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« Reply #30 on: April 05, 2014, 05:36 AM »

Still haven't found the upper range of this kite yet.  Yesterday had a front come through with high wind warnings.  My wind meter read mid teens with gusts to low 30s.  I think a lot of the Exile vent but had to put it away for fear of breaking something.  Big sails can generate big pull!

Pulled out little Psycho and it did just fine.  It generated pull but never stressed the 150# lines.  I could get a llittle tip shimmy and sail TE buzz in the big gusts but never worried about the kite.  Did not adjust the bridle and forward speed did not build much. 

Speaking of the bridle, I still very much appreciate a sane tight spin without oversteer.

Fun and interesting what the kite will do if you can punch forward fast enough to get some slack in the lines. Was able to roll and unroll even without stoppers or weight installed.  Tip wraps are easy if not careful.  Nothing like a fast wrapped tip spin in high winds.  Cheesy

I would expect sustained upper 20's would start to stress the P200/5PT frame.  Nitro LLEs and perhaps LSs would make this one strong little kite...
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« Reply #31 on: May 15, 2014, 07:27 PM »

What to call a group of three?


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« Reply #32 on: May 15, 2014, 08:58 PM »

What to call a group of three?



Obviously that is a "ward"Cheesy
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« Reply #33 on: May 16, 2014, 02:38 AM »

Nice Stack!!!

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« Reply #34 on: May 16, 2014, 03:15 AM »

That's the spirit  Smiley

What to call a group of three?
Obviously that is a "ward"Cheesy
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« Reply #35 on: May 16, 2014, 05:32 AM »

I'd like to see you do a  axel with that beatiful stack Cheesy
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« Reply #36 on: May 16, 2014, 08:03 PM »

With appropriate setup and slack, axels should be easy enough.  Now flic-flacs, that's hard  Cheesy

I'd like to see you do a  axel with that beatiful stack Cheesy
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« Reply #37 on: May 19, 2014, 09:00 PM »

Am now using P200 ULE and P300 LLE.  Had Lil Psycho up at Grand Haven both days.  Steady winds in lower 20s on Sunday.  Kite was solid, quiet, zippy, and precise even on short 65' lines. Tight clean spins and corners. Have never seen anything axel so fast.  Much fun.
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« Reply #38 on: May 22, 2014, 08:52 AM »

Added stoppers and 10gm tail weight.  Have been flying with weights for last several weeks, no issues. Wonder how many wraps you can get in one roll up motion?  Cool 

Note to Ian:  Measured the Superfly (also higher AR) stopper location and found it to be @2/5 of the leading edge - imagine that!  Smiley

May need a 7 1/2' version of this kite for those sane wind days  Tongue

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« Reply #39 on: May 22, 2014, 11:45 AM »

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You got to get a pic of those in the air, they look great.
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« Reply #40 on: May 22, 2014, 05:01 PM »

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You got to get a pic of those in the air, they look great.
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« Reply #41 on: May 23, 2014, 03:26 AM »

Thanks!  Will have to get some more pics.  Static shots are easy of course.  Often will fly the kite with a handle (RB like) in one hand and camera in the other. Can get decent shots with a little zoom and the kite at the edge of the window. Have not tried that with stacks and need more of a side angle anyway to better show the kites.  Will get some help...

You got to get a pic of those in the air, they look great.
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« Reply #42 on: July 22, 2014, 04:53 PM »

Finally took the "ward" out for some air and sun today. Stack flies well in normal winds, no oversteer with new bridle, gives away axels, Flic Flacs still need work  Roll Eyes Pulls correspondingly harder than single, a little slower paced, overall nice. 

Should start making videos to show how well these fly.  Any video making tutorials out there?




The Psycho is solidly in the A bag now and makes a fun mid to higher wind trick kite.  Am not done with this project and want to see how low (wind speed) the design can fly.  The shades of things to come, flo pink:






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« Reply #43 on: July 23, 2014, 02:30 PM »

Nic e job Steve, That hot pink, black and white one should look great in the sky when finished!
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« Reply #44 on: July 23, 2014, 09:05 PM »

I thought it might be bright but after seeing what the teams wear at the local soccer fields I think the pink will blend right in  Roll Eyes

The Psycho has been a good project rediscovering an older classic and now have a nice high wind trickster. Quite a fun little kite.
 
Jury is still out on the Stranger.  The P200 LEs seem almost spindly in a kite that big and have not spent much time with it.

Nic e job Steve, That hot pink, black and white one should look great in the sky when finished!
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