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#1 Joe B

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 02:38 PM

I had a chance to make up some lines for stacking and here are some pics of my first time putting it all together over the weekend. What a blast! I used my vented, mid vent and standard in that order, from front to back. It worked perfectly, and boy, did that ever pull hard! I'm working on a video that I'll have to post later.... EDIT: Video here.... Joe's Rev Stack

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 02:39 PM

A few more....

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 02:40 PM

Last but not least... the last pic before taking it all apart.

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 03:35 PM

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 07:44 PM

I see you standing there, more or less upright, with your arms pulled in close to your body.

Hard-pulling kites stretch your arms out straight and try to dislocate your shoulders.

To keep from being dragged down-field, you have to dig your heels in and lean back at about 45 to 60 degrees.

Just kidding. It's a nice-looking stack!
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Posted 25 July 2011 - 08:21 PM

I am just incredibly strong for my size, Pete! B)

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 09:31 PM

Thanks for the pictures Joe.

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 03:37 AM

I am just incredibly strong for my size, Pete! B)


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Posted 26 July 2011 - 07:27 AM

Great pics Joe!

The stack looks especially impressive against the backdrop of your unassuming neighborhood.... The blues really stand out!!

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 08:11 AM

Very nice my friend they really stand out in the sky...... BenPosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 02:06 PM

Thanks for all the comments!

Video is now up!

Joe's Rev Stack

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQAa9MuJp9c

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 06:13 PM

Nice stack!

I have wondered about that sequence of kites, does having them in that order reduce the shaking of the stack when you hold it in the middle of the wind window?


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Posted 26 July 2011 - 07:43 PM

Nice stack!

I have wondered about that sequence of kites, does having them in that order reduce the shaking of the stack when you hold it in the middle of the wind window?


-Alden

He has it right.
You generally want the REV with the least pull on the front. In this case a full vent.
At the back you want the REV with the most pull to stabilize the stack. In this case it is full sail.
In addition, the front REV you want to have the tougher rods with lighter rods as you move back.
However the rods on your last REV should not be too light as they just might break.
You will also note that you should have 7 train lines between the REVs, one on each end cap.
Now, if all the REVs are identical, you should still "try" to have the last kite pulling a bit more then the rest.
This can usually be done by altering the tilt of that last REV and/or lengthening the train lines to the last REV.

If you still experience shaking, start measuring your train lines. Each set should have the same length. A set in the this case refers to say the lines between REV 1 and REV 2 or REV 3 and REV4 and etc.
You could also measure each train line from the first to the last kite. They should also be the same length.
Correct any inaccuracies then your train should settle down a lot.
Another thing I have notice is the variation of the age of the sails in the train. Older sails which might have stretched unevenly can add to the shaking. When old sails mix with new sails this can also add to shaking, but not always.

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 09:27 PM

Yep 7 train lines, One on each end cap, however dont forget the On in the middle of the leading edge.

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 10:11 PM

Yep 7 train lines, One on each end cap, however dont forget the On in the middle of the leading edge.

You are definitely right! I failed to clarify that point of attachment.

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 05:28 PM

Hey Joe, Looks G R E A T !!! I think you got it right ! Posted Image

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 09:50 PM

You are definitely right! I failed to clarify that point of attachment.

B) Sorry John, just couldnt resist that One. :kid_devlish:

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 10:23 PM

B) Sorry John, just couldnt resist that One. :kid_devlish:

Nothing to be sorry about. You brought out a good point that I failed to mention.

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 07:10 PM

awesome!!!
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 11:44 AM

Loved the video, make more!
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