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#21 FortFlyer

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 01:36 AM

Forty, Forty, naughty Forty ;)

Are you responsible for crop circles too ? ;)

John> will you be doing a similiar thread with piccies of the vented Rev IIs from the different eras ?


Rev II's were only vented (finally) last year I believe, until then we had to do weird things like crop circle kites :blushing:

Funny thing is all those holes have a strange side effect, They also make Rev II's fly in lighter winds :wacko:
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Posted 15 April 2009 - 06:17 AM

Rev II's were only vented (finally) last year I believe, until then we had to do weird things like crop circle kites :blushing:

Funny thing is all those holes have a strange side effect, They also make Rev II's fly in lighter winds :wacko:

The REV II Neo Classic made only in 1997, I was told, was also vented. I heard Penny has one.

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 09:24 AM

The REV II Neo Classic made only in 1997, I was told, was also vented. I heard Penny has one.


That sounds right -- I'm pretty sure I saw a factory vented II around that time because I built one in time for the '97 Wildwood Convention, and I don't think it would have occurred to me to use the vent design I did if I hadn't seen it on a factory kite!

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 09:46 AM

That sounds right -- I'm pretty sure I saw a factory vented II around that time because I built one in time for the '97 Wildwood Convention, and I don't think it would have occurred to me to use the vent design I did if I hadn't seen it on a factory kite!

1997 would have been the year of the first factory vented REV II.

The first factory vented REV 1.5 and REV I were in January 1996. In 1997 the vent on the REV I changed from single vertical stripe vent on each side to a single triangular vent on on each side. The REV II, I understand had the same vent.

My first vented REV was a REV I, which I made in August 1993. It had 3 vertical stripe vents with covers on each side. The next one I made was completed in January 1995, which I could not fly for another couple months because I had broken my arm. It had two vertical vents on each side, similar to the factory venting used today on all the REV 1.5's and the 2009 REV I.

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 10:40 AM

The first factory vented REV 1.5 and REV I were in January 1996. In 1997 the vent on the REV I changed from single vertical stripe vent on each side to a single triangular vent on on each side. The REV II, I understand had the same vent.


Yes, the original vented II had the triangular vent, which is what I modeled mine on (I was poking around online to see if there are any pictures of the two I've made floating around, but I don't see any; I'll have to check at home). However, I didn't have access to a kite on which to measure the vents, so I just guessed, based on my recollection. My vents work well, but not as well as the current B vent design.

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 12:32 PM

That must have been a one time thing until lately, for years I was trying to get a vented RevII for those 30+ days and for awhile there getting a Rev II in itself was difficult because they only made them at the end of a run.

I'm happy at the fact that the II is now a reg part of the lineup as well as the vented, The Vented with race frame is a sweet little animal much more precise although learning to keep a II in control in high wind was a major help in honing my skills early on.
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Posted 01 May 2009 - 08:51 AM

Aloha

Just picked this used Rev II up the other day.
I really like the color combo
I included picts of the corner, upper line bridle loop and one of the rods.
All the rod end looks like it has a piece of tape or some sort of clear wrap on it.
The other end of the rod has a crack in it.
The bridle looks like it was possibly set up to be used with clips or?
Since I have not seen or used clips, I really don't know
It is knotted differently than the bridle on my other rev. kite.
It doesn't have a knot to connect the top lines to the kite, just a loop.

Any idea of year, rod end treatment, bridle etc?

Thanks

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 09:20 AM

Aloha

Just picked this used Rev II up the other day.
I really like the color combo
I included picts of the corner, upper line bridle loop and one of the rods.
All the rod end looks like it has a piece of tape or some sort of clear wrap on it.
The other end of the rod has a crack in it.
The bridle looks like it was possibly set up to be used with clips or?
Since I have not seen or used clips, I really don't know
It is knotted differently than the bridle on my other rev. kite.
It doesn't have a knot to connect the top lines to the kite, just a loop.

Any idea of year, rod end treatment, bridle etc?

Thanks

Steve

That is a real beauty! It is the first REV II rainbow I ever saw with a white center.
Most everything was leading me to believe it must have been made in 1991 however the rods have inner ferrules which tell me it must have been in 1992 or the following year. I'll place bets on 1992, because of the bridle.
When the rods are made, a cellophane wrap is placed around the graphite wraps to hold the graphite wraps in place for the baking process. After the baking process the cellophane is usually removed thus leaving an imprint on the rod that looks like a thread was wrapped around the rod. What you are probably seeing is some cellophane that was not fully removed. It is nothing really to worry about.
For the bridle, I would suggest adding pigtails to each of the four bridle points.

