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#1 B-13

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 10:48 AM

Hello All REVers here :)

I am Bryan from Mauritius Island (Far far away from you) and new to quad lines.
Been flying duals for months and had a deal for a Rev kite i could not let go. Go my Supersonic is coming soon and someone (one of the best flyers, if not the best) directed me here.
So this is my first post in the Revolution Community and seize the occasion to Wish you all a Merry Christmas and Joyful 2012.

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 11:28 AM

Happy Holidays and welcome to the "Darkside"!!! Posted Image Got any questions, feel free to ask!!

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 11:40 AM

Posted Image B,and Merry Christmas to you.
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Posted 23 December 2011 - 03:10 PM

Happy holidays Bryan, welcome to the family. ;)

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 09:08 PM

Thanks everyone for the warm welcome.
I will start by surfing the forum for existing post that might reply to my simple questions and avoid any duplicate questions here.
This will make some reading to me till my kite arrives..to excited for it to come

Anyway this welcome already makes me feel home here :)

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 11:37 PM

Hi Bryan....

Happy Holidays and welcome to the Rev Family. I know that you will have an awesome 2012 (because you started flying RevsPosted Image). It's a life changer; all for the best!

Always feel free to ask about any questions, problems or concerns that you may have. Everyone on this forum is friendly and eager to share their knowledge and experiences.

Happy Flying! :)
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Posted 24 December 2011 - 07:49 PM

Hi Bryan....

Happy Holidays and welcome to the Rev Family. I know that you will have an awesome 2012 (because you started flying RevsPosted Image). It's a life changer; all for the best!

Always feel free to ask about any questions, problems or concerns that you may have. Everyone on this forum is friendly and eager to share their knowledge and experiences.

Happy Flying! :)


I agree 100%!!! I just started myself in Sept and absolutly am hooked. I started on a Supersonic also. Now I have 2 Supersonics, 1 Shockwave and 1 Blast. Not to mention my duel lines. It will change your life...just wait and see...if your a couch potato like I was... you won't be for much longer ;) Welcome to the family. Your gonna LOVE it. Don't let your first few attemps discourage you. It takes some getting use to and that Supersonic is Unbelievably Quick. (There's a reason they come with 3 extra spars...you'll probably need them) :) but once you get the feel for it...well, you'll see. Happy Holidays and Happy Flying.
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Posted 25 December 2011 - 12:24 AM


Oyepitsme, thanks for encouraging me in this new world. I know the Supersonic is rapid and can be too rapid for me to learn and hard for a first flyer but i am determined in leaning quad controls and also i had it from a deal i could not let go Posted Image

I will perhaps get a EXP or a REV 1.5 later for more controls and precise flying..need to save bit for this..
How you feel the supersonic at first flight? And of course what you broke in it too Posted Image

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 10:12 AM

If you ever find yourself in Durban - South Africa, then let me know and we can fly together. I'm no JB, but I've been at it for 2 years and feel like I'm starting to get a handle on a few things here and there.


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Posted 25 December 2011 - 10:46 AM

If you ever find yourself in Durban - South Africa, then let me know and we can fly together. I'm no JB, but I've been at it for 2 years and feel like I'm starting to get a handle on a few things here and there.


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Steven, thank you for the help. Will not come to SA soon but we do have business partners there in my job and perhaps a visit for next year. Will definitely meet you for some flying.
Of course if you are jumping to Mtius too let me know..but pretty sure the beaches will keep your kite bag closed during the visit Posted Image

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 07:51 PM

Bryan, I just took a photo/info tour around Mauritius Island... WOW, what a beautiful place!

I'd love to jump over there sometime for some filming and fun.

Pricey plane tickets, but it's tempting. :)

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 03:27 AM

Bryan, I just took a photo/info tour around Mauritius Island... WOW, what a beautiful place!

I'd love to jump over there sometime for some filming and fun.

Pricey plane tickets, but it's tempting. :)


John, take a look of my photos in my portfolio here taken round the island and some more on my facebook page
Yeah tickets are really hot to here but you can save on hotel fees if i offer you stay during your visit.
Of course FREE visit round the island against some personal flying course Posted Image

You are the most welcome man

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 09:18 AM

And Durban is a short plane trip away from Mauritius as well ;)

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 08:01 PM

Welcome to the Family my friend and remember we are here if you have any questions...... BenPosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 08:10 PM

Heya Ben :)
Thanks for the welcome..
It's a NICE FAMILY here.. how i wish i was near you and meet you in the fields
A bit lost now as i haven't received my kite yet and haven't got this feeling but i can feel it through the post and videos i watch everyday :)

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 10:16 PM

B-13 : just posted in your other topic! Is the kite you're getting "ready to fly"? If so, it has handles included in the package, lines too! Any ideas of what you're getting for sure?

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 10:43 PM

SS i'm getting a Supersonic complete ready to fly package :)
The handles i am referring to was to keep a pair ready. I can have a deal someday for a kite without handles and it's good to have them in hands Posted Image

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 10:52 PM

As long as you're trying to get others involved !! Most only get 1-2 sets of handles, get different line sets, then get kite only pkgs from then on!! Kite only is much cheaper and if you don't need more handles, why buy them again!!

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 08:20 PM

So Supersonic is here :)

First flight on Wednesday to get some feel of it (First ever quad line flight too). Staked the handles as in the tutorials and walk down to end of the lines to get the kite connected, wind was a bit too low for it i think and it will just fly few feet before landing back. Waited a bit while having my hands on it on the ground and moving individuals wings (up, down, right & left) to know how things work in this new kite :)

Then winds picked up i managed to get it up... WHAT AM I DOING??? Being still too used with dual lines, i get the kite to move left or right or spins before crashing LE down :(
Harder than i thought, i got some seconds of control before it will just dive towards me with LE forward or spins to much near the ground then crash...

Packed up all before i get something damaged on it's first flight then sat down watching a nice sunset :)

So now i am wondering what could have been wrongly done except user errors. Perhaps to light winds for it to get full control of it. Lines i received with it were #175 and i already built #150 85' for it just in case these are too heavy.
then another issue is that during the spins and turns, it is logic that the lines will twist (2 left twisted with 2 right lines) but is twisting withing the same side possible? I mean top lines will get twisted with bottom lines where the handles hasn't been rotated itself.
Hope my explanations here are clear enough so anyone can understand my issues and drop some help in my newbie Quad career.

Thanks for any help in advance

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 10:43 PM

Hello B, Did you check and make sure all your lines are the same length? If not, stake them,(off of the handles) and check that they are all equal.Posted Image JB has a good tutorial on this!
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