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Author Topic: Gomberg's Wilson Wing  (Read 1471 times)
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« on: March 25, 2010, 12:32 AM »

Hi Folks,

Need some advice, I have a Wilson Wing and I can't seem to get it to fly for long as it tend to dip to one side and then crash.

Anyone here with experience in tuning this kite?

Cheers.
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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2010, 05:24 AM »

i would drop Gomberg a note....he would be in the best position to help you out.
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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2010, 07:48 AM »

Hi Patrick!

My last note from you said the Wing was flying great. Sorry you are having problems.

The WW has a number of adjustment points that can be tuned for different winds. Check the instruction sheet. But an easier solution is to add a ribbon tail. Quick fix! Go have fun!!

And thanks for asking.

David
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2010, 06:01 PM »

Hi David,

OK, will try the tail.  It could also be due to our current choppy wind condition. It takes of nice and smooth, after hitting about 40 meters it starts to bank to one side and down it goes  Embarrassed

I have given the spine some tension as suggested by you.  The wings (nearest the body) is just snug. OK, I will try it out again.  What would be the max wind be?

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Patrick
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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2010, 07:04 AM »

It certainly likes lighter smooth winds. But try the tail and let us how how it works.

David
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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2010, 07:03 PM »

OK, if the wind is higher, do I tighten the wing's tension line or loosen them?  What is the significance of the 2 lines that are tensioned along the leading spars using the vinyl tubes (for the fuselage)?
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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2010, 06:22 AM »

In higher winds, you want more dihedral. So make adjusts for increased bow.

The lines attached to the vinyl slider help hold the body open wider in stronger winds.

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« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2010, 08:33 PM »

Hi David,

Many thanks.
I managed to fly it now, it is a stable kite once properly tuned.

Cheers,
Patrick
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