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Author Topic: my shift 1.0 has arrived  (Read 2513 times)
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« on: December 01, 2009, 07:26 AM »

It is pretty cool.....very floatly.....not certain about a glide out of it.....
very simple design.....i need to get outside and try it out now.....
the 1.5 has wider wingtips and flys in more substantial winds.....the 1.0 is indoor/no wind outside.....


Another good kite to add to the bag!!!!
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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2009, 02:04 PM »

is that a square sail? Interesting for sure
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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2009, 03:34 PM »

It is relatively square..... the spine curves up and back (the white dihedral is the center and lowest point)....
then all four corners are tensionable via lines attached the skin corners and jocks at the wingtips...
I am quite certain that it will flat spin very well.....glide on the other hand probably not so much....
hoping for a flight test tomorrow outdoors.....

the 1.5 has a longer spine and supposedly is quite stable.....

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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2009, 10:19 PM »

given the few photos on their website, it's not at all the shape i was expecting. interesting indeed. i look forward to hearing the flight report.
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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2009, 07:53 AM »

deffenantly intersted to hear it as well.
Is that a weight in the middle? Or is the the connector?
Interesting kite forsure.
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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2009, 08:14 AM »

the white piece is a plastic dihedral foo the spreaders....no weight....
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« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2009, 11:40 AM »

okay...very first impressions......

this little guy needs no wind!!!! (read as if there is a slight breeze it starts to act up and flip upside down then end up on the ground...it can get a hunting kite motion like NO other kite!)

so.....i will be trying a first flight again later on.....the 2mph wind at the beach was a bit much for it....

but i will admit that i am now tempted to see a 1.5 which is supposedly quite stable in light winds.......

hmm
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« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2009, 12:11 PM »

it can get a hunting kite motion like NO other kite!)

Elanus caeruleus ?  Shocked

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« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2009, 01:07 PM »

i would like to see  the flight report on this myself
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« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2009, 10:04 PM »

Not at all what I thought it would look like from the pics on the R-Sky site... Huh

and If I'm reading correctly. 2 mph winds are TOO MUCH.......... Huh Huh Huh

Weird....
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« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2009, 01:59 PM »

Thief,
Do you have spec's on the 1.0 and 1.5?  Not much info on R-sky site.
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« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2009, 10:00 AM »

dave: the specs are no where on line...but there are listed here:
http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?topic=1709.0
they were only to be found on the pdf of instructions that WERE SUPPOSED to come with the kite....but all three shifts that were in my hands had ZERO paperwork in them......urgh...
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« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2009, 09:51 PM »

I received mine yesterday. Thanks Rob. Mine is white just like the picture on the R-Sky site. When setup and viewed from the same angles they used for photos it does look exactly like their photos. Rob I was suprized how different the kite looked in your photo as opposed to their site.

I can't see it being much of a glider but when the wind dies down I will find out. I didn't get a manual with it but then again it took a whole 30 seconds to set up.
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