Just wanted to say thanks.
Posted 02 September 2009 - 09:20 PM
I bought a new B-series (night) a few months back. It's a mid-vent and I love it. I have flown it for maybe 30-40 hours total since spring, due mainly to flying only on weekends, and many of those with almost no wind. So I'm still a beginner, but have enough experience to do the basic things with it and keep it in the air.
With the wind such as it was this year, generally light, I thought I had made a mistake in not buying the non-vented version, so I finally bought one of those too. I've only flown it twice, and it's very fun, but harder to control when the wind is gusty, at least for me.
One day I was able to fly both of them, and the mid-vent is definitely my favorite of the two, when there's enough wind to support it. But they are both fun, I don't regret buying either one.
Thanks again for helping me get into this great hobby!
Posted 02 September 2009 - 09:34 PM
Posted 03 September 2009 - 02:45 AM
I went to college at NIU, (class of '79!)
Welcome to the international family of Rev pilots as well.
PS: next up is a full vent pro B-series, then you'll be set for everything but indoor flying.
(This is a highly addictive activity and you will never kick the habit once that first & hopefully free sample is tasted!)
Posted 03 September 2009 - 06:28 AM
Welcome to the Dark Side Jim!
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Posted 03 September 2009 - 08:37 AM
Get enough of them up in the sky and you could probably light up a small town.
Posted 03 September 2009 - 09:07 AM
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Posted 03 September 2009 - 09:20 AM
Speaking of NIU, a kite fest will be held there on the 13th. I may go if I'm not out flying my kite elsewhere.
I can easily see myself flying these kites for years to come. I didn't even know about them until last year, when I bought a dual line kite, which I've never flown.
Posted 03 September 2009 - 09:28 AM
Posted 03 September 2009 - 09:54 PM
Posted 04 September 2009 - 05:53 AM
REVflyer, you're right. I should go and I plan to. However, there is a strong possibility I will be forced into work that day
I can't find your screen name on the IKE forum, so suspect you haven't taken advantage of their help. If you don't know about them, please check out the following website:
You happen to live in the center of IKE club activity!! If you miss the DeKalb festival, you'll still have a chance this year with the Quad Cities festival on the 19th and 20th of September. In the past, it's been a small, locally focused festival. One of the IKE club members is working hard to grow the festival this year. Take a good look at attending it ... in a neat park right on the Mississippi River.
At either the DeKalb or Quad Cities festivals, introduce yourself to the gays and gals in red shirts ... or the 180GO! folks in black shirts. They're the reason I'm flying Revs right now. They introduced me to the sport and then contributed greatly to the skills I have today. Lots of opportunities for help from other fliers living near you and club flies around the middle of the state.
Posted 04 September 2009 - 08:47 AM
At either the DeKalb or Quad Cities festivals, introduce yourself to the guys and gals in red shirts ...
That can't be good. I don't want to be standing next to them if they are going to be vaporized (Star Trek reference)
Edited by Jimdek, 10 September 2009 - 06:20 AM.
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