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« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2010, 09:30 AM »



other than the aforementioned the new fitting on the wingtip works great. very cool innovation by mr. reed.

I agree, very cool idea. It's a tough design challenge to come up with a wingtip tensioner that doesn't frustrate people.  He needs to design that stuff for a typical kite flyer, not us super geek kite freaks. I'm sure he'd appreciate that someone noticed the dumb little plastic part with tons of thought and work behind it.
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« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2010, 11:23 AM »

How much tension should be in the leading edge?  My caps were both different.  I adjusted them to a slight bow in the LE. 
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« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2010, 01:03 PM »

Mine had a slight bow of maybe 1 1/2-2 inches if you held the nose down on the ground. I will have to check it again as one side came loose while flying, at least the cap didn't come off!
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Exactly! Party on, Garth!
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« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2010, 12:00 PM »

How much tension should be in the leading edge?  My caps were both different.  I adjusted them to a slight bow in the LE. 

You should get more lift with less leading edge tension.  Adjust it to the way you like best.
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