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Author Topic: Aerostar Stryke fighter kite  (Read 1766 times)
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« on: August 26, 2012, 05:48 PM »

I flew one of these for the first time last weekend. There is an adjustment on the back that adjusts the bow of the spine. It seems that the more bow there is the more stabe and less spinny the kite is but also seems to have less drive.

Is this the case and is there anything else that adjusting the bow will affect?
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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2012, 06:34 PM »

I have a copy of the directions that came with the Stryke fighter. I'll scan them and email them to tomorrow. PM me with a good email addy.
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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2012, 07:14 PM »

PM sent. Thanks mate.
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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2012, 12:29 AM »

I flew one of these for the first time last weekend. There is an adjustment on the back that adjusts the bow of the spine. It seems that the more bow there is the more stabe and less spinny the kite is but also seems to have less drive.

Is this the case and is there anything else that adjusting the bow will affect?

Nope, that's the purpose. As the wind picks up and the kite gets hard to handle, more bow will calm it down. Bridle adjustment is also doable, but touchy. Angle of attack, like any kite, pull, lift, spin, etc.
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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2012, 10:40 PM »

OK, thanks Allen, that's good to know.
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« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2012, 01:20 PM »

Jason, come to the next Kite Party.
It's been years since you were there.
We can have a Stryke fighter group fly.

Very stable position, not as much fun to fly.
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« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2012, 05:15 PM »

I'd love to come again one day John. I'd love to fly in Chile too, and Brazil and Malaysia and Borneo and India and Indonesia and China.  Smiley One day. I should probably start to do something about it otherwise another 5 years will pass...................
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