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#21 reving sonic

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 12:49 AM

I have just got a rev kite i were haveing so many probs with it.to start with there is no bridles just washers i put the bars on the front and all my rev would do is go up and flip farwads. so iput the bars on the back side and now im rocking the only prob im having now is i can stop but not go backwards or revers hover. and im sorry about my spelling lol

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 02:23 AM

Hi Reving Sonic,

 

Get yourself over to Ferry Meadows, Peterborough and link up with " Great Ouse Kite Fliers "  http://www.gokf.co.uk/  and there you will find Rev fliers who will give you all the advice you need !ani_victory.gif

 

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 07:35 AM

Welcome to the forum reving sonic. It seems like you need more brake in the line set-up, longer top lines relative to bottom lines. Assuming all four lines are the same length, use pigtails (short bridle lines with about six knots every 1/2" and larks headed to the top of the handles) to lengthen the top lines and putting more brake into the set-up. Larkshead the top lines further out on the pigtails until you reach a comfortable setting for your wrist to make forward, hover, and reverse inputs.

 

PS:  Forgot you said there's no bridle, until reading below. Adjusting brake won't help until you get one.


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Posted 15 August 2013 - 08:04 AM

No bridles?? You trying to fly an Indoor, outdoor? Every outdoor Rev that I know has a bridle, unless removed! You would be well served to meet up with other fliers, let them check out your equipment, make suggestions, maybe let you fly some of their kites to compare! Good luck!


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Posted 15 August 2013 - 05:36 PM

Hmm, more variations to try.  And I will, why not?  I think it will be interesting to put one vertical on the front & one on the back & see if I can fly it.  My first Rev was partially disassembled when I got it but somehow I put it together correctly.  Good karma, right?


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Posted 15 August 2013 - 07:41 PM

I like to put my upright spars where the outer horizontals were, and put those on the back side of the kite upside-down. This configuration always gives me the best control possible. Oh, and don't forget to reverse the polarity of the middle horizontal.

 

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 05:42 PM

Sorry, I almost forgot. When you change the polarity of the center horizontal, this induces a magnetic recoil in the upper 100% of the bridle. To counteract this force you will need to switch the upper flying lines with the lower, and the left lines with the right at both the kite and handle ends.

 

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 07:05 PM

Might need to grease the muffler bearing......!ani_idea.gif


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Posted 03 October 2013 - 07:44 PM

I forgot to tell you (Mark) at first I thought you you were just being right stupid with the polarity thing but I tried it and OMG it works, makes so much difference and you can fly so much closer to the edge of the window.

There is one thing that you didn't mention, and that is that you need to change the compass setting to true north on you iPhone first or it won't work.


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Posted 04 October 2013 - 07:23 AM

cat_shocked.gif cat_shocked.gif cat_shocked.gif ....... Ben 



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Posted 04 October 2013 - 05:20 PM

Might need to grease the muffler bearing......!ani_idea.gif

 

This only works on 1962 and older Volkswagen Beetles. For newer land and air vehicles the muffler bearing has been replaced by a simple bushing which is permanently lubricated, but because of the bushing upgrade one must pay attention to the roll-bar gyroscope. It is essential to keep the intake bearings properly lubricated. This is especially important in airborne vehicles such as the Revolution kites, and any other quad-line kites. It not critical on dualies, but will noticeably improve performance.

 

SLK's are a completely different critter! I'm not even going to try dipping into that at this time.


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Posted 04 October 2013 - 05:34 PM

I forgot to tell you (Mark) at first I thought you you were just being right stupid with the polarity thing but I tried it and OMG it works, makes so much difference and you can fly so much closer to the edge of the window.

There is one thing that you didn't mention, and that is that you need to change the compass setting to true north on you iPhone first or it won't work.

 

Yes, you are absolutely correct! However, you must pay particular attention to the direction of the wind.....setting your polarity parallel to the wind direction will allow flying much closer to the edge of the window, but only to one side, either left or right, depending on the direction of the wind, i.e., north or south. Setting the compass at either right angle to the wind's direction will allow equal reach to both sides of the window, although to a lesser extent. 

 

Try it, you'll like it!

 

Is it April yet?


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Posted 04 October 2013 - 05:37 PM

cat_shocked.gif cat_shocked.gif cat_shocked.gif ....... Ben 

 

Ok, Ben. You can get off the floor  now. (Do your ribs ache?)


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Posted 05 October 2013 - 04:28 AM

Yes, you are absolutely correct! However, you must pay particular attention to the direction of the wind.....setting your polarity parallel to the wind direction will allow flying much closer to the edge of the window, but only to one side, either left or right, depending on the direction of the wind, i.e., north or south. Setting the compass at either right angle to the wind's direction will allow equal reach to both sides of the window, although to a lesser extent. 

 

Try it, you'll like it!

 

Is it April yet?

OK I will try your suggestion but there is one thing which might make it difficult, I am in the southern hemisphere so I assume it will all be the reverse or upside down???

I'll let you know.mf_party.gif


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Posted 05 October 2013 - 04:36 AM

OK I will try your suggestion but there is one thing which might make it difficult, I am in the southern hemisphere so I assume it will all be the reverse or upside down???
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"reverse or upside down", just inverted...

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 10:43 AM

Perhaps using a mirror to watch the kite might do the trick.
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Posted 05 October 2013 - 10:43 AM

Perhaps using a mirror to watch the kite might do the trick.
Fly together! Share the joy, Share the fun

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 12:25 PM

Perhaps using a mirror to watch the kite might do the trick.

 

Definitely! It is ALL done with mirrors.


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