Hello from Mauritius Island
Posted 05 January 2012 - 10:58 PM
But i am sure this is more flyer inexperience here
Posted 07 January 2012 - 11:34 AM
Had almost 20mins sorting out the lines (#175) i received with the kite, walked from kite to stake more than 25 times to get them separated and untwisted lol. Just a bad line management from the start even if i followed JB tutorials (thanks BTW)
First day is CHAOTIC!!! LOL
Told myself i would not want to wait another flight session as i could miss that perfect wind condition. Concentrated and forgot all from dual line and controls
Launch...spins...crashhhh!!! Had another 10mins sorting out what lines and handles i was holding then tried again with more concentration.
Here i am now, handles only 10-12 cms apart in my hands, trying to get both perfectly equal and launch..fly up again, spins but managed this time to get it back LE pointing up
Applied some brakes to let it down straight and repeated this hundreds times until 100% forward and reverse back to the ground.
I GET IT NOW
What a strange feeling i got when i get it back to the top of the window, stopped it there, then reverse it to the ground, few inches and back up again..
Practiced some vertical moves too but they are not as stable as in horizontal flight and still practicing hovering in vertical while pulling upper part toward the wind.
I changed from #175 to a #150 a made myself and the kite flew way better..perhaps less drag on the line and more responsive. Second time unwinding the lines was better and took me only minutes to start flying. but still need to manage them better
Here is a little video my flight mate recorded from the cellphone and this is dedicated to you all here who helped me with this little rocket
So thanks a lot everyone and i will post a better video when i get better at Rev flying...next year lol
Stepping into the Dark Side ;D
Posted 07 January 2012 - 03:43 PM
Posted 07 January 2012 - 05:12 PM
Posted 10 January 2012 - 11:27 AM
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