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« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2009, 05:17 AM »

The UN is def on the list....over on kitebuilder there a thread all about building them and some of the guys making them have gone FAR OUT!!!!
there is one that had printed bullet holes like it is a fighter jet.....

have to wait for my Ginga & Plutz & Shift all to come in to play with then make one..........
seems like it is time for an order of polycarb........


Kites kayaks & corgis again!!!
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« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2009, 09:07 AM »

The kite needs your skilled hand to tune it.

I like mine best with the Z-line shortened with an extra turn around the spreader and the Y-line not too tight, pulling out the x-line only about 2-4 cm from straight. A bit different from what Mr. Horvath says. Also I moved the tow point about 2 cm forward, that makes the kite turn easier.

EXACTLY !!!!!!
BTW, nice UN there Erik !!

My tuning was trial and error.  There seems to be a fine line between too much Y-line tenson and not enough.  A correctly tensioned Y-line allows the kite to go into a nice flat glide.  Cool

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