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Author Topic: Transformer Tip - AoA  (Read 1544 times)
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« on: July 13, 2011, 12:07 PM »

Folks,

I've been flying this kite alot lately. The kite has amazing precision - it just locks on a line and holds it and I can carve out figures that I've not been able to do on other kites, even on short lines.

The kite has 3 knots for adjusting the AoA. Last time out (it was nice sweet wind, probably 8-10 or so), I put the nose all the way back.  Those crisp corners and lines got even crispier - toe curling crispy!  Smiley  I've also tried the nose-forward position for crazy wind (to reduce pull) - either way, the kite is precise and still tricks great.

So, if you've got a TL, give those other 2 knots a try - you might like the results.  For now, I am keeping mine nose-back and coming more nose-forward for very low or very high wind. 


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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2011, 03:17 PM »

Thanks for the information. I'll give mine a try.
It is a fantastic trick kite.

Bob M.
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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2011, 04:21 PM »

Tom,  I looked at the bridle the other day on my SUL and it was set back all the way. I had forgotten I even changed it and must have been flying it that way for a while. Normally on the Transformers, I just fly em' how they came set by Lam.
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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2011, 05:19 PM »

The same goes for the Fearless... a very skilled pilot from Quebec flew mine last year at Wildwood, and adjusted it that way for his try on my FVL. I've flown it that way ever since when the wind in in the middle of the kite's wind range. The things he was able to do on the kite blew my mind. First 5 minutes on the kite he flew every trick I could identify, with style. Claimed he never flew a FL before...  Cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2011, 04:17 AM »

I also flew the Sea Devils all the way back. 

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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2011, 08:42 AM »

Email sent, FO.

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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2011, 08:56 PM »


Take it back to e-mail guys or I shall be making with the delete key, m'kay ?

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« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2011, 12:22 AM »

I sent you an email after posting last.   Roll Eyes

In that email, I offered a solution to our problem.

I sent to your hotmail account I got off this website's profile.

I sent from my Norwegian work account.

I never said anything bad about you on this forum. 

There is more to this story than me not paying for a kite.  I think you know that. 

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« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2011, 12:59 AM »


And that's all we need to hear about that. Back to knots and their uses.

Mike.
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« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2011, 01:20 AM »

Sorry, I don't use that hot mail anymore. Here is my e-mail. lahoac@gmail.com please send again.

Thanks.
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« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2011, 02:48 PM »

As this is the new email and posted by FO, I have updated his profile to reflect the new email.

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« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2011, 07:04 PM »

Thanks John. Good day.
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