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« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2010, 11:58 AM »

if you fly a 4+ channel r/c heli, flying a quad should be nooooo problem for you. and if you've done 3d flying with a heli you already have all the necessary skills to really excel at quad line kite flying.
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« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2010, 12:00 PM »

I can almost hover my heli's, does that help? lol Grin
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« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2010, 12:35 PM »

I can do basic "scale" flying with helis.  Circuits, hovering, etc.  I can do 3D maneuvers like inverted hovers, tic tocs, etc on a sim, but never had enough balls to try it in real life yet.  We're supposed to have a big Kite Fest in Lexington, KY in April so hopefully I'll get a chance to see some Revs in action.  My big issue, as I said before, is flying them around here with the gusty Ky wind...but there are a few parks laid out on flat land that usually has a steady breeze on a good day.  Combine that with using a lighter LE in the 1.5 SLE, I think I may be ok, or am I completely off the track?   Embarrassed
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« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2010, 12:52 PM »

I can do basic "scale" flying with helis.  Circuits, hovering, etc.  I can do 3D maneuvers like inverted hovers, tic tocs, etc on a sim, but never had enough balls to try it in real life yet.  We're supposed to have a big Kite Fest in Lexington, KY in April so hopefully I'll get a chance to see some Revs in action.  My big issue, as I said before, is flying them around here with the gusty Ky wind...but there are a few parks laid out on flat land that usually has a steady breeze on a good day.  Combine that with using a lighter LE in the 1.5 SLE, I think I may be ok, or am I completely off the track?   Embarrassed
I am actually about where you are as far as heli's are concerned, in that I fly really well on the sim, but not quite ready to try the 3D 'for real' just yet.
Really, I think the only thing that will translate to the Revs is coordination. As you know, it takes a great deal of it to fly heli's. The Revs I find are much easier to learn to fly, but just as hard to really fly well. The learning curve is nowhere nearly as steep though! And I know the crashes are cheaper! lol
I find the hardest thing is swapping my mindset going from 2 to 4 lines...I still find my hands want to push/pull instead of tilt for the turns, but that is from all that time learning the automatic response on just 2 lines...
I do still fly mainly duals, but I love my Rev. I have the 1.5 as well and find that it does like the smoother air better but I am now to the point that I can keep it flying even in the rough stuff around where I live.
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« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2010, 01:41 PM »

Yeah, I figured the coordination and quick reflexes will help.  I keep thinking about the quote many people use to describe flying a heli, "Trying to balance a marble on the back of a spoon", lol.  I figure it will take a bit of getting used to going from the push pull of the dualies, but hopefully I won't completely destroy a Rev before I get used to it.    Huh
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« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2010, 04:28 PM »

developing an efficient line management system is one of the biggest hurdles for novice quad fliers. line tangles can that take a lot of fun out of quads.
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« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2010, 04:33 PM »

developing an efficient line management system is one of the biggest hurdles for novice quad fliers. line tangles can that take a lot of fun out of quads.
I am assuming you mean while packing/unpacking and not while actually in the air?
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« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2010, 05:04 PM »

line management in the air is more an issue for quad teams
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« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2010, 05:18 PM »

line management in the air is more an issue for quad teams
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I hadn't even thought of that, but it will likely be some time before Boogie takes up team flying on quads... As for myself, I don't see team flying in the foreseeable future unless it's foils with the wife...I can't find anyone close to fly with. Cry
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« Reply #24 on: March 17, 2010, 09:56 AM »

I've been watching a few tutorials on line management, so hopefully it won't be too big of a challenge.  As for line management with teams, I do not see how they do it, talk about a challenge...
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« Reply #25 on: March 17, 2010, 10:05 AM »

If you DO get a quad, start off with having your lines on two winders. It's easy to get the two linesets all tangled if they're on one winder. Been there done that. One tip is to larkshead the top and bottom line together. Line tangles can be a real mess with quads.

Flying tip: Tip the right handle forward (down) to turn right. Tip the left handle (down) to turn left. Pulling and pushing doesn't turn a quad - that helps to side slide it.
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« Reply #26 on: March 17, 2010, 07:23 PM »

... using a lighter LE in the 1.5 SLE, I think I may be ok, or am I completely off the track?   Embarrassed

Many people prefer the standard leading edge over the SLE, myself included after trying one in my Rev 1.

Interesting thing about Rev's, people who have never flown a dual line kite can often pick them up quicker then those of us who already have push/pull ingrained. Hopefully you'll have an opportunity to get a basic lesson and try one out while you're waiting to jump in. First day may be frustrating, second day you'll get some quality airtime, third day things start to click, don't let that first & second day discourage you, it's just a different way of doing things.



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« Reply #27 on: March 18, 2010, 01:52 AM »

I know it's late and my eyes aren't working properly when I can swear the title read, "Boob with a Quantum." Huh Shocked Cheesy

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« Reply #28 on: March 19, 2010, 06:40 PM »

Ron,

Don't feel bad.  I keep getting tricked by the subject and visiting this forum forgetting that I was sorely mistaken last time.

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« Reply #29 on: April 19, 2010, 03:20 PM »

Lol, Boob with a Quantum....some who watch me fly may agree with that.   Cheesy

It's a bit frustrating at times because it's made for higher winds than what KY typically has to offer, but I can usually get in a few flights when the weather changes.  I will say that whatever kite I go with next, WILL be a UL.  I'm getting ready to order an Aerobe (Wala) just to have something to fly in low/no wind...but eventually I'd like to order a UL dualie or quad.


Sorry I replied a month late, been busy.   Embarrassed



Edit:  After looking through some other threads, it looks like I'll have to order a Prism 4D, they look REALLY promising for a low/no wind dualie!
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