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Author Topic: Braved the 23 degree weather to fly my new Excalibur  (Read 1539 times)
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Location: Loch Stahkenberyl, NSW

« on: January 09, 2011, 08:43 PM »

Fortunately that's 23 Celsius (73+ F), OTOH the humidity was quite high so I was sweating like a pig Tongue

Wind was really up and down, but there were a few nice stretches where I could just fly. Then this little yapping dog kept nipping at my ankles  Angry and the wind just died and it was threatening rain so I packed it up.  Sad  Even so it was nice to be flying my kite after a 12+ year hiatus.

Just enough flying to get some initial impressions:

It's definately not too fast or twitchy, it felt much more stable and relaxed than I remember the Little Sister to be. It took much more input to stall it than I expected, there's no problem with oversteer, and it's sufficiently precise.  Pull is fairly light but enough for good feedback. Floats and wing tip stands are piece of cake.

Can't wait to give it a good workout.  I've put a couple dozen trick tutorial vids on my PMP and want to try my hand at 'proper' tricks.  This is all new to me although some like the 'Coin Toss' look really familiar. 

The looks of the kite aren't inspiring but not offensive either.  Workmanship looks ok to me if not impressive. I hadn't noticed the blue string running from the bottom of the spine to the standoffs in any pictures. I guess it's there to help avoid line wraps on the spine.

Thanks for reading!

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