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dszo
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« on: April 13, 2019, 09:58 AM »

Hi,

I've just finished building a magnet 112%.

I followed the instructions on Karel Oh's fantastic website here: http://www.kareloh.com/kite-plans/magnet-kite/magnet-112-plan/

my tail weight is 25g (see picture). frame LE - 5PT / Spine - P200 / LS - nitro STD. the bridle is spot-on (in line with the plan).

I went today to fly it. wind was about 16-19 kmh (10-12 mph).

The Problem:


Somehow it was near to impossible to flare after a nose dive, the 2nd flic flack (my warmup) was out of reach (the nose will not go above the ground facing position) and getting into fade after a fractured axel needed unreasonable amount of slack (the ones that I did mange to do).

fade is cool, backspins are cool, slot is nice, turtle, lazies and lifters are excllent (couldnt do more because of the flare / pancake problem...)

any ideas on how to save the situation?

Thanks in advance,

Daniel
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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2019, 11:34 AM »

less wind  Cheesy Cheesy

and maybe more experience with this particular kite



but the axel to fade is a bit critical indeed
in general the meganet needs quite small inputs for such a large kite


what does the kite look like, show us a picture  Wink

good luck!

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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2019, 05:04 PM »

Hi Daniel,

I have two Magnet 112%s, neither of which are totally according to the plan.  The one that Krijn made me has a P200/P300 leading edge is very well behaved.  I had some issues with a dead spot in the flare and swapped out the Ronald weight system for 6mm brass rod of the same weight.  This minimised the dead spot in the flare and made the timing of several tricks much easier.

My other version is framed as yours, but the nose isn't as per the plans, it has two carbon stand offs rather than the glass fibre / carbon mix on the plans and has a non-Icarex sail.  This needed more weight on the tail.  I think I am using around 36g, before it behaved similarly to Krijn's.

As Krijn has said, it needs relatively small inputs for such a large kite.

Stick with it.  The Magnet 112% might be a bit tweaky, but get it right and it's a great kite.  Certainly the favourite kite in my bag.

Jon

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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2019, 12:56 AM »

Hi Jon,

Thanks for the good advice and encouragement. I will implement your recommendations and see how it goes.

Daniel
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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2019, 01:46 AM »

more pictures here: https://m.facebook.com/daniel.szobel.3/posts/pcb.2805058666386031/?photo_id=2805056636386234&mds=%2Fphotos%2Fviewer%2F%3Fphotoset_token%3Dpcb.2805058666386031%26photo%3D2805056636386234%26profileid%3D100006457740305%26source%3D48%26refid%3D7%26__tn__%3DEH-R%26cached_data%3Dfalse%26ftid%3D&mdp=1&mdf=1

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« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2019, 10:03 AM »

Success....  Wink

I followed Jon's good advice and changed the LE to P200 & P300 and the tail weight to a 6mm brass rod.

As suggested by Jon this minimised the dead spot in the flare (it is still flic flack hostile but that's it) and made the timing of several tricks much easier.

so many thanks Jon for saving my day  Smiley

Daniel

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