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« on: December 15, 2012, 02:21 PM »

www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=PWSdj04Agxg#
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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2012, 05:24 AM »

Sure don't need much room to have fun with that kite.

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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2012, 06:18 PM »

Excellent flying. Looks like it's tuned perfect.
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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2012, 06:43 PM »

We will be doing a follow up tuning video in a few days.
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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2012, 08:14 PM »

Excellent- been getting interested in this one.
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« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2012, 10:35 PM »

Excellent- been getting interested in this one.
You can try mine you know.

Biggest issue I have with mine is the aluminum ferrule in the center T keeps coming loose.
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« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2012, 01:11 AM »

Every body needs one of these.... great little kite
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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2012, 04:13 PM »

The Zero G is a nice kite to fly. I fly one in the parking lot here, people really like watching it.
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« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2012, 07:38 PM »

This is a really fun kite, stay patient, tune and the rewards are pure pleasure. Wink
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« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2012, 11:46 AM »

When you take the Zero-G out of the bag for the first time and assemble it, DO NOT attach the flying line.

TUNE IT FIRST!

1) Tune it in little or no wind.
2) Tune the spine tension first... loosen it to get rid of a stall... tighten it if the kite won't glide a good distance (especially when it gets down to ground effect level).
3) Tweak the canard bridle (red bridle) for a perfect, looong glide. Mine is loose, but not slack.
4) NOW attach the flying line to the bridle; my preferred setting is all the way forward... but you should experiment).
5)Above all... BE PATIENT! And for sure, DON'T try to re-launch from the ground... the kite wasn't designed to do that.

Once you get the hang of it, you'll challenge yourself to having total control of a SLK. I look forward to flying the 'G' every chance I get... just ask Steve.,
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« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2012, 08:27 PM »

When you take the Zero-G out of the bag for the first time and assemble it, DO NOT attach the flying line.

TUNE IT FIRST!

1) Tune it in little or no wind.
2) Tune the spine tension first... loosen it to get rid of a stall... tighten it if the kite won't glide a good distance (especially when it gets down to ground effect level).
3) Tweak the canard bridle (red bridle) for a perfect, looong glide. Mine is loose, but not slack.
4) NOW attach the flying line to the bridle; my preferred setting is all the way forward... but you should experiment).
5)Above all... BE PATIENT! And for sure, DON'T try to re-launch from the ground... the kite wasn't designed to do that.

Once you get the hang of it, you'll challenge yourself to having total control of a SLK. I look forward to flying the 'G' every chance I get... just ask Steve.,
Great tips Ted.  I have to add to that a new #1 though.  Before first flight measure the canard anchor lines and adjust them to be equal.  Tolerance is 1mm of difference before flight is affected. THen check the center T ferrule for movement (mine was loose as if it was never glued in place).
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« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2012, 08:52 PM »

i may need to get one of these for my wife... it would be nice to get her out with me.  what is the max mph on these? are the hard to control for someone who isnt good with duals?

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« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2012, 10:54 PM »

max mph for staked out flying I would say 10 mph.  THey aren't hard to learn for a new flyer to control but it will take a bit of learning how to manage the line at first and when your not flying your duals Jim you can play glider catch with her.  You might want to look at a Wala as well to add to the glider bag.
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