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Author Topic: What lineset length most suitable for SUL outdoor flying?  (Read 967 times)
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« on: October 21, 2012, 06:30 PM »

Is 50lb/50ft lineset too short?
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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2012, 06:35 PM »

I used 50lb and then had multiple lengths so i could use all the space available.
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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2012, 06:41 PM »

Is 50lb/50ft lineset too short?

Too short for what? Depends on your space.... but no, that is a good length.. I use it when my space is limited.
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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2012, 06:45 PM »

For me it depends on the kite size and the wind speed.
 
Longer lines if any usable wind to gain height to maximize what wind is available
Shorter line in no wind for control and to reduce weight and drag.

I use 15 feet for my small wren in no wind.
Up to 75 feet for the Amazing if any wind. If I pulled out a smaller SUL I would us 50/60 feet.
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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2012, 11:10 PM »

The left hand line should reach all the way to the kite and the right hand line should reach all the way back to the flyer.

Everything else is just opinion and prejudice.  Embarrassed

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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2012, 11:19 PM »

The left hand line should reach all the way to the kite and the right hand line should reach all the way back to the flyer.

Everything else is just opinion and prejudice.  Embarrassed

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« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2012, 12:21 AM »

The left hand line should reach all the way to the kite and the right hand line should reach all the way back to the flyer.

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Well said as also Mike.

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« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2012, 04:29 AM »

I like to fly 60'-65' lines with my SULs if there's a little wind. If there's next to no wind, I'll fly on 50' lines. The shortest I fly on is 30' lines for little kites like the 4D.
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« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2012, 04:38 AM »

Quote from: RobB
I like to fly 60'-65' lines with my SULs if there's a little wind.
If there's next to no wind, I'll fly on 50' lines.
The shortest I fly on is 30' lines for little kites like the 4D.
I'd like this to be labelled Exhibit A, if it pleases the court.

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