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Best Answer Bmwbob, 18 March 2013 - 03:10 PM

The manual is on its way to you, sent regular snail mail.  The manual consists of 3-4 pages and is not much.  I hope it helps you with what you are looking for.  The DVD is much more informative than the manual.
 
Glad you got that bad-boy back up in the air and that it is working good for you.  Let us know how you get along with your buggy! :)


Yeah, if I could get some decent, consistent wind the learning curve would zip along faster.
Today's flight had me trying to hover the 2-4 in wind that was up and down.
NO hover. When the wind came up, the kite went up, then the wind would quit and it would land. :-(
Other than that, it seems to be doing at least as good as I am! :-) I'm starting to get a feeling for the point where the power comes on and off.
Standby for a possible order for a Blokart. I finally made contact with some Florida kart era, though it may be JIBE before I actually get to sail one.
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#1 Bmwbob

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 03:13 AM

To avoid having another problem like the one I had with my 2-4, due to improper assembly of the kite ( did not receive the manual with the used kite although the seller said they would supply one), can anyone help me in obtaining the manuals for the two Power Blast kites?
As I said, I already have the 2-4 and I will be picking up a used 4-8 this Saturday.
Thanks!
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Posted 13 March 2013 - 10:08 AM

Call or email Ben or Lolly, either should be able to hook you up!!


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 10:59 AM

BMWbob, I am going to send you a manual.  The 2-4 and the 4-8 have the same manual.  It should go out to you today.



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 11:25 AM

Thanks, Kent. Fortunately, the damage to the 2-4 was repairable. It just bugs me to have things like that happen! Bob

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 09:48 AM

Ahh, but modification is half the fun, if it still flies.


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Posted 17 March 2013 - 02:14 PM

The fellow who sold me the PB 4-8 also supplied the Revolution DVDs that accompany the PB series. One of the setup steps John emphasized most strongly on the video was making certain you passed the spar through the bungee before putting it into the end cap. He said that if you didn't do that, the bungee could rip through the sail. Yup, that's exactly what happened! Too bad I didn't know about that before hand! :-( Oh, well. The repair wasn't too arduous, and the 2-4 is right back to dragging me all over the field! Can't wait for the Flexi buggy to get here! Bob

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 11:40 AM

The manual is on its way to you, sent regular snail mail.  The manual consists of 3-4 pages and is not much.  I hope it helps you with what you are looking for.  The DVD is much more informative than the manual.

 

Glad you got that bad-boy back up in the air and that it is working good for you.  Let us know how you get along with your buggy! :)



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 03:10 PM   Best Answer

The manual is on its way to you, sent regular snail mail.  The manual consists of 3-4 pages and is not much.  I hope it helps you with what you are looking for.  The DVD is much more informative than the manual.
 
Glad you got that bad-boy back up in the air and that it is working good for you.  Let us know how you get along with your buggy! :)


Yeah, if I could get some decent, consistent wind the learning curve would zip along faster.
Today's flight had me trying to hover the 2-4 in wind that was up and down.
NO hover. When the wind came up, the kite went up, then the wind would quit and it would land. :-(
Other than that, it seems to be doing at least as good as I am! :-) I'm starting to get a feeling for the point where the power comes on and off.
Standby for a possible order for a Blokart. I finally made contact with some Florida kart era, though it may be JIBE before I actually get to sail one.
Bob

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 11:01 AM

Awesome.  The Blokart is pretty fun, and much easier to do than a buggy.  You do get a little limited on the wind though.  The 4-8 will get you out buggying in winds that a Blokart will just stare at.



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 11:16 AM

Unless someone at JIBE just HAS to have my Flexi buggy, I will probably have that and either a different buggy (long,low, and BIG tires!), or be looking for a Blokart. Maybe I could rig up foot steering on the Blokart and use the 4-8 to haul it! :-) And being stared at while engaged in activities that are easily misunderstood is something I'm quite accustomed to! :-) Bob

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:40 PM

hey bob u mean u havent even tried the 4-8 yet when i first bought it i couldnt wait wind was a screaming 15mph and i launched the 4- 8 for about 15 seconds and landed it and put it away and waited for 5mph much better experiance wasnt long before i took out again in 15mph no problem its s great kite i already have sellers remorse dont forget if you ever want to get rid of it let me know send me your address i have the other leading edge piece i will send i thought i put in bag but it was in bed of truck didnt know till i got home and emptyied truck out i acctually have a leading end and middle to send ya  enjoy the kite

