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« Reply #30 on: November 03, 2009, 10:50 PM »

If the kite is flown at an angle to the wind, does it makes a difference? I reckon the wind pressure differences on both wings will make holding the fade much harder.
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« Reply #31 on: November 03, 2009, 11:02 PM »

in my own experience a kite in a fade towards the side of the window will always drift toward the center.
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« Reply #32 on: November 03, 2009, 11:19 PM »

in my own experience a kite in a fade towards the side of the window will always drift toward the center.

If you hold your hands at an offset, I think that you can prevent the kite from drifting to the center (outside hand more forward than inside hand).  Not that I recall intentionally doing this, but I think it would work.
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« Reply #33 on: November 04, 2009, 12:41 AM »

Actually I believe it would be just the opposite Tom...........The outside hand would be just a tad back to point the nose more into the wind.......... Undecided

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« Reply #34 on: November 04, 2009, 12:45 AM »

In the centre, you want to keep the spin pointing straight into the wond, otherwise the two wongs have uneven lift and the kite rolls. Of course, to correct this, you tension one line to make the spin point across the wind, giving more lift to the wing that is low, and it rolls back to flat... If you are off-centre in the window, you still need to keep the spin pointing straight into the wind but this means that the spine is not pointing staight at you (the pilot). So in the right side of the window the spine points to your right...

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« Reply #35 on: November 04, 2009, 03:25 AM »

sounds like it's time for me to practice. anyone have any wind? Cry
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