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Author Topic: The Lycos 2.5...For Speed Kite Lovers  (Read 2547 times)
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« on: May 27, 2011, 03:06 AM »

In high winds, the Lycos 2.5 is truly in its element  Wink

Lycos 2.5 in its element


Lines used, 85ft 300lb Prism Modulus line. Wind was between 6 to 9mph.
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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2011, 06:34 AM »

"In the second German Speedkitemeisterschaften 2009 at Münsterappel the Lycos was clocked at 153 km / h. "  Huh 

Sadly the Lycos is another kite that is unavailable in the US...  Sad  Cry

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« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2011, 02:39 AM »

I'm pretty sure if you write the Designer you can get one, maybe even in the ultralight race version he was flying it last year in the speed contest. Or maybe Steve can get some for you guys.
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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2011, 02:55 AM »

Do you think that the Lycos 2.5 is fastest than the 6' Stacker Flexifoil ?
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« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2011, 04:20 AM »

Hard to say without having measured both in the same wind conditions.
But the Lycos 2.0 should be noticeable faster then the Stacker.
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« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2011, 04:13 PM »

Was that the lines hitting the Palm tree? Shocked
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« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2011, 08:36 PM »

Was that the lines hitting the Palm tree? Shocked

Yep, the lines clipped the leaves. We only had a small area and wind window to fly this speedy kite and it was a challenge keeping it in control and avoid slamming it into the trees  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2011, 07:05 AM »

During last years speed contest we had measured wind ranging between 5 and 35km/h the fastest Lycos reached 156km/h.

The old Flexifoil had IIRC 120mph in winds up to 40mph,  195km/h, 65km/h.

However its an very old record and no one knows anymore how it was measured beside with a radar gun.
Could be in a curve, could have been in a straight line, no one knows and it has a significant impact on the measured speed.
You can measure over 300km/h on a trick kite doing the right stuff Smiley

Oh and btw, the next speed contest is scheduled for 29-31. October 2011 in Germany.
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« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2011, 10:20 AM »

I wonder how the Windance 1 would compare to this. Mine is hard to follow on 75ft lines and wind above 30mph (like today)
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« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2011, 12:24 PM »



Oh and btw, the next speed contest is scheduled for 29-31. October 2011 in Germany.

Would love to be there, I wonder how my Atrax High AR and Antigrav (both German speedkites) would fare  Wink
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« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2011, 01:04 PM »

6' Flexifoil Stacker : 120 mph (178 kph) by wind 6 Beaufort.
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« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2011, 01:53 PM »

I wonder how the Windance 1 would compare to this. Mine is hard to follow on 75ft lines and wind above 30mph (like today)


what lines? may have to try that myself
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Oh and btw, the next speed contest is scheduled for 29-31. October 2011 in Germany.

Would love to be there, I wonder how my Atrax High AR and Antigrav (both German speedkites) would fare  Wink

There was one Atrax AR flown, got 107km/h, no Antigrav.
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« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2011, 04:49 PM »

@DD regular lines with 12ft of Bumpy Wind Adapters added on.
BWA= dacron lines to give a bit of stretch when the gusts hit. keeps it smooth Wink
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