Today at the park, the STX 2.3 was out for a while.
Winds were very bumpy and sometimes hit maybe 12 mph.
I was taking a chance and flying my trusty old, old 100'x90# lines.
On one pass, low and at full power, the kite sort of instantly flapped
its 2 sides like a bird once and then spun to the ground.
Upon examination I found 3 failures:
1 Lower leading edge APA connector failed around leading edge.
2 Center-T outer ferrule was gone and the female lower spreader
was sticking through the remaining center-T piece.
3 One of my lines had broken near the strap at the sleeving end.
The engineer in me wants to know the order of the failures, but I
don't know. It happened so quickly.
I'm guessing the line broke first. But I'm open to any expert opinions....