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ghfisanotti
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« on: August 31, 2010, 09:38 PM »

I was comparing my new 4D (just received it, the one I won for participating in Virtual Freestyle 15) to my old and faithful 3D, they seem very much alike, almost the same size and very similar geometry and construction, but they definitely don't fly the same, the 4D can do some tricks that were not available to me with the 3D (the backspin, the lateral roll, axel-to-fade), but for now, I wasn't able to do some basic tricks with it, like the pancake, so, no flic-flac, not flat 540s, etc. I guess I just need to play some more with the bridle adjustments and get used to its particular ways.
While comparing the 3D and 4D I decided to try to fly them both together in a stack, so I improvised a very simple string to attach the 3D to the 4D, and surprisingly, it worked on the first try! If you look carefully at the pictures, you'll notice a simple piece of bridle string going from the upper spreader connector to the lower spreader connector on the back of the 4D, the line of the 3D is attached to the middle point of that string, and that's all. Here you can watch a video of this experiment:

Prism 4-D and 3-D flying stacked - 28-aug-2010


Best regards from Argentina,

Gerardo
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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2010, 05:52 PM »

nice! next time, make the lines that attach the 2 kites the same length of the leading edge of the 4d, thats the general rule that I was taught at least.
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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2010, 06:44 PM »

nice! next time, make the lines that attach the 2 kites the same length of the leading edge of the 4d, thats the general rule that I was taught at least.

Thanks for the tip, will try to remember next time. I just used a couple of pieces of bridle string I happened to have in my bag.

Gerardo.
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« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2010, 02:58 PM »

Well done, they look so graceful together.  I'm going to give this a try myself.
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