 

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 01:09 PM

Hi, Steve! I'm waiting until I'm sure I understand all I need to about the 2-4 before I drag out the 4-8. It will be a few more days now, since I've pulled a muscle in my back wrestling with the 2-4. I'll PM you with the address and such. I've learned a lot from the DVDs! Don't worry. If I ever part with Revzilla, you'll get first shot! Thanks! Bob

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 10:49 AM

That 4-8 doesn't fly quite like the others.  It's some kind of special.  The issue is that because it is such a giant and has a ton of mass to it, it only turns when the sail is loaded up.  So flying static can be a challenge.  What happens is that the kite will reach the edge of the window and you will pull the brake line and it responds very poorly or not at all.  What you need to do is to pull the handle in to load the sail and then pull the brake line to turn it.  It's kinda like flying a Zen...attached to a greyhound bus.

 

In the buggy you have much better control and a much larger window to play with.  Less turning and more finess with controlling the power.  Flying static is a challenge because as soon as the kite loads up, it shoots to the edge of the window where you have to man-handle it around to get it going the other way.  It's a lot of yank-turn-yank-turn type of flying.  In the buggy you pound it into the power and it just pulls good and hard while you move along with it, less yank-turn style of flying.

 

I would definiately learn to fly it in the sub-8mph winds first!!!  Anything over that is a ton of power.



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Posted 20 March 2013 - 11:09 AM

Kent, I appreciate and will definitely heed your advice on this beast! Hey, are you getting my emails I send to you at WOC? I would have bought the 4-8 new from you, but I sent you 3 emails inquiring about one and never got a response. I sent you another email earlier today on a different topic and haven't heard back. The only way I appear to be able to get word to you is by posting on this forum. Bob

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 02:02 PM

Bob,

 

Please go to http://www.awindofchange.com/

There click on "Contact Us", in the upper right corner.

The page has all of Kent's business contact information.

 

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 03:32 PM

JM, That's how I've been doing it. Just gets frustrating after a while when it doesn't work. Bob

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 09:16 PM

Tried his 800#?


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Posted 21 March 2013 - 03:19 AM

No. I was a little too close to something that went BOOM! A number of years ago and lost 40% of my hearing in both ears. I wear two of the best hearing aids I can afford (insurance doesn't cover them), and get by pretty well in most situations. The telephone, however, gives me a fit pretty often. Some people's voices are nearly unintelligible to me. A strong northeastern accent is hard, unless they speak slower than normal and loud. The one that REALLY gets me is a person with a middle eastern accent, like the ones at most tech support lines. I end up having my wife listen to them and interpret to me. Not complaining. The mere fact that I'm still alive and able to do many of the things I want to after all these years tells me that I am blessed above a large percentage of my peers! Email is the best way for me to communicate, given my condition. One other thing I try to take into account is that some (many?) sellers may not have the time or patience to respond to as many questions as I might have about their wares. I am not offended if they refer me to some website where I can read the info I am seeking. I sense that perhaps some folks may be interpreting my using the forum to pose a direct query to Kent as casting dispersions on the character of his person or his business. Let me assure you who have responded as well as those waiting in the wings to do so that this is NOT the case. Kent and Daelyn, as well as ALL of the vendors I have had the pleasure to either do business with, or simply contact for information have been nothing but friendly, courteous and helpful to me.It is NOTHING more than an attempt to see if there is a technical issue on either end of the communication channel I have been trying to use , PERIOD. Further deponent sayeth not. Bob

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 10:55 AM

Bob,

 

I am not sure what is going on but I am not getting any e-mails from you.  I have received some in the past and you are not being blocked anywhere I can see (no spam filters or such).

I am sorry if you have been trying to contact me and felt that we were ignoring you.  That surely is not the case.

 

Just to make sure you have the correct e-mail:

customerservice@awindofchange.com

 

You can also send me a PM on this forum as well.  I will try to see if there is anything going on with my e-mail here.



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 11:03 AM

Kent, Well that's kind of good news/bad news. That is the email address I have been using right along. When I didn't hear back from you about the 4-8, I figured I had driven you nuts with all of my newbie questions, which would be understandable. In the future, if I don't get a response in what I consider to be a reasonable period of time, I'll either call you on the phone and ask if you got my message, or try the PM feature as you suggest. Did you see my other post asking about the pros and cons of using lines as short as 50 or 60 feet on the Power Blasts in order to avoid overflying sunbathers? Bob




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