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#1 JPB

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 05:14 PM

Im hooked. Today was the fourth day I was able to fly.I acutually spent more time flying than I did crashing. Not that my flying was anything special but it sure feels good to fly left and right when I want to.Throw a few left and right hand spins in and not crash. That being said it wasnt a total crash less day. It just so happens that the field I was playing around in is also the part time home to geese.You can stop giggeling now if you can see where this is going. So after breaking down I was looking over my kite to make sure I had not done any dammage. I didnt find any dammage but did find goose poop on the leading edge and on the lower ends of the up rights. It needs to come off.Is there anything special I should do? Im thinking of taking a wash cloth and warm water to it.

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 05:42 PM

Im hooked. Today was the fourth day I was able to fly.I acutually spent more time flying than I did crashing. Not that my flying was anything special but it sure feels good to fly left and right when I want to.Throw a few left and right hand spins in and not crash. That being said it wasnt a total crash less day. It just so happens that the field I was playing around in is also the part time home to geese.You can stop giggeling now if you can see where this is going. So after breaking down I was looking over my kite to make sure I had not done any dammage. I didnt find any dammage but did find goose poop on the leading edge and on the lower ends of the up rights. It needs to come off.Is there anything special I should do? Im thinking of taking a wash cloth and warm water to it.

Joe

Goose poop is just what I experience in the field I learned to fly in back 20 years ago. Goose poop is nothing compared to dog poop which I experience at another field.
Washing: If you can, first turn the water hose on it outside.
For cleaning, just used dish washing detergent and a wash cloth. Don't use anything abrasive, because it could damage the coating.
Let it totally dry before you pack it up.

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 07:10 PM

Good times. Liberty State Park is knee deep in the stuff.
When I was young, my bologna had a first name. Now my bodywash has an "Objective".

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 07:49 PM

Yep, have the same problem!!!Posted Image Clean it with water and let it dry in the shower!!!Posted Image Sounds like a nation-wide problem!!!Posted Image

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 08:26 PM

Yep, I wash all of my Revs with the water hose, especially after flights on the beach, just to get rid of any sand, and/or salt residue, and maybe the occasional seagull poop. I've even got a special attachment, that I made to go on the water hose, just to run water through the leading edge sleeve, after removing the rods. Sand always seems to get in there. Otherwise, for the sail, it's just a good spray job with fresh water, unless there is something that needs special attention, and then I hang them over a line to dry. I use compressed air to clear the water out of the spars, after I rinse them, and then I just lay them out in the sun, or in my shop for a day or so...........Posted Image

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 05:18 AM

i used to come home and take my kites into bathroom for a shower, desperate to keep em clean, now i leave them dirty unless its smelly s**t.

though i might be more careful to keep my REV B PRO clean when it arrivesPosted Image

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 05:53 AM

Because of the leading edge material a wash cloth may just plant the poop and mud into the material, so in the field I care a Misty Mate or Mr Misty, those are the water bottles that you pump up to spray on your body to cool you down. A tooth brush and that flow of water will flow the dirt away rather than spreading/embedding it into the leading edge, it's not as bad with an SUL because of the sail material used in those leading edges. If I'm at home the hose works great with a light brush or used toothbrush, don't forget the shock cords, brush not a cloth, cloth is good for the sail, but the sail usually doesn't get goose poop. Sham-Wow to dry away from home, "did you get that camera guy?" But wait! Posted Image

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:03 AM

This would be a good Sticky/pinned thread. Posted Image
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:39 AM

Around where I live? Do geese do this? A goose couldn't poop this big.... I'm thinking we have a problem with low-flying reindeer in Las Vegas.

I'm so glad its warming up, all the geese that come here during the cold months are leaving to poop somewhere else. Nature Disco (park) is almost flyable again. Almost. Another couple months or so Posted Image





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Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:49 AM

as always after a good fly i put them together and blast them good with a hose all water nothing else and my kites are all perfect for where i fly them. the wildwood sands are nasty as many know
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