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« on: November 05, 2018, 04:35 AM »

Hi,
I bought me an Instigator (from GB).



And I am pretty sure the bridle isn't original anymore. I can tinker around or try to find somebody who has the measurements.
Or any other information about the kite at all ...

Perhaps somebody even can get me in contact with Dave Smith ?


Best regards,
Jens

P.S.: And yes, the lower spreader isn't AVIA GForce SUL anymore, but I will rectify that as soon as possible.
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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2018, 07:20 AM »

Wow, very cool find. One that's on my "have to try" list.
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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2018, 01:14 PM »

What makes you think the bridle isn't original specs? 
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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2018, 06:32 PM »

Upper leg is to long, it doesn't like to fly forward and the kite spins to much.

I would shorten the upper leg and if the kite runs, but still spins, would lengthen the inner leg.

But I really would like to have the original measurements?


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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2018, 10:05 PM »

That's usually a sign that it has been adjusted out of flying range.  Best way to tackle this, without measurements to go by, is to hang the kite from the tow points, lay a piece of stiff card board across the kite sitting on the leading edges(underneath the tow points for best balance) as the spine will be a slightly different angle.  Using an angle measuring gauge, set the angle so that the nose is higher than the tail and the angle measures about 3 degrees from level (0 degrees).  You can test how the bridle adjustments work this way too.  .25 inch adjustment should give a 1-1.5 degree change in angle.  IF the bridle is short you will get more than 1.5 degrees and if it's long you will get less than 1 degree.  From the picture it looks like a 3 point bridle so this rule should be a good guide.  For turbo bridles it's different because the angle of the tow point pig tail and up or out haul determine the limits of travel as the angle self adjusts from pressure on the kite.

Once you have the angle set you will find the out haul will be 1-1.5 inches longer than the up haul.  This rule doesn't work, however, if the in haul and up haul are one length of line, only if the tow point adjusts along the up and out haul legs.
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« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2018, 04:42 PM »

Thanks Ike ...

I do it just with a folding rule   (after 20 years serious stunt kite flying, having my own kite shop for 3 years and developing some kites f.x. LevelOne Eternity)   Wink

But dammit, is there nobody except Frazer who flys an Instigator?



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« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2018, 11:39 PM »

Thanks Ike ...

I do it just with a folding rule   (after 20 years serious stunt kite flying, having my own kite shop for 3 years and developing some kites f.x. LevelOne Eternity)   Wink

But dammit, is there nobody except Frazer who flys an Instigator?



Regards, Jens
Me if you ship me that one Tongue    You might try asking over on Fractured axel forum too.
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