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« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2012, 12:12 PM »

Denny, welcome to the club!

awsome pics. I linked them to the german kite forum, i think the guys over her will like them like i do.

Witch Lines  and length are you flying ?


I'm really interested to hear at what wind speed Hugo you no longer consider Hugo your 'New Best Friend'.

The fully Aerostuff frame that provides its responsiveness and low bottom end must make it challenging as the wind rises.  What is the upper end of the trickable wind range?

There's certainly a lot of love for this kite on Drachenforum, so I'm sure you will really enjoy the difference in flight characteristics from the TNT.


I think the upper end is round about 30...35 km/h  ... if you want fun. If you want fight with this kite you can at higer windspeed. The speed is going up and hugo starts pulling. You fly a kite like an train on its rails,  most Tricks are possible but you have to be prepared to move your feet. The nice thing is the the Aeorstuff Frame give you alltime the control over the kite.

In this Video the Windrange started by round about 25...30 km/h down to 3...4 km/h. In the first Minutes you can hear the sound (Kite and Wind), at the end you can see (in background) guys are "fighting" with UL kites.
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« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2012, 01:08 PM »

Time for an avatar change Denny?  Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: August 21, 2012, 01:27 PM »

How about changing your name to Hugo too?  Cool
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« Reply #18 on: August 21, 2012, 03:52 PM »

I think the upper end is round about 30...35 km/h  ... if you want fun. If you want fight with this kite you can at higer windspeed. The speed is going up and hugo starts pulling. You fly a kite like an train on its rails,  most Tricks are possible but you have to be prepared to move your feet. The nice thing is the the Aeorstuff Frame give you alltime the control over the kite.

In this Video the Windrange started by round about 25...30 km/h down to 3...4 km/h. In the first Minutes you can hear the sound (Kite and Wind), at the end you can see (in background) guys are "fighting" with UL kites.

Dirk,

Very pleasantly surprised that it is that high.  I'd guessed 10-12 mph (16-20kph) as a top end.  i really don't like flying my Talon and DS in any more than that. I hadn't anticipated that a competition style kite would extend the wind range, but I guess the fact that they fly slower has some advantages.  I do think my normal flying site (a 50m x 30m plateau on top of a hill) might not be ideal for the length of line and amount of leg work that a Hugo would need though.

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« Reply #19 on: August 21, 2012, 04:54 PM »

Jon ...... Time for a vented kite? The vented talon flies pretty nice !  Cool
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« Reply #20 on: August 21, 2012, 07:44 PM »

Denny, welcome to the club!

awsome pics. I linked them to the german kite forum, i think the guys over her will like them like i do.

Witch Lines  and length are you flying ?

Thanks Dirk.
I'm flying 40 kg. Shanti Skybond. In the pics its 22.5 meter lines. Most of the time I fly 37.5 meter lines.

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« Reply #21 on: August 22, 2012, 09:10 AM »

Time for an avatar change Denny?  Smiley


Not yet John.  Wink

A couple of other thoughts on Hugo. The spins on this kite are very flat.
Here Hugo is mid 540:


and the fade is the kind you could stake out and watch.



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« Reply #22 on: August 25, 2012, 07:43 AM »

Hey Denny, glad to see you finally got it, looks like you and Kathy had a good time up in OR. Need to plan another trip, Terry wants to make a trip up along the OR coast, but I have just been to busy doing Concrete, Estimates and paperwork to even do much flying.
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« Reply #23 on: August 25, 2012, 02:57 PM »

Hey John, I'm ready any time.  Wink
Got to spend some time with Hugo in higher winds today. At 10 to 15 Hugo tricks without any troubles. A slow steady walk forward is required. Above 15 Hugo starts to pull. At 20 Hugo was dragging my about, but no wingtip shudder.  Cool  Tricks are still there at 20 but you need to be moving forward at a rapid walk.
Digging my heels in and flying AKA patterns in 20 mph winds may have stretched my arms out a few inches. At that speed Hugo pulls like a John Deere.  Cheesy

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« Reply #24 on: August 26, 2012, 12:08 PM »

I forgot to mention, with Hugo there's no fiddling with the bridle.
Just hook up your lines and fly. For me the useful (fun) wind range is 2 to 18 mph.

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« Reply #25 on: August 26, 2012, 03:49 PM »

For me the useful (fun) wind range is 2 to 18 mph.
That's encouraging. Starting to feel more tempted.

How's the top end compare with your TNTs?
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« Reply #26 on: August 27, 2012, 03:32 PM »

How's the top end compare with your TNTs?

The TNT std comp is good to about 20 mph.
It doesn't pull as hard as Hugo in the upper end of the wind range.

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« Reply #27 on: August 30, 2012, 03:06 AM »

Hugo will be at the Chico Fun Fly this Sunday if anyone wants to give it a toss.

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« Reply #28 on: September 07, 2012, 04:34 PM »

Thought I'd add the pic that's my current wallpaper.



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« Reply #29 on: September 08, 2012, 12:04 AM »

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