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My first (mini) Megafly!

Posted by bartman, 27 June 2009 - - - - - - · 102 views

If someone would have told me two years ago when I got back into this crazy sport, that there would be any kind of "megafly" in this little town I wouldn't have believed it. Aside from the appearances by iQuad in 2007 and 2008 and Island Quad this year the number of Revs in the air was, shall we say, underwhelming.This year, on the other hand,...


It's just a kite

Posted by bartman, 10 May 2009 - - - - - - · 68 views

Those four words, typed by John B. just hours before he would be leaving Japan were just what I needed. Perfect timing.My friend and I were leaving on a three hour drive for a Fun Fly. The weather forecast, yet again, was not looking good. I was still feeling down about the lack of good weather, the lack of good flying and the lack of any kind of advancem...


What is the point again?

Posted by bartman, 19 April 2009 - - - - - - · 109 views

It's repeat weekends like this that really make me question why I didn't Ebay these contraptions like I had planned last year.We get two kinds of wind here now.  Howling cold where no sane person wants to be outside and not enough to blow out a match.  There is no " in between" and since I am a fair weather flyer that means most weekends a...


Sometimes it just isn't meant to be

Posted by bartman, 12 April 2009 - - - - - - · 66 views

A long weekend, no big plans, should be perfect for many hours of flying.  NOT!Friday brought icy cold howling winds.  Managed a frustrating couple of hours with the vented, four wrap rods and tons of brake.  At least I wasn't being yanked around the field, but it was like being on a bucking bronc as the wind gusted and switched direction.Saturday...


Short lines

Posted by bartman, 11 April 2009 - - - - - - · 118 views

I guess I get the purpose of them, but don't think I will have much use for them myself.I bought a set of 50 foot this past winter.  My idea was to use them if the wind was too light for anything else and to give me a couple more options for flying spots.  Today I felt I had the perfect conditions so gave 'em a go.Basically, it was like learning e...


Big Wind

Posted by bartman, 10 April 2009 - - - - - - · 138 views

I've tried the lower end on the wind scale so today I had a chance to dabble at the higher end.  I can't say the stronger wind was my cup-o-tea.  I went with the B-Series vented right off and the Race Rods.  That lasted for about ten minutes before the wind got even stronger.  I moved to the four wrap and kept letting the brake out a couple knots...






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