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Author Topic: Premier Wolf nocks and such  (Read 1205 times)
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« on: November 16, 2009, 03:24 PM »

I knew my impatience was gonna get me one of these days. I decided to try out my new (to me) Wolf in less than ideal conditions. Both wind and field; field was rocky in places, wind was gusty (1-10) and changing direction. Why I flew, or rather, tried to, I don't know... Roll Eyes
Long story short, there was some unplanned ground work and I tore off a nock. It looks like there is a ferrule inside the LLE that the nock was mounted on. It no longer sticks out of the LLE however. I did have the nock briefly and when it escaped, it took the sail tensioning cord with it.

So, two questions:
1) I have nocks I believe will fit directly on the LLE tube. Is this a viable repair since the tip ferrule is still in there? Or, should I try to drill it out and replace ferrule and use correct nock? Or, replace whole LLE? I would like to hear some thoughts on this...

2) Since the nock vacated the scene with the tensioning cord as a hostage, what should I replace it with? I have some bridle cord but it's 170lb and looks to be about 3 or 4 times the thickness of what is on the kite. What do you guys use for this kind of stuff?

I am more concerned with the performance than the appearance of the kite afterwards, not that my ham hands will notice much Tongue, but I am trying to maintain the balance of the kite as much as possible...
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« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2009, 04:57 PM »

OK, an update...
I pulled the Wolf out to take another look. Pulled the LLE and made a discovery, What I thought was a glued ferrule is not glued. the nock is(was) glued to this carbon ferrule piece and just slides into place in the P200 tube. So, my nock issue is solved as I do have nocks on hand to fit the ferrule, but I still need to tension the sail. What about a braided dacron? If so, what is a good weight to use?
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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2009, 05:00 PM »

Yes ... braided dacron is the line to use.  100 - 130 pounds works best.  If you need some let me know and I'll pull a couple feet off the shop roll and stick it in an envelope.
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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2009, 05:24 PM »

I suppose you could just throw it in with the stuff sacks I ordered? Unless they've shipped already...

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« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2009, 05:36 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2009, 05:47 PM »

Got it.  A healthy length of braided black dac will be in the package.
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« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2009, 05:51 PM »

Gonna have to put that in my sig! lol
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