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#41 REVflyer

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:27 AM

frame lighter and don't worry about the increased flexibility,  You can fly a quad when NOTHING else will go,

 

never too hot or humid either (cold or wet, insert whatever weather you don't like etc) only a poorly equipped kiter

 

cut down the frame members on your proposed ultra light, so the sticks end at the edge of the sail, try a tapered spar, at least on the down tubes

 

go to longer handles so you don't have to move as much

 

go to shorter line lengths so you don't have to move as much

 

pick a location with nothing to interfere with what little wind you might otherwise obtain

 

keep coming back to no-wind flying, eventually it will become a preference instead of a curse!



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:24 PM

Talk about HUMID!  Singapore was crazy, like all of my skin turned into a faucet... It was all I could do finish that performance, thighs and hamstrings were SINGING for relief halfway through.

 

I absolutely LOVE it, yes please, may I have another? <grin>

 

Ian and Rob, you guys coming to the Redcliffe Kite Festival in May, near Brisbane?

 

A full iQuad six will in attendance, would love to see you there. ;)


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:26 PM

Yeh Thanks Kwmf, Ive seen lots of the Zero wind videos, it is pretty cool stuff.

I don't have a Zen though, or an Indoor.

 

Hi REVflyer,

I have limited equipment, but do not consider myself poorly equiped. I do fly the STD B in very light wind. Just not in the mood for a Zero Wind Flight the other morning.

And I mean Zero Wind. The little spinner on the top of my Wind Meter would not even move.....

I have to point out that my single line SUL Gliders Will Fly easily in Zero Wind, and Infact did fly on the morning in question.

Ok Dude if you want to run around in 100F+ 70% humidity go for it.......

Longer Handles and some Short 50# Lines are on the wish list.

Also give me a break... I have only been flying Quad for a few weeks, and I Have Not missed a weekday fly yet.

I will ease myself into the Lighter winds, For now I have been flying in 2mph winds and I consider that Ok.

 

 

I had a Sweet Fly Yesterday Arvo though.

Winds 5-20km/h gusting to 35km/h lots of choppyness but heaps of Fun.

Vented with 4 wrap LE and 3 Wrap Verticals.

Practiced lots of Driving forward to the edge of the wind and reversing to the centre, tight spin and go the other way.

Awesome flight.

 

Went out again this morning too.

3-8km/h winds fairly consistent. Great for the STD with 2 Wrap Frame.

Lots of Side and Inverted Hover Practice.

 

Could be some stormy winds here this arfternoon, I look forward to that.


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:38 PM

Your energy practically overflows your posts, keep doing what you're doing and have fun. ani_victory.gif

 

If you haven't found this already, may help some with the training process...

 

http://www.kitelife....ng-with-intent/

 

Best thing, connecting with another flier - it's always a huge help.

 

Good winds!


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:40 PM

Talk about HUMID!  Singapore was crazy, like all of my skin turned into a faucet... It was all I could do finish that performance, thighs and hamstrings were SINGING for relief halfway through.
 
I absolutely LOVE it, yes please, may I have another? <grin>
 
Ian and Rob, you guys coming to the Redcliffe Kite Festival in May, near Brisbane?
 
A full iQuad six will in attendance, would love to see you there. wink.png
 
Way to Go the extra mile there John.
You do great performances.
 
Would love to dude, but the finances do not permit Travel to Brisbane.
(4,400km or 2800mi - 2 day drive - or an expensive plane trip)
Would be great to see you guys in person one day.
 
Also John, Thanks for the B Series.  :)


Thanks for the Comments John, It means a lot.
Catching up with Rob has been a Huge help.
That first day out he gave me so much help. Tips, pointers, etc.
Also he gave me the confidence to Try Flying Quad Again.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:22 PM

Love to fly, and share it. kid_loved.gif


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:46 PM

Every shift I'm a little closer. If I don't make it to Redcliffe, I'm dragging the family to the states for my (our) 40th. There's bound to be something on. Oh, that and Disney Land!

 

Ian, I'll be getting tips from you soon.

 

 

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 02:53 AM

never too hot or humid either (cold or wet, insert whatever weather you don't like etc) only a poorly equipped kiter

 

 

Poorly equipped kiter. Do you mean as in drinks, wet weather gear or in terms of frames and stuff?

 

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:07 AM

Poorly equipped kiter. Do you mean as in drinks, wet weather gear or in terms of frames and stuff?

 

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 04:03 PM

There were some nice Stormy winds yesterday arvo.

Solid Gusts up to 45km/h(24mph) with winds mostly around 25-30km/h(15-18mph)

I had the Vented with the 4 Wrap frame. Probably my Fav Setup.

 

The Vented is nice and calm, easy to keep under control in the stronger winds.

Did some great power dives, stopping before I slam into the ground :)

 

This morning was the Light winds again.

So Out came the STD on 2 Wrap (3 Wrap mid LE)

A bit of work to keep it flying at times, but a nice morning.


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:36 PM

Very Light on this morning.

0-6km/h (0-4mph) Got the STD with 2 wrap up a few times.

Mostly just working to keep it flying. Practiced sideways hovers too.

Not easy for me in the light wind, but it was heaps of fun.

 

Hoping for some strong afternoon winds.


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:48 PM

Light wind is hard work, but GREAT practice. Getting it to work in light winds gives a real sense of achievement and a real buzz.


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:26 PM

Just wait until you get a hold of the light wind and sail loading tutorials. :devil:

Have you thought about doing a flight blog over on the Rev forum? You can set one up for free, and I think it'd be a great inspiration for others. :)

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:47 PM

Thanks Rob, well if we get together for another Morning flight it might be very light winds....

 

Planning on hitting those tutorials soon John.

Not thought about doing a Blog.

If you think there will be interest I can try it.


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:21 PM

Blog might be good instead of using a forum topic for this conversation! 

 

PS: I had really light winds myself today, used my SUL and 50# x120' lines! Even had my Urban Ninja up for a while!! But a good time anyway, lots of light wind practice!! ani_victory.gif


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:42 PM

Well, It was asked for, so Here It Is......

http://www.revkites....est-australian/

My Blog.

 

If people read it, I will keep adding to it.

 

Thanks

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:14 PM

Not thought about doing a Blog.

If you think there will be interest I can try it.

 

Beginners offer the best insights because they're not afraid to ask questions and to learn.

 

As you gain knowledge and add experience so you will begin to reach a point of understanding. That is an extremely powerful position as you begin to be a bridge between still understanding the mind of the beginner while understanding the more advanced.

 

Unless you are actively teaching beginners you will eventually start to forget how their mind works and bridging that gap when explaining things becomes more difficult.

 

Doing a blog would be one method of preserving that bridge in thinking for others to refer to in their own journey.

 

Well, that's just my opinion anyway :)



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Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:17 PM

Wow kwmf, Great insight.

Thanks for your wonderful words.


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 12:13 PM

Well, It was asked for, so Here It Is......

http://www.revkites....est-australian/

My Blog.

 

If people read it, I will keep adding to it.

 

Thanks

WA

 

Nice, I'm a follower! Having done so, I just get a bump by email anytime you add something. ani_notworthy.gif

 

Folks, if you're keen, click the FOLLOW THIS BLOG button at top right of WA's blog (linked above). ;)


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:36 PM

Thanks John.

Hopefully I will get other Followers and a few more comments on my blog.

 

It is encouraging to see interest in it.


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