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 09:22 PM

Aloha John

Thanks for all the information.
I really appreciate it.

I too think this is a beauty.

Maybe Rev should re-issue these colors.


Thank you

Steve





That is a real beauty! It is the first REV II rainbow I ever saw with a white center.
Most everything was leading me to believe it must have been made in 1991 however the rods have inner ferrules which tell me it must have been in 1992 or the following year. I'll place bets on 1992, because of the bridle.
When the rods are made, a cellophane wrap is placed around the graphite wraps to hold the graphite wraps in place for the baking process. After the baking process the cellophane is usually removed thus leaving an imprint on the rod that looks like a thread was wrapped around the rod. What you are probably seeing is some cellophane that was not fully removed. It is nothing really to worry about.
For the bridle, I would suggest adding pigtails to each of the four bridle points.



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Posted 16 May 2009 - 11:15 AM

Hereís mine, white centre panel then black, aqua and purple, looks blue in this photo I think it may be the evening light.

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 11:45 AM

white - black - aqua - blue <--- Steve808 (might be the same colors as below)
white - black - aqua - purple <---Stone in Shoe Bob (might be the same colors as above)

I don't think so my purple panels are defiantly purple there is no way anyone could mistake them for blue. I also have a cool Sedgwick with an aqua centre panel and blue and purple panels side by side. The aqua and purple panels are the same colours as are in my Rev II.

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 12:19 PM

Hereís mine, white centre panel then black, aqua and purple, looks blue in this photo I think it may be the evening light.

Bob, you've got a stunning collection including this rev II,
mainly as you've kept to the same colours throughout,
bravo :D
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Posted 17 May 2009 - 12:34 PM

I don't think so my purple panels are defiantly purple there is no way anyone could mistake them for blue. I also have a cool Sedgwick with an aqua centre panel and blue and purple panels side by side. The aqua and purple panels are the same colours as are in my Rev II.

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Bob,
When you look at the photos of Steve808's REV, what would you call the colors? He did not state what the colors are, so what I wrote is my assumption from how they appeared in the photo. If you think they are the same as yours, then I shall go for purple on both, because photos can be quite misleading.
Many thanks for your feedback.
John

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 01:04 PM

John

To be honest, his and mine do look identical from the photos, but I know the colours in my photo are not a true representation, thatís why I posted the photo of my Rev I for a comparison as it gives a better colour representation. I think you will need clarification from Steve to get a definitive answer as to weather his has blue or purple stripes, mine are defiantly purple.
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Posted 17 May 2009 - 01:10 PM

John

To be honest, his and mine do look identical from the photos, but I know the colours in my photo are not a true representation, thatís why I posted the photo of my Rev I for a comparison as it gives a better colour representation. I think you will need clarification from Steve to get a definitive answer as to weather his has blue or purple stripes, mine are defiantly purple.

Thanks Bob, let us see what Steve808 says!

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 06:28 AM

Here's a vented II I saw at Wildwood last weekend...

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 09:03 AM

Here's a vented II I saw at Wildwood last weekend...

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Do you know anything about this REV II vented? Do you know if it was originally vented by Revolution?
I know it was definitely made before 1997 due to the logo. I was not aware that a REV II "vented" was made before 1997, however I suspect it could have been possible.

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 09:50 AM

Aloha

I pulled my kite out an yep, purple stripe. Checked the pict and it shows blue, weird.
Never even thought to check the pict for proper color register.

My panels are the same colors as Stone in Shoe Bob's. Great name BTW

Just ordered a new bridle and the new "travel 3 piece rod set" for it.

I know someone who has a vented Rev II. I'll see if I can talk him into digging it out to take a pict.

Steve

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 09:57 AM

Aloha

Anybody else see the rods in the vented REV II pict and wonder what are they and what do they do?


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Posted 04 June 2009 - 10:17 AM

Anybody else see the rods in the vented REV II pict and wonder what are they and what do they do?


I assume you're talking about the "quad sticks"/"magic sticks"/"training wheels"/pick-a-name rods which are orthogonal from the verticals and propping the kite up on the beach?

Lots of people use 'em, including RevFlyer and Scotty A.; you can find tons of posts about them on the forum. Those who use them say they give the frame more structural strength and aid in tricks like flic flacs.

I've never been a fan myself, but there are plenty of Rev flyers I highly respect who hate flying kites without 'em!

Revolution has never produced a kite that includes them as a stock feature.




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