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Author Topic: the 10 Commandments of Kite Flying, give or take a 20 or so..  (Read 4681 times)
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« Reply #30 on: June 19, 2009, 11:46 AM »

Kmac told me the ferrule always goes on the assembler's right when facing the kite. He didn't explain the reasoning, nor did I ask.

Anyone want to argue with him? Not me, I changed immediately.

I'll buck the system, I've been doing it the other way since I started flying.  Grin
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« Reply #31 on: June 19, 2009, 12:03 PM »

It really depends on the kite.


Like most things, I'm sure the root of the mythology has to do with mylar.
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« Reply #32 on: June 19, 2009, 12:11 PM »

My first "real" kite ( a BMK Exile) came to me (from a well known kite pusher) with the ferrule on the right and was feet first in the sleeve. Every kite since has been done the same way.


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« Reply #33 on: June 19, 2009, 12:55 PM »

My first "real" kite ( a BMK Exile) came to me (from a well known kite pusher) with the ferrule on the right and was feet first in the sleeve. Every kite since has been done the same way.


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« Reply #34 on: June 19, 2009, 01:17 PM »

Kmac told me the ferrule always goes on the assembler's right when facing the kite. He didn't explain the reasoning, nor did I ask.

If I recall, that was when you picked up your Mojo.(?)  I suggested that you assemble it with the ferrule on the right because the connectors were pointing in a specific direction on each side.

I'm surprised that no one has brought mentioned that it really depends on whether you're in the northern or southern hemisphere.  The carbon molecules must be aligned differently based on the Earth's orientation in relation to the sun.  Of course there is the factor of which side you part your hair on, but that's a whole other thread...

#xx(?) - Thou shalt not take any of this, including thyself, too seriously. Wink
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« Reply #35 on: June 19, 2009, 01:46 PM »


#35 - Thou shalt not take any of this, including thyself, too seriously. Wink


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« Reply #36 on: June 19, 2009, 03:10 PM »

Very good Mr. Carter and I agree. Even though I probable do not follow you good advice.
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