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Author Topic: Never flown a kite, just ordered me a quantum.  (Read 3887 times)
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« on: April 12, 2015, 12:29 AM »

A couple of dags ago I saw a kite video on youtube. And since I live in a "windy" town in the north of Sweden I decided to get myself a kite. The selection of kite supliers aren't that great here in Sweden but I found a webstore that sold Prism kites.
Now I just lurk the forum to gather some information to prepare me for my first kite launch.

Now to my question: On some videos I've seen the kite is quite loud and roars like a jet plane. I understand that has something to do with the windspeed, but does the "brand/model" of the kite anything to do with it too?
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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2015, 12:59 AM »

The "trailing edge" of a kite is almost always responsible for the loud noise

as the wind gets stronger. Some kites have a line running through a tunnel

along the entire trailing edge (bottom) of the sail. If there is no line, the trailing

edge can vibrate and make noise while slowing down the kite. If the "leech line"

is tightened, the kite will make less noise to the point that it is quiet.

Some kiters like loud kites, some like quiet. Some competitors like that the

noise (loose trailing edge) is helping to keep the kite slower when the wind

increases. If your kite has a leech line, you can usually adjust the amount of

noise the kite makes.

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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2015, 03:18 AM »

On some videos I've seen the kite is quite loud and roars like a jet plane.

It is the wind that blows into the microphone of the camera.

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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2015, 04:17 AM »

Welcome to the forum.  The Quantum is a good strong kite for beginners. Take a look at these videos to get you started.

Dodd's Flight School Sport Kite Basic Instruction

Dodd's 6 step Learning/Practice system for Dual Line Sport Kites

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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2015, 09:43 PM »

The Quantum isn't a loud roaring kite, but it isn't silent either. It has a subdued trailing edge buzz that is almost pleasant, like a kitten purring. That buzz really works to regulate the speed of the kite which is great for beginners. When I first flew a Quantum I was impressed with its presence on the lines without being a strong pulling kite and its constant speed across the wind window that buzz gives it.

If you have good winds there you should really enjoy your Quantum, I've flown ours in some pretty strong winds. They will pull a tail around easily too if you're interested in "skywriting".

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