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PowerBlast 4-8 questions

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#1 Kamikuza

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 05:41 PM

Howdy all! First post, so greetings :)
I got a Rev 1.5 which I've had for a while but recently picked up a PowerBlast 4-8.
Took it out for a fly yesterday but boy, it really didn't want to fly :(

I could launch it, shoot up to the top of the windows (like the DVD said) and land it, but I was fighting the brake lines to get it down - it was like trying to pull a truck through the brakes.
When I tried to put the power on, the leading edge half of the sail would luff and flap, and it wouldn't make any power.
If the kite got out to the edge of the wind window, I had to do some weird ballet to get it to turn back towards the center.

I think it's set up right ... but I'm surprised that when the lines are attached, half of the bridle lines are slack and flopping around.
Also, the stand-off 'spring' on the smaller spars - how far from the end are they supposed to be?

Thanks in advance! :)

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