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#1 David M

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 05:44 PM

Hi Guys,
How do you get rid of the flutter when your flying
:confused!:

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#2 AldenMiler

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 06:39 PM

Depends on how fast you are flying. Adding a little more brake usually takes the noise out for me.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 07:46 PM

Flutter happens when the trailing edge is a bit loose. You can somewhat correct for this as Alden mentioned by varying the speed.
The loose trailing edge usually starts as the REV has more flying time on it. You can try tightening the bungees, but don't over do it as you could stretch the whole sail some.

One thing I did many years ago, with a dual line kite, was to feed some flying line down inside the trailing edge between the sewing and pulling it tight. It definitely quieted the kite down but also effected the control.
I am not quite sure how I would so it with a REV.

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#4 stroke survivor

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 08:49 PM

Got long top leaders?? Let out the top lines a knot or two, that should quiet things down!!

Don't have long top leaders - http://www.revkites....-your-thoughts/ - check out this thread to see what we are talking about!!

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