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« on: July 06, 2012, 10:59 PM »

HEre's a question for you long time dual line builders.   What difference does the center T length make?  I've had bad luck with the Rsky T's on my solus breaking along the mold line on the spine.  I had a couple spares but my last one broke yesterday so to keep flying I put it back on and cinched it down with zip ties to hold it.  THe kite was virtually unflyable and the only difference was about 2mm longer between the spine and spreaders at the center T.  IT was like setting the kite to far nose forward and having no drive but really light and floaty.

I noticed going through my kites the length between the spreaders and the spine along the T varies quite a bit. from 1-2 mm up to 3/4 inch. When you look back to even older kites like the TOTL's the spreaders and spine are even.  I'm assuming it has the same effect as AoA but can twist the wings and keel out of balance for drive pressure.
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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2012, 09:16 AM »

Trick Tails had a flippable Center T that would put the spreaders above or below the spine. I gotta run but if you check over the Forum Extra's under Tricktail you'll find the manuals and tuning instructions which might give some help on the effects of moving the spine/spreader relationship.

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