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Author Topic: Show me how well you fly first  (Read 818 times)
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« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2014, 10:40 AM »

I appreciate the link... Good stuff.  The animations work well.  This is a good save....
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« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2014, 03:06 PM »

I think flying to music is a much better skill building activity than flying figures solo. More fun too. All of the skills needed to fly figures properly (especially speed control) are vital if you are going to make the kite move with music. The figures are really good for understanding how to make a kite do things, but are a pretty dry way of actually improving your skill once you have the basics down.

I'm talking kite figures of course.  Smiley I don't think speed control is really an aspect of control line flying. I do seem to remember some planes having a throttle line, but not for that kind of comp. Long time ago though.

Speed control is one of the things lacking in a lot of modern kite designs. A lot of kites have a two speed gear box. I like a kite with a 5 speed and big brakes. :-)
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« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2014, 04:22 PM »

I think flying to music is a much better skill building activity than flying figures solo. More fun too. All of the skills needed to fly figures properly (especially speed control) are vital if you are going to make the kite move with music. The figures are really good for understanding how to make a kite do things, but are a pretty dry way of actually improving your skill once you have the basics down.

I'm talking kite figures of course.  Smiley I don't think speed control is really an aspect of control line flying. I do seem to remember some planes having a throttle line, but not for that kind of comp. Long time ago though.

Speed control is one of the things lacking in a lot of modern kite designs. A lot of kites have a two speed gear box. I like a kite with a 5 speed and big brakes. :-)


Want to see a master, flying with music, this guy has it it nailed, and I am a musician for most of my life.
   



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« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2014, 04:55 PM »

Very nice vid! I like the inset screen showing how he's flying. Nice jazz music also. Man, that's a hopping place in that video. Cars, RV's, bicyclists, people on picnics, an annoying sport kite getting in the way with a raging interstate in the background. Love it!
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« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2014, 10:31 PM »

Cool, I didn't know anything about control line model airplanes until I saw this thread and looked it up out of curiosity. 

For those of you looking at kite figures, here is a link to the actual International Sport Kite Compulsories Book via the AKA website: http://kite.org/kitetalk/index.php?/files/file/221-irbc-sport-kite-compulsories-book/  It has a little more information on some of the diagrams than a screenshot of the animations.  A couple years back, I made myself a little booklet of the multiline individual figures by printing that section 2 per page, back to back.  Now that I'm flying dual line, I need to get around to making one for dual line too. 

But remember, kite flying is supposed to be fun.  If flying figures is making your mood drop, stop and fly something else! Smiley  I do that even if I'm practicing for competition. 
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