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« on: March 04, 2013, 06:51 PM »

I just picked up a seemingly unflown "Spectra Sports Kites" that's framed in "The Advantage" rods by Revolution Industries. The sail pattern is RWB and looks like an "Edge" series layout. Any FYI on the wind range for such a configuration and what about line sizing? These seem to be very substantial rods but I haven't had a chance to have them sized yet.
Thanks for any input on this one... Cool

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I just noticed there is notation on the Rev sticker that states "professional use only"...
Say, does that make me a "professional kite flyer" if I can keep it in the air...  Cheesy

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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2013, 07:41 PM »

Pretty sure "advantage" rods are 4-wrap.

Oops, apparently advantage has nothing to do with it.

-Mike
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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2013, 07:52 PM »

Pretty sure "advantage" rods are 4-wrap.

-Mike

What does that mean?
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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2013, 08:02 PM »

more info:

http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?topic=1966.0

http://www.gwtwforum.com/extras/rev/rods.htm

4-wrap is one of the stronger Rev rods, typically used in the more entry level or higher wind model Revs.  I suppose you could equate a 4-wrap rod to say a 5PT.  I believe it actually has 4 layers or wraps.

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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2013, 08:48 PM »

Sorry I was off on the "advantage" thing.

Professional Use Only is definitely 2-wrap.  I just looked and I have some of these in a box.  Seems some of the older Rev rods were marked with "The Advantage" along with the type.

Yes, you are now officially a professional kite flier.  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2013, 09:02 PM »

So, this kite is likely a lower wind range flyer. Say 3 to 12 or so?
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2013, 03:55 AM »

there were a few dual line sport kites made in the early 90s and framed with rev's "professional use" rods....i have a ul tracer that is framed in them....it dropped the weight down quite a bit from the glaspars and beefy carbon rods that were being used then....
pictures???
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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2013, 09:38 AM »

Pics as soon as I can get shoveled out of our new coating of white on white in white
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« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2013, 11:01 PM »

Sounds like a Maxi Edge to me. Is the wingspan 96 " or 112"? If 112", then you have a Maxi, which uses the 36 inch 2 wrap rods. Maybe good for 2-8 MPH. I'd be careful gentle in anything higher. Maybe 50 - 100 lb spectra, more than that may cause drag. The RWB will look nice when backlit. I always liked my Maxi.
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« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2013, 04:14 AM »

Oversight on my part not to mention the 8 ft. wingspan. The seller did include a new set of 75# 100 ft. Blue Berry line. Should get some pics up tomorrow.
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« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2013, 07:28 AM »

Do you have a picture?
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« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2013, 05:11 PM »

Do you have a picture?
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I'm working on it...
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« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2013, 07:53 PM »

Do you have a picture?
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I'm working on it...

Can't wait.  Grin
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« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2013, 10:28 PM »

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Oversight on my part not to mention the 8 ft. wingspan.

Ultralight Edge, then. Giantflyer (denis) from France also has a RWB one.
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« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2013, 08:01 PM »

O.K., finally found time to do some pics. Not cool back-lit on a dreamscape flyway types but, hey, here it is...



















Now to get it in the air  Wink

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