Delta Flies Over My Head / control issues
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Mikey1:
a few times when i have been flying my new 12 foot delta it has basically flied right over my head, past 90 degrees straight up in the air, how do you guys go about controlling this? or is there a way?

i have tried letting more line out, and i have tried reeling in, nothing seems to work, is this something i just have to live with?

a few times after it went over me it did a bit of a dive, but then corrected itself without any issues,

i never had any problems or issues like this controlling my 9 foot delta in 2-3 years of flying, it seemed to be very stable and predictable,

the 12 foot seems a bit more unstable and less predictable, is this something that is to be expected with a larger delta? i have only ever flown the 9 foot so i am unsure,

i guess i just expected the 12 foot to fly the same as the 9 foot just with a stronger pull, or was that wishful thinking?

i am flying in the same place i used to fly my 9 foot where the winds are fairy steady and predictable,
Allen Carter:
Here's some good delta flying info from one of the best makers of the type:

http://www.deltas.freeserve.co.uk/typicalflight.html

http://www.deltas.freeserve.co.uk/controlover.html

There's tons of other good stuff on deltas throughout the site. Browse it!
thief:
more tail.....more drag is needed.....
some kites are known for flying directly above you (Joel Scholz Triangulation is one) and might wander a bit up there but stay safe....
for a delta to overfly you that could turn into a big issue if the kite turns nose downwind and then accelerates into a phenomenal noseplant.......
more tails of some sort...spinsocks...tube tails....banner tails...any thing will work to pull it down a little bit (or a lot)...
coogee:
Yep a whopping great big tail that will make it behave, even line junk is good.

Mike
Mikey1:
Quote from: Allen Carter on May 20, 2014, 02:20 PM

Here's some good delta flying info from one of the best makers of the type:

http://www.deltas.freeserve.co.uk/typicalflight.html

http://www.deltas.freeserve.co.uk/controlover.html

There's tons of other good stuff on deltas throughout the site. Browse it!



thanks, that was good info!
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