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« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2011, 07:33 AM »

cool Park, looks like fun, I got out Friday also, a bit too much wind, but I did put the ol Aerobe/Wala up to get a better feel for things and have a nice practice session, had alot of fun. My Laima and XL came in, just need the time to run over and pick them up. Looking forward to the Hybrid showing up in a couple of weeks, think I'll be fairly covered at that point.
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« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2011, 09:23 AM »

Anybody have any luck going to www.horvath.ch  ?
Can't seem to connect for quite awhile.

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« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2011, 10:13 AM »

I can get there.....can you connect to this Park:

http://www.horvath.ch/en/kite_lab.html
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« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2011, 12:26 PM »

No luck here at work.  Will try at home.... thanks.

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« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2011, 06:10 AM »

I have a Hybrid 240 and have two questions.

There is one silver mark on the bridle, but when I view the Horvath Website it indicates that there should be two marks.  With two marks, if you move the connecting line closer to the front mark, the kite will be more responsive.  With the one silver mark, can anyone let me know how far in front of the silver mark I should move the connecting line.  I have moved it about 2 inches so far.

My second question is when I fly the Hybrid 240 in no wind on a calm evening.  It stalls easily and does not float over a short distance unless I hold tension on the flying line.  I have added a length of AFC 2400 that fits over the center spin by the nose to move the center of gravity forward.  This adjustment to the center of gravity has made it float a little better, but I still need to add a little more nose weight.  Has anyone adjusted the center of gravity so that the Hybrid 240 fly’s without stalling after the slower glide speed has been achieved and did you measure the location of the center of gravity from the noise?

It is my belief that the weight of the flying line, how much of it is in the air and its connection point to the bridle need to be considered when making these fine adjustments, since these factors can alter the center of gravity.  I use a spool that contains 250 feet of 50 lb. spectra line for no wind evenings and attempt to get the Hybrid 240 above tree top height.  With a slight breeze, I use a spool that contains over 600 feet of 75 lb. spectra.  As you would expect after the launch on a calm evening, I have line all over the field at my feet to work with.

Thank you for any response to my questions.

Sincerely

Doug
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