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Author Topic: Emong versus Zero G  (Read 4066 times)
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« on: November 03, 2013, 04:31 AM »

I'm having trouble getting my Emong to glide. Other posts suggested adjusting the tow settings to prevent diving. I see that Steve still has Zero Gs for sale. The video shows them flying like a glider plane and that's what I was hoping for with the Emong.

Two questions:
Does the Emong take a lot of practice to learn to fly? I don't mind a challenge but I wish it were easier to learn.

Is the Zero G as easy to fly as the video suggests? I'm thinking that the Zero G might be a lot of fun.
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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2013, 04:52 AM »

I have the Zero G and i am having lots of trouble with it as a zero wind glider, its not an easy flyer in my mind.  i also have the Flying Wings Laima Bird and love it, very easy to fly ...
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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2013, 05:31 AM »

The plutz is a much better glider than then the emong.....a much more funky look to it as well.
I had found that the emong dove quite often as well...and maybe because of the amount of sail area it was very hard to recover outside a walk of shame.....
the plutz will recover much better...and if it does end up on the ground pivot around to relaunch quite nicely too...

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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2013, 05:57 AM »

I have a zero g and it glides very well. It may take some tweaking to get what you want with multiple adjustment points.  I also have a chiropetra by will sturdy, also a great glider
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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2013, 10:39 AM »

I have a ZG and love it, great fun!

I also have an urban ninja and ended up with 8 grams of lead on the nose to get it tuned to my liking it is also fun and flies in very low breeze but does not glide as well as the ZG.

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« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2013, 10:52 AM »

and just to make it more fun...the BiPlutz will be available in very limited amounts too......


funky funky shape with wonderful xUL flying!
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« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2013, 11:58 AM »

Is it possible to make the Emong glide better or is it just practice?

And the BiPlutz: how's the gliding?
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« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2013, 02:38 PM »

The Emong is a great kite, easier to turn then most. works better on a shorter line. Fly with a rod and 25' line. A good kite to teach anyone about gliding kites. Can Hand to someone and in about 15 minutes they have full control.

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« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2013, 03:33 PM »


And the BiPlutz: how's the gliding?

Amazingly good!  We were using one like a paper airplane in the hotel lobby in Bintulu.  It just goes on forever
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« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2013, 07:07 PM »

I have a variation of the Platz. Its not a Mega Plutz, almost the same size. Glide as good. Its GX. :-)
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« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2013, 12:49 PM »

Wow really like the Bi Plutz and Jecko's glider looks great ... once you get a liking for the glider kites they can be awesome fun. Nothing like throwing up a kite that will just keep going in not enough breeze to fly any thing else.... absorbing and relaxing. Love the early morning with the light land breeze for the ZG.

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« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2013, 04:20 PM »

I have both and have no problem with either, indoors or out . Emong glides further with less spine tension and I can fly mine outside on 100+ft line with ease in 1-2 mph wind, I use light Climax line on both. I find the Emong  better in smaller indoor spaces than the Zero G. If you are flying indoors check out a Karl Longbottom Petrodactyl , great fun flyer.
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« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2013, 04:37 PM »

Check out this emong Video

Emong testing


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« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2013, 04:44 PM »

If you are flying indoors check out a Karl Longbottom Petrodactyl , great fun flyer.
The pterodactyls are top notch...i like the large more than the standard size...but have you tried the 6-81?
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« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2013, 05:31 PM »

the only glider I have ever flown is Marcos Zero-G. After 2 min. of instruction (and he had only flown it twice) I was having a blast granted it was lab grade maybe 1mph max but it was REALLY easy to fly.. WAY floaty
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