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Author Topic: 5500 Holes Might Not Be Enough  (Read 3090 times)
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« on: April 18, 2009, 07:53 AM »

Seven of us flew the Holey™ Rev last night.

Winds: 5 mph
Altitude: 2200 ft
Temp: 70°F
Barometer: Don't know
Lines: 50'/150#
Spars: centre is a 4 wrap Rev spar and the rest is Sky Shark P-200

The Rev flew very slowly and gracefully. Everyone commented on how smooth the kite was. Frankly, I was surprised it was even flying at all in the 5 mph wind. I was hoping for higher wind to test the upper end a bit. Maybe I should add venting to the yellow material too. I really don't want to enlarge the holes, although they just may be too small. We'll know more when I get some airtime in higher winds.

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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2009, 10:53 AM »

You did an awesome job on it! It looks like it came with the holes!

Congrats! and thanks again for helping me gain the parafoil! Which, BTW, just arrived! Little purple beauty... I've got the kite, the sun, decent temperature (finally!)... now all I need is alittle wind!!!!!!! Biting at the bit!
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2009, 06:57 AM »

Nice John. We'll make a rev flier out of you yet.......
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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2009, 08:19 PM »

I can fly them (not too well upside down), just don't enjoy them as much as dualies.

Except when the winds are up over 15 mph, then a vented Rev is more fun than a dualie.

I have 2 Revs. That's enough for me.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2009, 11:02 PM »


I have 2 Revs. That's enough for me.  Smiley

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
I said that 17 revs ago......
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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2009, 11:59 PM »

2 revs?  Maybe enough kite for 1 and a half Cheesy  Anyway, just keep having people send you 1.5 Baressi kites, and poke larger and different holes until you get it right. Any volunteers?
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« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2009, 12:46 AM »

Actually, I have a Rev 1.5 (a gift from Dan Whitney years ago) and a 1988 Rev 1 bought on the Swap Meet here a while back.

The Holey™ Rev will be sent along to whomever Mr. Brown chooses once I get some higher wind airtime.

Lee, I thought you just flew your ELMO.  Shocked
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« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2009, 11:06 AM »

Seven of us flew the Holey™ Rev last night.

Winds: 5 mph
Altitude: 2200 ft
Temp: 70°F
Barometer: Don't know
Lines: 50'/150#
Spars: centre is a 4 wrap Rev spar and the rest is Sky Shark P-200

The Rev flew very slowly and gracefully. Everyone commented on how smooth the kite was. Frankly, I was surprised it was even flying at all in the 5 mph wind. I was hoping for higher wind to test the upper end a bit. Maybe I should add venting to the yellow material too. I really don't want to enlarge the holes, although they just may be too small. We'll know more when I get some airtime in higher winds.




That seems like with some lighter line (90lb) and some race rods it could be a heck of a light wind kite.
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