese
The $1.99 Toothless the Dragon kite (retail $29 !!!)

was given a test fly today.

While the kite does look a bit like Toothless, it flew

like a corkscrewing rock. Longest flight about 1/2 second.

Immediate turn to the left or the right and into the ground.

The line that came with the kite was also horrible.

Of course, I was sort of expecting some form of horrible.

Wall hanger at best.

 92 
 on: April 24, 2015, 02:54 PM 
Started by bplant - Last post by goestoeleven
I've fixed several 1.5 and 2 kites screen tears with Gel Super Glue. The vented Rev2 glue job held up in 30 mph wind with no new tears so far. I did buy a vented B2 just in case the 30 mph wind tore the screen again.

Line up the mesh tear sides and scotch tape them in alignment on the back side of the kite. Use Gel version of Super Glue on the front side of the kite along the length of the tear and a little further on each end. The Gel version is thicker and fills wider gaps, such as screen holes, better than regular Super Glue. When dry, you'll be able to remove some of the scotch tape and some will stay stuck in the glue but it's not visible from the front side.



Yeah, see, this is why I should not answer these questions.  Nice explanation (much better than mine).  Going to have to try that on a couple of mine . . . if I ever get around to it.

I fold & roll carefully, but some of my revs were pretty old & well flown already when I picked them up here or other places . . . and they've seen quite a bit of flying time since.  I have two or three right now with some mesh issues.  I wonder if beach (& water!) flying vs. grass flying makes a difference, or if it's just cumulative air and sun time. 

 93 
 on: April 24, 2015, 02:38 PM 
Started by bplant - Last post by Dano
http://www.lowes.com/pd_318956-76018-P+8096_0__?productId=3116279

I'm no expert but from what everyone has been saying I'm sure this would work..


Very interesting.  Smiley
I always begin the rolling below the mesh after gently folding down the top,
 never had a problem with mesh on 8+ revs in 8+ years.

 94 
 on: April 24, 2015, 02:32 PM 
Started by bplant - Last post by AzKiter
http://www.lowes.com/pd_318956-76018-P+8096_0__?productId=3116279

I'm no expert but from what everyone has been saying I'm sure this would work..

 95 
 on: April 24, 2015, 01:38 PM 
Started by Allen Carter - Last post by thief

Better measure mine again huh ...

-Frazer
you are out of practice with metric huh?

 96 
 on: April 24, 2015, 01:37 PM 
Started by bplant - Last post by thief
i wonder if removing the area where the fold occurs would make a difference? a 1cm width section?

 97 
 on: April 24, 2015, 01:35 PM 
Started by Allen Carter - Last post by Frazer

Better measure mine again huh ...

-Frazer

 98 
 on: April 24, 2015, 01:22 PM 
Started by Allen Carter - Last post by airborne
I need to replace the center spreader on an original, Structil framed, Benson Gemini. Is it a section of P200? Anyone have the measurement?
all infos > Gemini Map

 

 99 
 on: April 24, 2015, 01:15 PM 
Started by bplant - Last post by lylenc
I've fixed several 1.5 and 2 kites screen tears with Gel Super Glue. The vented Rev2 glue job held up in 30 mph wind with no new tears so far. I did buy a vented B2 just in case the 30 mph wind tore the screen again.

Line up the mesh tear sides and scotch tape them in alignment on the back side of the kite. Use Gel version of Super Glue on the front side of the kite along the length of the tear and a little further on each end. The Gel version is thicker and fills wider gaps, such as screen holes, better than regular Super Glue. When dry, you'll be able to remove some of the scotch tape and some will stay stuck in the glue but it's not visible from the front side.


 100 
 on: April 24, 2015, 12:34 PM 
Started by Pikman - Last post by Pikman
First question. Why is the central portion of the sail split down the middle? Does it have to be or could it just be one piece?

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