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Author Topic: Help: DOA Mid Vent oversteering  (Read 1134 times)
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« on: April 28, 2013, 12:32 PM »

I do not know what has happened, but my DOA Mid vent now has lots of oversteering.  I can only do the nice and smooth axel cascade with just very little input.  If I get too much input, it will just oversteer.  The pitch based maneuver, however, is ok. 

Any idea what I should check?

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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2013, 01:46 PM »

If the kite was working the way you liked and now doesn't,

the first thing to check is the bridle:

Has there been a shift of any of the knot locations?

Is a Prussik knot loose?

Do the left and right side match?

Good luck.  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2013, 02:07 PM »

On the Sea Devil & Fearless, there aren't any adjustments except for the AOA pigtails by the nose. It sounds like what happened to my FVL, the internal weight shifted and the kite's never flown the same again.  Embarrassed
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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2013, 02:26 PM »

I check the bridle and it looks ok. 

RobB, what is AOA pigtails by the nose?

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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2013, 05:09 PM »

Were you flying it near the bottom of its wind range?
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« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2013, 05:47 PM »

I check the bridle and it looks ok. 

RobB, what is AOA pigtails by the nose?

Rudy
Rudy, they're the adjustment knots that allow you pull the nose in or let it out depending on the amount of stall or drive that you want.
AOA (angle of attack)...
There are only 3 positions on the Sea Devil & Fearless, and they don't make that much of a difference that the kite would become unflyable.
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« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2013, 07:36 PM »

Tom,

Yes, I fly it in the bottom wind range.

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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2013, 02:37 PM »

Today, I fly in the midrange of wind and  everything is ok.  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2013, 03:08 PM »

I have noticed that below the kites wind range that kites with mass appear to have over-steer, but they really just have no wind to drive the kite and straighten the turn (if that makes sense). 

Do you have the SUL?  That one flys in next to nothing even out on the edge during turns.

For sure, this kite has no over-steer to it.


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