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Author Topic: FLAT OR AT AN ANGLE?  (Read 1086 times)
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« on: September 15, 2014, 04:21 PM »

Just gotta very nice acrobatX and trying to statically get it trimmed,when you hold a kite by the bridle where the lines attach should the nose be at a slight positive angle? if theirs anything else I should know plez jump in and explain, thanx
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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2014, 05:55 PM »

Fly it before you start adjusting it. Just check to see that the right & left are even, and fly...

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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2014, 07:47 PM »

Trick kites tend to be "weighted" so the nose is below the keel when held "upside down" by the tow points.

These kites rely on the wind pressure to swing the kite into position for flight.

You can quickly test relative angle by wrapping the upper bridle leg around the upper spreader connector

once or twice. This is a gross check as each wrap shortens the bridle leg about 3/4".

It depends on if you want ease of flight or ease of stall into tricks.

I set my kites for ease of flight which makes yoyo tricks harder, but then that's me.

Mark the bridle with a sharpie so you know where your original setting was and then experiment.


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