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« on: June 21, 2012, 07:34 PM »

Ok, so first time flying my rev vtd on the beach.

I thought I would leave it together for the rest of the week, but now I guess the sand is stuck in the fittings.

I can't get the vertical bars out of the lower connector due to sand...

HELP!

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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2012, 08:20 PM »

Typical behavior of Revs at the beach lol

Hold the spar in your hand with the "Locked" fitting up and give him some tap with a stiff material. a piece of wood will work.
It will dislodge the sand particles and loosen the spar for it to come out.
Next time add some O-rings on the verts at the fittings level to prevent the sand entering it again.
It will get there anyway buy way less and you will still be able to get it out easily.

Some will put tape on it but the tape residue will just collect as much sand as the fittings and they are carried in the bag too.
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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2012, 08:22 PM »

Edited: whoops, b-13 beat me to it  what he said Wink (I'd just delete my redundant post, but it seems I can only modify--at least through tapatalk.)

Forget muscling it. Tap-tap-tap it with something, like the >blunt< side of a knife.  That should dislodge enough sand to enable you to get the rods out. If that doesnt work, tap some more.  They really will eventually come out.  It's the very fine sand that does it.
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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2012, 08:26 PM »

Running water and steady twist.  Sad
Salt water can dry and leave salt crystals.
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« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2012, 04:59 PM »

Aye, as other folks have said - I suggest heavily tapping the stuck cap (intelligently) with another spar or object...

Get a good "opening the peanut butter jar" grip on the end cap, and twist (wiggle) back and forth...

If still stuck, repeat until it comes loose.

Using this technique, I've not run into an end cap I couldn't remove in several years. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2012, 05:50 PM »

"I've not run into an end cap I couldn't remove in several years."

JB, please watch your modifiers.

It read as if some of the end caps were removed after

several years of twisting.  Roll Eyes Wink
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« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2012, 05:51 PM »

Yep, they'll believe that. Wink

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« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2012, 05:54 PM »

Yep, they'll believe that. Wink

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Hahahaha. Oh snap!
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« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2012, 07:21 PM »

JB,

Since you are a hero here to many, you must be held

to a higher standard.

It's your own fault for being so perfect.  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2012, 07:45 PM »

*chortle*

/ me shakes his head.

Love ya John - back to your regularly scheduled topic. Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2012, 01:36 PM »

Even though the kite never hit the sea water, there must have been some moisture that dried and made it worse.

Tap, nothing came out...
Soaked... Nothing
Tapped again... Nonthing...
After years of twisting I gave up.

What I did was use some thick piano wire and put it through the opening where the lashing goes through. After standing on the wire, and twisting it, it finally came out. The other required some serious brut force.

So Lesson learned... Bring tape and seal it before flying in sand...
Wish that was in the manual somewhere... :-)
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« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2012, 02:00 PM »

I don't think tape is such a good idea. It leaves a sticky mess on the rods. Maybe just take the time and pop the rods apart once in awhile while flying at a beach. tap tap tap.
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« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2012, 04:02 PM »

Some excellent related discussion on the Rev forum...

http://www.revkites.com/forum/topic/598-keeping-sand-out-of-endcaps/
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« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2012, 07:04 PM »

Rub some bacon on it?  Wink

I thought I was the only one with this problem. Thanks for all the ideas, but especially for the reassurance that I'm not (necessarily) doing something wrong.
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