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Author Topic: SUL kites for really low winds?  (Read 31112 times)
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« Reply #60 on: October 20, 2012, 06:59 PM »

A little from today:

Wind was an abysmal zero to 1mph from varying directions, at different heights.... but sometimes even constant Smiley

Thanks for the video. Love seeing you fly in such light wind.
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« Reply #61 on: October 20, 2012, 08:22 PM »

A little from today:

Wind was an abysmal zero to 1mph from varying directions, at different heights.... but sometimes even constant Smiley

That kite is very nice indeed.  Wink
What model of TNT is that on the ground ?


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« Reply #62 on: October 20, 2012, 08:46 PM »

Thats a TNT Zero, was not enough wind for it.
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« Reply #63 on: October 20, 2012, 09:06 PM »

Mike, you lose presentation points on iOS. Your table is a mess.
I think you'll find that's iOS's fault  Embarrassed

And by extension yours for choosing iOS in the first place.


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« Reply #64 on: July 21, 2013, 04:40 AM »

An update on my table in the message dated 17th October 2012.
I'd now move the Ocius SUL to second, just below the Benson Inner Space.

What happened? - In the UK we have been having a beautiful summer, that's what.
I've been able to get out flying once or twice a week, usually after work at around sunset when the inland wind dies away.  I got the Ocius adjusted for coping with lower winds by moving the standoffs (especially the outer standoff) towards the centre tee, sometimes used shorter lines, and flew it and flew it.  (The stand-off adjustment was also used to get the then new QPro SULs flying in very low winds some years ago.)  After a while I was moving the standoffs back towards their original location.  - This regains the precise tracking, and the kite is still flying in practically nothing.   - And from its flips and spins, it acts as if it will do any trick, ready for when I figure them out.
So I have got my flying in nothing trick kite.
And the moral is again, a well worn Icarex kite flies lower than a new Icarex kite.

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