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« Reply #45 on: June 14, 2012, 04:37 PM »

The bridle is fine no tangles. It's assembled properly I did lose a bungee but replaced it. I had it set at around 6" brought it up to 12" it didn't want to fly there so I brought it down to about 3" or so and it flew real nice. I launched it a few times by giving it a tug, the sail loads up nicely. But mostly launching it by hold the kite up and giving it a toss into the air. I kinda think it's just a lack of wind and not much for the next few days.
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« Reply #46 on: June 15, 2012, 07:04 AM »

Todays update so far, the kite came crashing down to earth I noticed one of the bridle rings at the kite came off and wraaped around the rest of the bridle, I straightened out the ring as good as I could and reatached it, put it back in the air and lost another bungee, there goes another card winder bungee. I'll reagjust the tension on the kite and take it from there, my other kites are locked in the sky just fine.
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« Reply #47 on: June 15, 2012, 10:36 AM »

Well the kite just fell out of the sky since my last message here, but, it was the 3rd one left up there out of 7 kites. Is it flew ok today.
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« Reply #48 on: June 15, 2012, 10:58 AM »

Sorry man. Plenty of wind here. Take it as a learning experience. You'll be very familiar with it when you do get good wind. Snap a picture when you get it aloft.
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« Reply #49 on: June 15, 2012, 05:51 PM »

I just brought my kites in after laying out in the yard all day, I pretty much mowed all day while and after my kites started dropping like flys, I never thought of it being so wet today, but my kites were covered with slugs/small snails without shells, well anyways the kites look like that have road maps or trails all over them, any suggestions? Showering with 7 kites ain't gonna cut it with me!

ps.. I love taking pictures, no where near Chilese type pictures, but even if I did I can't put them in here because my smallest vga pictures are bigger than is excepted here.
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« Reply #50 on: June 15, 2012, 06:17 PM »

 well  if  ya  shot  me  a   mail   with  them  in it  I  will host  them  for  you  and  post  them  up
or   you   could  host  them  on  web shot  for  free  and  post  them  your  self  you  chose
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« Reply #51 on: June 16, 2012, 08:45 AM »

I just took some pictures but they look like 7 little dots in the air. The genki came out of the sky 3 times today, but it comes flying down like a dive bomber. The 4 other ones have been up for 4 hours now.
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« Reply #52 on: June 16, 2012, 09:22 AM »

I just took some pictures but they look like 7 little dots in the air. The genki came out of the sky 3 times today, but it comes flying down like a dive bomber. The 4 other ones have been up for 4 hours now.

While I'm sorry to hear that.  Embarrassed  That is not much of a discription of what happened.   Huh

Genki's like to fly at a very high angle, almost straight overhead. If thy overfly (go past overhead) they can divebomb. This is solved by adding tails to increase the drag.

So, your Genki should be stable in flight and fly overhaed, Becoming a "neck streacher", Does your kite fly this way?

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« Reply #53 on: June 16, 2012, 10:01 AM »

I just took some pictures but they look like 7 little dots in the air. The genki came out of the sky 3 times today, but it comes flying down like a dive bomber. The 4 other ones have been up for 4 hours now.

While I'm sorry to hear that.  Embarrassed  That is not much of a discription of what happened.   Huh

Genki's like to fly at a very high angle, almost straight overhead. If thy overfly (go past overhead) they can divebomb. This is solved by adding tails to increase the drag.

So, your Genki should be stable in flight and fly overhaed, Becoming a "neck streacher", Does your kite fly this way?


Yes it flys sometimes beyond overhead, I have a pair of small tails for a different kite maybe they will work. Thanks
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« Reply #54 on: June 16, 2012, 10:12 AM »

Where did you get this Genki, brand?  You're having more troubles than I can imagine.  When I got my Premier Genki, I pulled it from the package, put it together and put it up, it stayed there glued.  Somethin's funky! Huh
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« Reply #55 on: June 16, 2012, 11:01 AM »

Where did you get this Genki, brand?  You're having more troubles than I can imagine.  When I got my Premier Genki, I pulled it from the package, put it together and put it up, it stayed there glued.  Somethin's funky! Huh
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« Reply #56 on: June 17, 2012, 10:01 AM »

You could experiment with setting the bridle a little "Heavier", that would be moving the tow point toward the rear of the kite just a bit. That might present a little more wing to the wind to hold it back a bit and keep the nose up. But Genki's should ride on the wind like a Delta, not against it, so not too much heavier. That's one of their attractions but that also makes them also require a bit of attention especially if you have updrafts in your area. If you're flying from the top of a hill I bet you are dealing with some updrafts.

I so need a Genki, I've always loved those kites and have never bought or built one in all these years. Hope you get it sorted soon.

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« Reply #57 on: June 17, 2012, 10:35 AM »

on my resa genki i have it at 12 inch bow but i use 100 ft transition tails and flys much better flew at 2mph to 14mph winds usually goes up and stays nailed to sky tails help alot with overflying
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« Reply #58 on: June 18, 2012, 06:13 AM »

I know I can't mess with the bridle, too many small knots for my hands. Maybe it's the updrafts, as I mow the lawn I can feel different wind speeds and directions in different spots. I have woods on 2 sides of me.

I sure can't picture flying this kite at 2mph, it's about 6mph now and gusty and would be iffy flying slk's today no less with a 100' tail.

The only kite line I have is 200# from 112' to 206' lengths but I mostly use the 206' on the genki. Could this be part of the problem?
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« Reply #59 on: June 18, 2012, 07:50 AM »

I know I can't mess with the bridle, too many small knots for my hands. Maybe it's the updrafts, as I mow the lawn I can feel different wind speeds and directions in different spots. I have woods on 2 sides of me.

I sure can't picture flying this kite at 2mph, it's about 6mph now and gusty and would be iffy flying slk's today no less with a 100' tail.

The only kite line I have is 200# from 112' to 206' lengths but I mostly use the 206' on the genki. Could this be part of the problem?

Yes.

I fly my Genki in 2 mph or 50 # line.
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