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« Reply #30 on: February 14, 2014, 09:39 PM »

Well I finally got to take the Premier Widow out late this evening for about 15 minutes.
I spent about 20 minutes trying to figure out the larks head knot haha... but after that I got her in the air.
It was very sensitive to movements. What would have been a simple turn with my foil was 3 spins with the Widow, then when I tried to ease it up it would end up stalling. About the time I got the hang of it the wind literally went from 10 mph to 4 and it wasn't enough to keep it up.
I need to adjust the lines since one of them is about 4 inches longer than the other one. Other than that I really like it!

One question though...
This thing can get loud up in the air, it sounds like a weedeater... is that normal?
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« Reply #31 on: February 14, 2014, 09:58 PM »

Most likely that is the trailing edge fluttering. I don't know the kite but it may have a leach line that can be adjusted. Its a thin line running through the trailing edge of the kite... from the bottom of the spine to the wing tips. The adjustment of the line is done at the wing tips. If the kite has one, you can tighten it to avoid some of this flutter.

Some people (not many) like the flutter, especially in upper winds, as it does slow the kite down a little. Me... I _hate_ that sound.

You _really_ (read, REALLY) need to get out and fly with someone that can help show you how to tune the kite and fly a little. This will give you a _huge_ jump forward on flying.
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« Reply #32 on: February 14, 2014, 10:42 PM »

Well I finally got to take the Premier Widow out late this evening for about 15 minutes.
I spent about 20 minutes trying to figure out the larks head knot haha... but after that I got her in the air.
It was very sensitive to movements. What would have been a simple turn with my foil was 3 spins with the Widow, then when I tried to ease it up it would end up stalling. About the time I got the hang of it the wind literally went from 10 mph to 4 and it wasn't enough to keep it up.
I need to adjust the lines since one of them is about 4 inches longer than the other one. Other than that I really like it!

One question though...
This thing can get loud up in the air, it sounds like a weedeater... is that normal?

Jon Trenephol designed the widow specifically without a leech line.  Makes speed control for the beginner easier by naturally slowing the kite.  It should start buzzing in about 8 mph and get louder as the wind goes up but the speed of the kite should stay manageable.  Have fun with it its a great kite and gets used as much as my high end kites do Smiley
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