Stranger first flights:
When tying the bridle for the Stranger I decided to ignore the stock settings and tie something similar to what's on the Psycho with wider tow points. This was initially too wide and low but after several iterations found reasonable bridle settings at:
Steve's 3 point
The stock measurements are:
Factory 3 point
There was an alternate turbo published some time back that I have not tried yet:
Uphaul 21.25" 54cm
Outhaul 29.5" 75cm
Inhaul 24.5" 62cm
Turbo 4.0" 10cm
Winds have been lower the past several days but enough to get the Stranger up for a few sessions.
The Stranger is big with an 8 1/2' wingspan. The LEs are too long for my car trunk
It floats better than the smaller 7' Psycho but still needs 5+ winds to be useful. The Stranger is surprisingly slower paced and not prone to speed up in gusts perhaps due to the longer wider keel and wide spaced standoffs. ABTs seem to be there and it rolls up easily without weight in the tail or stoppers. In some ways it reminds me of the Mantis as it does easy endless cascades. The window may not be as wide as some but more flying is needed. Do not know what the top wind range is yet.
Does anyone still fly these?