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#1 West Australian

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:06 PM

Hi All,

Ive been flying for about 25 years as a hobby.

Always taken it easy.

 

I fly Single, Dual and Quad.

I have a Pair of B Series Kites that have seen only a few hours use in the years I have had them.

 

Yesterday I met up with SparkieRob from this forum.

He helped me set up and gave me heaps of tips.

(Thanks Dude)

 

Now I am looking forward to getting my Rev's out more often.

 

Thanks for reading my story.

 

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:13 PM

It was great to finally stand in my, our, own line and have more than one kite it the air. Talk about fun!
Great that I could help and that I could give a few tips. Nothing like having someone to share it with.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:40 PM

It was pretty sweet to see 3 Revs on the field. We must do it again.

 

And thanks for the Try of the B2. Very quick kite.

 

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:45 PM

It was pretty sweet to see 3 Revs on the field. We must do it again.

And thanks for the Try of the B2. Very quick kite.

WA

If you look on YouTube for the B2 Release clip, JB makes what I do look like a kid with crayons! That clip hooked me.
Wait until I get a SuperSonic, think the Micron of quads!


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Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:53 PM

This should help with those rods that are the older ones.

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You flew these in your Vtd yesterday.

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John Mitchell has an awesome website with a detailed Rev history. johnmitchell.com

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:22 PM

Thanks.

I think I will remember which rods are which.

 

My Rev's are quite Old, Yet so new....


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Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:38 AM

Thanks.

I think I will remember which rods are which.

 

My Rev's are quite Old, Yet so new....

If you don't use the Rev history of John M., then on the Rev forum there is a direct comparison of what old and new labels look like and the meaning of each!! I don't have the link handy, maybe JB or Watty can help out?  ani_giveup.gif


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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:42 PM

Thanks Dude.

 

I have been really enjoying my flying.

I flew yesterday at lunch time for about 40min.

The wind was a bit on-off but I had fun.

 

I went again this morning, setting up was much easier today too. Std B Series with 3 Wrap Frame LE and 2 Wrap Verticals.

 

About a quarter of the time I needed an SUL and another quarter I felt like I should have had a Vented.

But the Bits in between were great.

I did some general flying around. I am Nailing my take off and landing.

Heaps of hovering, Normal and sideways.

I also did quite a few controlled Tip landings, holding in place for a couple of seconds.

 

Great Fun.


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Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:42 AM

Building skills is what it is all about!! Learning the control the kite can offer is a life long experience!! The fun has just begun!!ani_yahoo.gif


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:34 PM

Thanks dude.

 

I had a fly on Monday (a Public Holiday here).

My Local park is not the best for flying. Very sheltered from the wind.

I had troubles with the wind coming from behind the kite at times.

 

Still it was fun. Short flights between troubles are better than nothing.

 

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:59 AM

If you can find a place that is exposed to as many compass points as possible! We get the same here in our valley, light or switchy winds! Love going to the beach were it's at least steady most times!! Keep looking around, some place will pop up!!


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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:01 PM

Yeh, The Monday fly was at that park or not at all.

I can drive about 15-20min from home to get a better flying field.

 

My Fav Flying zone is near my work.

Caught some great winds yesterday afternoon.

10-25km/h (16-40mph) it dropped low a few times and there were some solid gusts.

I flew my Vented B series with 4 Wrap frame on 90# 85" lines.

 

It was really nice. Flew for about 45min.

It was very hard to pack up and go home.

 

I was really nailing my upright and sideways hover. And starting to get the hang of the diagonals.

Controlled Sliding in both positions and directions.

Sweet tip landings, hoping fairly neatly from one to the other.

Awesome day. :)

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 08:05 PM

I am keeping up the practice and having a ball.

 

Yesterday arvo was sweeeeeeet...

the wind stayed between 20-30km/h (12-19mph)

very few drops or gusts. so hard to pack up. I got almost an hour of air-time :)

Got some very nice Inverted Hovers going now.

 

This morning was a complete wash-out though.

2 very distinct winds competing against each other meant 90-180deg switches in direction.

dropping to almost zero wind for minutes at a time and gusts over 40km/h (25mph)

Oh well, I will call it a practice setup/packup.

 

Huge thanks to Forum Member SparkieRob for giving me lots of hints, tips and instruction.

And most importantly for giving me the Confidence and Inspiration to learn to fly Quad.  :)  :)  :)


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:13 PM

Rev Line up this Morning, Whoot!!

Mild to moderate winds, quite nice.

 

3 of us there again. Rob set up a 2 Stack for me to try out.

First time flying Quad Stack, I am hooked.

I managed a few tip landings and some multidirectional flight on the stack too.

 

Also got to try out a Mid Vent B Series and a Race Frame in my B Series STD.

 

Got about 2.5hrs Air time too. Longest Quad session for me.

Brilliant Day.

 

Huge thanks to SparkieRob and Kev :)


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:19 PM

Once the Polo gets in, you'll get a turn on a 5 stack!!


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:49 PM

Once the Polo gets in, you'll get a turn on a 5 stack!!


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Sweet!

 

Of course we could combine my Kites with yours when I get stacking lines....... :)


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:12 PM

Once the Polo gets in, you'll get a turn on a 5 stack!!
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Sweet!

Of course we could combine my Kites with yours when I get stacking lines....... :)

Hmmm, an 8 Stack!!! Line recommendations anyone?

That would be a spectacle for sure!

Btw, you flying has improved no end since we first met. I'll soon be asking you for tips!


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:38 PM

Hmmm, an 8 Stack!!! Line recommendations anyone?

150# - If you need more then you have a stack you can't hold.

I kinda look at it like this. If you have 150# lines times 4 that is 600# of even pull. Now I cut that in half to 300# for a safety factor. Even 300# pull is quite difficult to hold.

However you don't want to fly with such a pull all the time.


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:53 PM

8 STACK!!!!

where's my old 500# line eh? ;)

 

Not to mention the Pilot wearing a body harness tied to an anchor ;)

 

Thanks for the Compliment. I have been practicing every weekday.

I think I still have a lot to learn from you yet.


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:12 PM

8 STACK!!!!

where's my old 500# line eh? wink.png

A bit of an over kill, but they will work. However you may not like the drag they create.


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