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Author Topic: Colibri Stress/Bridle test  (Read 614 times)
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« on: May 15, 2013, 04:33 PM »

Got around to give my Colibri proto a new bridle setup and since today we got a lot of wind for this kite, the perfect ime to test how it performed.



and in flight

https://vimeo.com/66261052

Wind anything between 10 and over 30km/h. Leines are Liros DC40 in 50m.

I have to say the new bridle does a very good job of distributing the load over the frame and the crossover lines also work in preventing of flipping over when pulled to much.
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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2013, 11:55 PM »

Very nice!

Two questions:

1. How long are those lines?!  Huh
2. What would happen if you attempted an Axel on that bird?

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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2013, 02:38 AM »

WHAT ARE THESE?  Huh
Great video thanks ae
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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2013, 07:15 AM »

Very nice!

Two questions:

1. How long are those lines?!  Huh
2. What would happen if you attempted an Axel on that bird?

Cheers!

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The flight lines are 164 feet.
Don't think you can axel that bird. I especially redesigned the bridle to prevent the pilot been able to pull the kite out of its flight configuration because that could be done rather easy with the original 3 point bridle and caused the bird to flip over, which resulted once in a broken leading edge in flight.
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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2013, 07:29 AM »

Very nice!

Two questions:

1. How long are those lines?!  Huh
2. What would happen if you attempted an Axel on that bird?

Cheers!


Hi,

The flight lines are 164 feet.
Don't think you can axel that bird. I especially redesigned the bridle to prevent the pilot been able to pull the kite out of its flight configuration because that could be done rather easy with the original 3 point bridle and caused the bird to flip over, which resulted once in a broken leading edge in flight.

Great thanks.

I was just kidding...
I would not imgine that aspect ratio doing an Axel. Maybe roll tricks would be doable but surely not spin tricks  Wink

I think it is absolutely beautiful without needing to do any tricks.  Smiley


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« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2013, 07:51 AM »

It is designed just to look good and fly nice Smiley
Can't do roll tricks despite its insane aspect ratio, it is to stable in flight.

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