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Author Topic: Bell's new kite Aerobe (designed by Albert Chen)  (Read 19031 times)
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« Reply #30 on: September 17, 2009, 06:12 PM »

My opinion is, you should probably learn to fly it the way it was designed before you try to improve it. After all, the designer probably spent more than a few minutes flying it before he put the tow point where it is.  Wink


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« Reply #31 on: September 17, 2009, 06:45 PM »

My opinion is, you should probably learn to fly it the way it was designed before you try to improve it. After all, the designer probably spent more than a few minutes flying it before he put the tow point where it is.  Wink

I agree..................I don't have ANY experience flying kites like this.  My point was the Prussic knot was loose, and I was wondering, more or less, if the three inches was the point that seemed the average with the other folks that have gotten these kites.  I guess I wasn't explaining that point well, at all.  I have since put another 10 min. on the kite and am starting to get a bit of a grasp.

thanx,
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« Reply #32 on: September 17, 2009, 07:36 PM »

Sorry, my bad.
Mine is exactly 3" from the attachment to the prussic knot.


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« Reply #33 on: September 17, 2009, 09:34 PM »

Mine doesn't have a true prussic knot, it seems to be a larks head knot that catches an overhand knot tied on the upper bridle half. I tied two more overhand knots, 1 about a half inch above the current knot and one a half inch below the current knot.  I also taped a quarter to the nose for a better glide. I use my Aerobe only out doors. 
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« Reply #34 on: September 18, 2009, 12:16 AM »

Sorry, my bad.
Mine is exactly 3" from the attachment to the prussic knot.


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Thanks Denny..I'm glad it was close to where it shoud be.......the kite is gettin easier to fly after watching the vid again and getting a bit of the feel.

Ours has a real prussic and holds where you put it.......There are
no other knots on the bridle except where they attach to the spine waaaay too close in to the sail. Roll Eyes

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« Reply #35 on: September 18, 2009, 08:12 AM »

Jim,

3" is only the tow point length.

16" from back of spine, and 5" to front spine. that's where my tow point is tied.
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« Reply #36 on: September 18, 2009, 08:26 AM »

Jim,

3" is only the tow point length.

16" from back of spine, and 5" to front spine. that's where my tow point is tied.
(factory setting)


Dano,
You got that right..............I just checked your measurements with our bluebat and we were off (high) 1/8 of an inch..................I was close when I tightened up the prussic.  Also I found a miniscule little blue ink spot right on the money, so I guess you could say the sweet spot is marked. Grin

Awesome kite.....I wish it wasn't wet from the dew or I'd stay up an hour or so and fly some more Undecided

thanks,
Jim

PS: Too bad the promotion is over Embarrassed  I shoulda stayed true to the program and got her one in yellow Cool.....We could fly pairs.............well, maybe Grin Huh
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« Reply #37 on: September 18, 2009, 08:34 AM »

i havent even got a chance to fly mine yet, and i too wish i ordered another one.  Smiley
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« Reply #38 on: September 18, 2009, 08:50 AM »

A true bundle of fun for the money...............the downwind or no wind glide is just incredible........................I used to think the 3D was kinda fun on 12 ft lines just for giggles.........NO COMPARISON, my friend.

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« Reply #39 on: September 18, 2009, 10:12 AM »

not having flown a glider before like a Skate or whatever, what is the upper wind limit for gliding, like, 2mph maybe?
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« Reply #40 on: September 18, 2009, 12:02 PM »

I was flying mine this morning in 3 to 4 mph at the end. The glides at that speed can burn a bit.  Shocked
But what fun.
I was completely wore out when I stopped.


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« Reply #41 on: September 18, 2009, 04:16 PM »

But what fun.
I was completely wore out when I stopped.


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Hence the name Aerobe?  (Aerobics Wink )

Too old ..can't go there Embarrassed

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« Reply #42 on: September 18, 2009, 05:15 PM »


Hence the name Aerobe?  (Aerobics Wink )

Too old ..can't go there Embarrassed

Jim

That thought did cross my mind this morning.  Cheesy


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« Reply #43 on: September 20, 2009, 03:06 PM »

I tied two more overhand knots, 1 about a half inch above the current knot and one a half inch below the current knot.  I also taped a quarter to the nose for a better glide. I use my Aerobe only out doors. 

Any chance of doing a little video so we can see what your mods have done for (or to) it?


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« Reply #44 on: September 21, 2009, 01:51 PM »

I tied two more overhand knots, 1 about a half inch above the current knot and one a half inch below the current knot.  I also taped a quarter to the nose for a better glide. I use my Aerobe only out doors. 

Any chance of doing a little video so we can see what your mods have done for (or to) it?


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Or at least explain what effect they've had, what changes do lengthening and shortening the bridle have?

Was that a silver, copper or zinc quarter, there's a weight difference.

Out of curiosity I did lay a quarter (copper core, 5.7 grams) on my nose indoors and tested the glide with no line, in a short glide it was about the right weight if you wanted an unattended glide, how about with 5 grams (a nickle, that's been a constant so far)? How does the weight effect static flight?

Anybody tried a reverse turbo bridle yet? <insert tongue in cheek smiley here>  Wink

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