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#41 Sailor99

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 07:48 AM

Something needs to ...

Very true. I was hoping to learn something about it from you, but have had to resort to changing my handles ;)
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Posted 11 November 2008 - 08:43 AM

I didn't know I wanted any until a few minutes ago!

I was eating a ham sandwich looking at your SLEs on the kitchen table, and it suddenly occurred to me how much an SLE looked the same size as 15mm pipe. Next thing I know, I have a set of light wind handles - and it's really windy today too - weird! Then I suddenly discovered I had just bought a abstract rev design on a hoodie. The subversive power cafe press on a revaholic I guess.

Now I wonder if they will make my light wind flying any better? Hummm.


So you've cut them down to make some handles then ? :blue_sad:
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Posted 11 November 2008 - 08:45 AM

No you are OK. I used a spare RevI SLE. Yours are still waiting to be packed up and posted when I can.
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Posted 11 November 2008 - 10:37 AM

No you are OK. I used a spare RevI SLE. Yours are still waiting to be packed up and posted when I can.



Jolly good ....and just what would your preference to the old vino be ? Red I guess but from which continent/country ( I have a nice little number from Aus at the mo Tyrrells wine)
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Posted 11 November 2008 - 10:43 AM

Well seeing as you ask, I am rather partial to Pomerol. A lovely wine, but not too strong so you don't fall over after a bottle. Out of choice Romanee Conti would go down nicely ;) But it could be argued that 200 minimum in bond may be a bit excessive

However you have helped out with beers at festivals, so honestly don't worry about it
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Posted 11 November 2008 - 10:48 AM

Well seeing as you ask, I am rather partial to Pomerol. A lovely wine, but not too strong so you don't fall over after a bottle. Out of choice Romanee Conti would go down nicely ;) But it could be argued that 200 minimum in bond may be a bit excessive

However you have helped out with beers at festivals, so honestly don't worry about it



Did I..................................................blimey keep it under ya hat don't want that sort of thing to get out :big_beer: :big_beer:
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Posted 22 June 2009 - 08:14 PM

OK next question, what if you had say 18 or so full SLE's more than enough to keep 1 set in the bag.

Now what would you do ??


Sell me a set, I broke a rod tonight and know it's gonna take some time to get race rods up here to the ice floes, that way I will have some spares... how much do you want for a set?
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Posted 22 June 2009 - 08:29 PM

Sell me a set, I broke a rod tonight and know it's gonna take some time to get race rods up here to the ice floes, that way I will have some spares... how much do you want for a set?


I'd try and find a shop up there it would probably cost more to send them to you then what they are worth.

Let us know how you make out there are a few on here from BC that may steer you in the right direction.

BTW SLE rods are the 1/2" thick broom poles are those what you want ?? seems like you are looking for 1/4"
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Posted 23 June 2009 - 08:34 AM

BTW SLE rods are the 1/2" thick broom poles are those what you want ?? seems like you are looking for 1/4"

Mine has the 1/2'" rods and they say ultralight. I was shocked to see one snaped being as it appeared to break in flight (I thought the end cap had poped off) I will pick up some race rods soon as possible but was hopeing to get a replacment stock rod so I am always able to fly.

Are the 1/4" better as spares?
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Posted 23 June 2009 - 11:40 PM

You could always donate them to me ;)
I'm always tinkering with things to get them just right for me
(a hint & a hope in the same post haha)
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Posted 24 June 2009 - 07:29 AM

If cost is a factor, you could get a 3 wrap center and 2 ends. (the ends are the same length as the down spars) That will get you started with a 1/4" LE. You will find that a Rev will be much more controllable and no where near as jumpy with a 1/4" frame, and it will reduce the pull as well. It will reduce the amount of wind needed to fly, but won't make you a light wind guru, yet. Only practice and experience will do that. The most common reason a LE will snap in flight is from damage from a previous encounter with a hard object, especially the SLE.
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Posted 24 June 2009 - 07:38 AM

The spent rods make excellent tailbooms for radio controled sailplanes.
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Posted 24 June 2009 - 07:39 AM

If cost is a factor, you could get a 3 wrap center and 2 ends. (the ends are the same length as the down spars) That will get you started with a 1/4" LE. You will find that a Rev will be much more controllable and no where near as jumpy with a 1/4" frame, and it will reduce the pull as well. It will reduce the amount of wind needed to fly, but won't make you a light wind guru, yet. Only practice and experience will do that. The most common reason a LE will snap in flight is from damage from a previous encounter with a hard object, especially the SLE.


That is the route I am going to go plus a spare 1/2" outboard rod.
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Posted 15 December 2011 - 08:20 AM

I have a Bowflex exercise machine; I think a SLE would fix a busted 30# rod -

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 11:01 AM

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 11:06 AM

My 2 young daughters 3 and 18months have a habit of chasing each other around the house and trying to hit each other with my race rods. It would be so much safer if they used SLE s , much less likely to break !
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Posted 15 December 2011 - 11:24 AM

My 2 young daughters 3 and 18months have a habit of chasing each other around the house and trying to hit each other with my race rods. It would be so much safer if they used SLE s , much less likely to brake !


Not to mention expensive!!! Posted Image Put them away and leave out some good ole SLE's!!Posted Image

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 11:29 AM

My 2 young daughters 3 and 18months have a habit of chasing each other around the house and trying to hit each other with my race rods. It would be so much safer if they used SLE s , much less likely to brake !


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Posted 15 December 2011 - 12:24 PM

Not to mention expensive!!! Posted Image Put them away and leave out some good ole SLE's!!Posted Image

and pad the tips while your at it.

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 03:19 PM

if anyone has any they are never gonna use again please let me know i would be willing to purchase i need about 20 rods for a really big box kite im makeing and rev sle would be the best because they are strong and light thanks steve
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