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#41 Jonesey

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 02:32 AM

I myself will try and convert a copy to PC friendly and send it to you.


Just a guess but I think you might find 'someone' has already done that and sent it to Aerochic... so dont spend too much time on it ... plus of course that would be illegal and we wouldnt want to condone that sort of behaviour ;)

I agree, that DVD is a geat resource and Joe as usual does a great job of getting the information over ... was great watching him using the same approach teaching my wife at Portsmouth.

I also want to agree about the B-standard race frame agains SUL but for some reason, and it maybe sail age or material or tuning, but my SUL/2 wrap flys a little easier in the really light stuff ..... as you say personal style? ... of course I normally reach for my 2~4 in those conditions :)

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 04:37 AM

FORT: Thanks for the offer, but yes, Jonesey has that covered already! :)
"Before you can get your own style I think one needs to gain the understanding on how the kite works in a aerodynamic way in low wind conditions, examples : maximizing kinetic energy and utilizing both aerodynamics and gravity."
Mmmmm Hmmmmm, that's what I'm striving for.

JONESEY: I already see a couple points where I was going wrong. I was mistaking "floating" for "hovering" to start with! Doh!!!

JD: I think I'm following you. Needless to say that the lighter your whole kit is (in this case the lines) the easier you'll fly. Excellent point about the stall too. That was happening to me. :?

DEAN: I'll have to experiment with less break as well. Have to admit I wasn't doing that.

PENNY: I understand in theory what you're saying. It makes sense to me. I'll be working with my 90# to start, so this will be interesting.

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 05:17 AM

DEAN: I'll have to experiment with less break as well. Have to admit I wasn't doing that.

Humm. It was only when I put back the brake to my normal settings that I had any sucess with light winds - With less brake on it was all pants. more brake = more pull = keeping tighter lines.
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Posted 03 September 2008 - 05:23 AM

Aww JD and I missed your first post of 50 lb 120 ft. Big difference in the lag there.

I know I went through a spool of 50 lb for short liines. It just didn't work for me.

The difference in 8 ft .of line and 30 ft. is immense.

Yes, we certainly all have our own style. That's what's nice about this kite. There's really no wrong way.

We're flying for a Guildworks project in Kentucky in two weeks and Scott and I have a space of 15 x 25 ft. with the Revs. You might see it internationally televised.

Hi Dean :)

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 05:33 PM

Humm. It was only when I put back the brake to my normal settings that I had any sucess with light winds - With less brake on it was all pants. more brake = more pull = keeping tighter lines.



That only works with a person with a light touch to begin with Sailor. :kid_devlish:

Howdy Penny!!!

Aerochick, flying light wind is about keeping the kite moving. Less brake and you'll figure that out for your own prefrence as you fly. One knot at a time till your comfortable.
The 1.5 with the 2 wrap RR's on short lines will still take a light touch. You'll gain that light touch as you fly if you don't already have it. But you'll have that crap eating smile on your face for a week I bet when you start getting into trouble and do 360's to get out of it. You do have to move in the lighter winds. I guess it just depends on HOW MUCH you WANT to move. If it's too much then you definatly want an indoor Rev.

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 07:21 PM

The best possible way to learn would be for you to practice in winds that are no-quite-light. Or rather a wind that is just below what you're comfortable flying with. The learning curve will be far more forgiving for you and you'll really get the feel for what does what and develop your technique.

Once you get comfortable flying in lighter winds you can go lighter and lighter until you're an allstar who we're jealous of ;)

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 03:56 AM

The best possible way to learn would be for you to practice in winds that are no-quite-light. Or rather a wind that is just below what you're comfortable flying with. The learning curve will be far more forgiving for you and you'll really get the feel for what does what and develop your technique.

Once you get comfortable flying in lighter winds you can go lighter and lighter until you're an allstar who we're jealous of ;)



Ohhhh Yeah. I can see where the only way to get over this particular learning bump is to work through it. Even if I'm not satisfied with my flying yet, I've come a long way in a year. I can honestly say that these squirrely winds I get at home helped me stay in the air much longer when the winds were light at the beach. I just would like to be jamming like everyone else tho. :?

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 04:04 AM

squirrely winds

can I have some of those, they sound cute :)

nothing like learning new stuff in new conditions :kid_devlish:
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Posted 04 September 2008 - 04:35 AM

can I have some of those, they sound cute :)

nothing like learning new stuff in new conditions :kid_devlish:



They're only cute when they're blowing in the same direction! ;)

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 05:45 AM

Aerochick, flying light wind ...


Dean,

You might want to watch your fingers when you type ... and double-check for political correctness.

Webster defines Chic as ... 1: smart elegance and sophistication

It then defines Chick as ... 2: child 3: slang : girl

Cheers,
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#51 Sailor99

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 06:33 AM

So dean right on both counts then - Aerochic is a chic Aerochick? :)

(BTW, no hyphen in 'double check' ;) )
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Posted 04 September 2008 - 06:40 AM

Can't I be a Chic Chick??? :kid_devlish:

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 06:51 AM

Can't I be a Chic Chick??? :kid_devlish:

Only if you use more brake when flying in lightwind. ;)
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Posted 04 September 2008 - 07:06 AM

Only if you use more brake when flying in lightwind. ;)


Hehehehehe! Okayyyyyy! :kid_smartass:

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#55 Jonesey

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 07:42 AM

Only if you use more brake when flying in lightwind. ;)


Shouldn't there be a gap between in light and wind old chap?


I love pedantic Thursday :lol:

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 07:46 AM

Shouldn't there be a gap between in light and wind old chap?


I love pedantic Thursday :lol:

Presumably you meant "in between" rather than "between in".....
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Posted 04 September 2008 - 08:03 AM

I love pedantic Thursday :lol:


Jonesey,

Back for a postprandial perusal of the public pedantic party. Expected a passel of particularly phenomenal points, but found just pedestrian persuasions.

Cheers,
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Posted 04 September 2008 - 08:09 AM

(BTW, no hyphen in 'double check' ;) )


what can I say ...the weather is breeches, ... shorts ..., slacks ... oh yes, the weather is pants today and I can't concentrating very well.

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 08:11 AM

Can't I be a Chic Chick??? :kid_devlish:



Well, old gal, you most certainly can be ...

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 01:00 PM

Well, old gal, you most certainly can be ...


Old Gal!?!
Not yet kiddo!!! :kid_devlish:

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