I was surprised today by how my kite was flying, I've now checked the set up and I think (hope) it was a combination of
End of the day I need to fly more !!
So many variables....
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Posted 08 June 2008 - 10:10 PM
(BTW I've already posted on The Flying Squad forum...)
Posted 08 June 2008 - 11:12 PM
oh and putting a lot of names to faces
Posted 08 June 2008 - 11:18 PM
Jonesey> it was a pleasure to meet your family too - it helps to restore faith in the future in this crazy modern world.
Choccy don't you mean face to names? I think that my family might actually believe me now that kite flyers ... for the most part.... are actually pretty nice people
Posted 08 June 2008 - 11:54 PM
set up tips
PS Bazzer's comet looked good up first thing on Saturday morning flown by Stephen.
Posted 09 June 2008 - 12:45 AM
Hello Hezz, whoops yes it is a meteor (lack of sleep here)
#2: Listen to experienced kite fliers after #1 happens and lay the kite leading edge down!
Posted 09 June 2008 - 03:50 AM
Hi to Choccy and the rest of the THe Flying Squad fan club, dont worry you will still be able to see them next weekend at Basingstoke Hampshire, usually a good turn out of The Flying Squad, and great commentary and music too
Posted 09 June 2008 - 06:44 AM
Piccies of new team kites here. ...more to follow soon
Posted 09 June 2008 - 06:58 AM
I dunno what you mean (selective editing)
Great pics, I like the way you have deleted all the ones where we *weren't* in the right shape (potato springs to mind)
It's always nice to look good on photos!
I loved the way that mine and Gary's kites designs fitted perfectly next to one another - no's 1 & 2 Bazzer!
Posted 09 June 2008 - 01:52 PM
The Flying Squad
Posted 10 June 2008 - 12:02 AM
Posted 10 June 2008 - 03:59 AM
......... Also anyone ever set up leading edge down, carefully got the twists out of the line, stepped back a little, deep breath, and perfect inverted launch - only to realise you had forgotten that vital little thing - swap the handles in your hands so left is in left and R in R? The weird thing about that is that it is almost, but not quite, possible to fly. So you're not quite sure whats wrong and first. Then Doh!
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Posted 10 June 2008 - 04:16 AM
awww I'm lucky to have red top and bottom on the left and black top and bottom on the right.
Talking of checking lines, I find it embarrassing When you get your "Red line top", "Black line bottom" bit mixed up. Spiiiiiiiiin.........
Posted 10 June 2008 - 04:40 AM
OK one last setup tip. <SNIP>
Posted 25 February 2009 - 01:10 PM
Now if only Rev will get a Janneke Groen or Rob Brasington master series - that would be VERY cool...
The Flying Squad
Posted 25 February 2009 - 01:38 PM
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(found in a fortune cookie - possibly an Einstein quote)
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