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#21 ilh

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 06:40 PM

2-wrap: 14.5g
3-wrap: 19g
4-wrap: 24g

31-inch length, not counting ferrules, average weights on a postal scale

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 06:53 PM

4.5 grams lighter than the normal quarter inch 3 wrap is interesting but does anyone know the different weights of the 2,3, and 4 wraps? It would be good to know anyway for when I mix them up.

Many years ago I had written about it for REV I rods in the "Drachen Magazin" which was published in German.
Now I am picking at my brain.
It seems to me it was 7 grams difference between 2 and 3 and the same 3 and 4. I never checked the weight of my 6 wraps(STIFF).
I think the 4 wrap was 28 grams, followed by 3 wrap at 21 grams and 2 wrap at 14 grams.
The REV I rods are 91cm long and the REV 1.5 are 79cm long.
I just measure my 1.5 rods on a relatively inaccurate US postal scale and got:
- 2 wrap 0.5oz
- 3 wrap 0.7oz
- 4 wrap 0.9oz

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#23 St.Even

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 07:50 PM

I don't know how much my sails weigh....... I don't know how much my spars weigh and I dont know lenghts or widths or any of the other technical stuff that makes my kite fly. I don't even have a second hand on my watch!!! I do know that when my handles do this .... or that ....... it makes my kite fly and gives me enjoyment. Carry on family. :D

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 02:09 AM

Now that the spars are here, does that mean the new Rev is soon to follow? :D :D
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Posted 28 June 2007 - 08:53 AM

i would like to try the advantage leading edge and downspars that go on a rev indoor on a 1.5 sail i bet you would see some light wind peforamce then

iQuad has some cut-down indoor spars for their 1.5s. They fly pretty sweet in very light winds.
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Posted 28 June 2007 - 11:47 AM

This'll be taken as another departure from sanity, coming from me, but it's not - honestly....!

I like: "Stealth". No? Give's an air of high-tech, dark-grey carbon, so light they're barely there.... etc etc. :)

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 12:11 PM

Ben,
Using the same material and method is a 10 gram 2 wrap in the future?

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 12:46 PM

With you on the Stealth frame Fraser.

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 09:01 AM

With you on the Stealth frame Fraser.



:D Must be a Brit thing, eh?

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 11:16 AM

No, actually i think we are on the same tablets. :ph34r: :wacko:

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 01:49 PM

Or should be, at least. LOL

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 06:41 PM

Hey all, so i've got soem realy good addition information. There is more thank a 20 gram drop from the Standard 3 wrap to the Race 3 wrap and were about 10 grams less than the Standard 2 wrap. Oh and the weights are in the complete frame set.

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Posted 30 June 2007 - 08:18 AM

So why aint Revs being raced? 4 or 5 Revs racing around a course would look a whole lot more impressive and easier to understand for many folk than much of the traditional stuff that hapens now.
It would sure help the sale of Rev spares :lol:

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Posted 30 June 2007 - 10:51 AM

So why aint Revs being raced? 4 or 5 Revs racing around a course would look a whole lot more impressive and easier to understand for many folk than much of the traditional stuff that hapens now.
It would sure help the sale of Rev spares :lol:

Woops!

I know I said earlier that I didnít know anybody who races Revs, well that is true, but post has reminded me, I have heard, (though I have never seen it), that Midland Kite Flyers have something they call a Rev Race, an obstacle course against the clock.
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#35 Baloo

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Posted 30 June 2007 - 12:02 PM

Not seen it Bob, was going to a MKF event but drove past it to go see John B and Lam when they visited London. It definatly sounds like fun though.

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Posted 30 June 2007 - 01:36 PM

well i just got back from flying in a 3 mph wind with my 1.5 sul and so far im still lovein the 2 wrap . as for the race spar if its better then trying an indoor frame set on a 1.5 sail i do wanna see it
GOD PUT ME HERE. TO ENJOY THE WINDS

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Posted 30 June 2007 - 07:06 PM

I'm with you!

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Posted 30 June 2007 - 08:30 PM

Hello Family and today was a good day for testing the Race frame the wind was about 2 moh when I started my day and went up to about 9 mph and I put these things thru there paces, heck I even gave a lesson on a set and they did not break. As of this writting I guess I should give you all the info I can, the new stickers are being made and should be in a week or two depending on the availability of the material I want to use, now as for weight 3 wrap spars are 16.3 grams, the SUL's are 13 grams the new Race shafts are 11.5 and the flex is between the SUL and the 3 wrap, also as Ive said all along these rods are not for everyone but they have improved my ability to fly in the light wind as well as the mid level of wind. The sail has a bit more of the bellow effect that I am able to use to my advantage because of the weight and the stiffness of these rods but Family remember these are for the serious flier and are different than what you are used too......Ben B)

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 01:46 AM

Thanks for the info Ben. Sounds interesting.

Just need to wait for the price and availability now.

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 04:39 PM

me too .. are thgese rods going to limited or a full production setup
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