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Author Topic: I would like to lighten my Fearless STD so I can fly at lighter wind...  (Read 914 times)
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« on: March 25, 2010, 11:21 AM »

Currently I'm using the 5PT as LS and the original US. I have a set of 3PT for the STD. I need to change the US so I can save some weight. What is the size or OD of the US(upper spreader) in the Fearless LIGHT ?
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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2010, 03:00 PM »

without a complete reframe, you will only save a few grams of weight with what you are talking about. Unless you are really really really good, you won't notice the difference. You would probably save more weight by using light lines. Wink
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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2010, 05:40 PM »

You can adjust the bridle to the top knot, but you may then also need to adjust the bridle a bit.  Has Lam ever showed you the trick of then ensuring that the bridle is where it should be?  I can make a vid of it at some point - easy to show and do, hard to explain. 

I adjusted my SUL so it pulls more that way, but I am not sure it really affects the low end.

I fly my standard in pretty low winds (for a standard) with no adjustments at all - 3 mph.

Fearless Light US is a smaller size APA than what is on the standard.  I think the FVL uses the larger APA.
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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2010, 02:57 AM »

You can adjust the bridle to the top knot, but you may then also need to adjust the bridle a bit.  Has Lam ever showed you the trick of then ensuring that the bridle is where it should be?  I can make a vid of it at some point - easy to show and do, hard to explain. 

I adjusted my SUL so it pulls more that way, but I am not sure it really affects the low end.

I fly my standard in pretty low winds (for a standard) with no adjustments at all - 3 mph.

Fearless Light US is a smaller size APA than what is on the standard.  I think the FVL uses the larger APA.

The video would be helpful.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2010, 06:00 AM »

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Has Lam ever showed you the trick of then ensuring that the bridle is where it should be?

A video or two will be nice  Tongue Tongue Tongue .
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