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#1 SparkieRob

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 07:23 AM

Just started flying Revs and keen to fly, watch, learn and pick your brains.

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 09:05 AM

Feel free to ask away Rob,there are alot of knowledgable,helpful folks on this forum,

who will be glad to help you out when they can. by the way ,I did a google search of perth w.a., beautiful area ,I want come fly with you:)

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 09:29 AM

Feel free to ask away Rob,there are alot of knowledgable,helpful folks on this forum,

who will be glad to help you out when they can. by the way ,I did a google search of perth w.a., beautiful area ,I want come fly with you:)

Michael


Thanks mate. Have been looking through the various sections of the forums and there are some great tips. Some I never would've known about, like setting up LE down but you can't beat working next to someone for quick learning. It's the subtleties that make flying these beauties so rewarding.

It is a beautiful place here and I always feel lucky when out in the sunshine with my feet on the grass, wind at my back and my eyes in the sky.

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#4 Stone in Shoe Bob

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 01:16 PM

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, a day spent flying with an experienced pilot is worth weeks spent struggling on alone, but until you find yourself a face to face mentor, here’s my two pennyworth.

One lesson that took me a long time to learn is; "Remember to Use Your Feet", don’t try to do it all with the handles. A gentle step back or even just shifting your weight onto your back foot will increase drive by gently increasing apparent wind speed, conversely a gentle move forward will reduce drive. It may seem obvious as you read the words but it’s easily forgotten on the field. Remember, good Rev flying is a whole body thing, if you don’t believe me, take a look at some of the videos posted, here and elsewhere, watch experienced pilots and novices. Experienced pilots tend to be very mobile and fluid, whilst novices tend to be much more rigid. I know it may sound a bit “new age hippy” but you need to able feel and respond to the kite.
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#5 SparkieRob

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:51 PM

It's funny how some things just click, "Remember to move your feet". I was flying on the weekend in some changeable winds and I made a conscious effort to move around and I found that I was able to stay in the air the whole time.

Thanks Bob.

I had the whole area to myself so I used it. What a difference moving your feet can make. A few steps back, then give a little. Wow! Probably the best flying I've done yet. The time, and my little EXP, flew by.

Rob.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:51 PM

It's funny how some things just click, "Remember to move your feet". I was flying on the weekend in some changeable winds and I made a conscious effort to move around and I found that I was able to stay in the air the whole time.

Thanks Bob.

I had the whole area to myself so I used it. What a difference moving your feet can make. A few steps back, then give a little. Wow! Probably the best flying I've done yet. The time, and my little EXP, flew by.

Rob.

There is rather well known kite flier and friend of mine living in Perth. His name is Michael Alvarez.
I don't think he flies REVs.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:55 PM

There is rather well known kite flier and friend of mine living in Perth. His name is Michael Alvarez.
I don't think he flies REVs.

His web site is: http://www.kitekinet...m.au/index.html
You will also find his telephone number there.

Long John (formerly Mr. R)

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#8 SparkieRob

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 04:51 AM

Thanks for that RevWizard, I'll make contact soon. Maybe once my SLE comes in, that way if we meet up for a fly we don't have to share!

I think I've held onto that massive kite stack of his at a country show a few years back.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:15 PM

I'm Here now too.

 

If there are any other Rev Flyers in WestOz lurking out there, PM or Post.

Maybe we can all fly together some time

 

WA


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:05 PM

I'm Here now too.

If there are any other Rev Flyers in WestOz lurking out there, PM or Post.
Maybe we can all fly together some time

WA

Hey West Australian, we should meet up and fly! Ha ha ha. When your mid gets in we'll put both our stacks up and freak out the dog walkers!!


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#11 West Australian

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:34 PM

Hahahahaha

 

 Stack O Rama...   Oh Yeh!!!!!

Cant Wait for that.....

 

Oh Heck I haven't made any connectors for My Rev's yet.

Where do I find instructions for that?


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