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« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2009, 08:00 AM »

Hey Guys, I need some help with my 61/49.  Something is not right with it. Cry  It is constantly wanting to turn to the right.  I cannot make it turn left and it is almost impossible to have it track straight.  Any clues?

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« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2009, 08:10 AM »

I had a Republican Skate and Paul fixed it for me.  I'm not sure what he did, though.
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« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2009, 03:06 PM »

Hey Guys, I need some help with my 61/49.  Something is not right with it. Cry  It is constantly wanting to turn to the right.  I cannot make it turn left and it is almost impossible to have it track straight.  Any clues?


got pix? bridle placements? did you get a hold of Ken yet?
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« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2009, 06:01 PM »

Was surprised   Huh  at the rustling sound in the microphone of the camera, I'd guess around 2-5mph gusts only.

>Here smaller movie [3.8MB] without wind noise.

'Tis my first attempt at moving pictures...  Embarrassed


Thanks for the reply on the wind speed. I have been waiting for the opportunity to fly a 61/49 but there isn't anybody around me that has one. Yes I know --- I should be the first. I have seen a few videos of it flying but never could tell if there was any wind involved until I heard your video. Thanks for both versions. You fly it well.
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« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2009, 08:43 AM »

The fitting from the spine that tensions the keel can be rotated slightly to correct the problem. Mine had a liberal bias.
Hope this helps, Geo.
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« Reply #20 on: October 14, 2009, 09:52 AM »

I have not hit Ken up about it yet, but I likely will.  It used to fly nicely, but it has been awhile since I have had time to fly it.  I am sure it is something I have gotten out of proper adjustment.  I was just wondering if I was the only one out here who has screwed things up.
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« Reply #21 on: October 14, 2009, 10:32 AM »

...I am sure it is something I have gotten out of proper adjustment.


Hi Burke.   A few obvious things come to mind to check out -

1 - Is the Prussik knot that connects the rear sails to the keel still symmetrical?
2 - Are any of the connections twisted at the tips?
3 - Is that keel fitting twisted at the tail?
4 - Any obvious damage or stretching?
5 - Are you putting it together differently (spreaders)?  Try swapping them side-to-side, sometimes the tapered tubes will flex differently.
6 - Let me know if I can be of any help!


I have been waiting for the opportunity to fly a 61/49 but there isn't anybody around me that has one.


Gary, we have enough history that I'd be happy to send you mine to try out if you'd like.




Nice video Jürgen, thanks for posting it!


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« Reply #22 on: October 14, 2009, 01:30 PM »

Ken, once again your generous nature precedes you.
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« Reply #23 on: October 15, 2009, 04:30 AM »

Thanks for the tips Ken (and everyone else).  As soon as this weather breaks, I'll try them out.  I am sure I have adjusted something out of tolerance.  I need to put some more air time on this thing anyway (and my other kites for that matter).
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« Reply #24 on: October 21, 2009, 04:33 AM »

I had trouble after getting it in October, setting it up and then putting it away until spring and forgetting how it should look when it's properly set up. The main thing is not to have twists where there shouldn't be any.

Ken's very willing to help get it set up right. He's a great guy!
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