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#1 Watty

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 11:34 AM

Is there any efficiant way to fly a kite in swirly winds. All around my house the wind can't seem to blow in the same direction for more than a minute. Is there a way to fly iin this kind of condition, or do I need to just keep going to a park with less trees to fly?

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 12:37 PM

watty a bigger park is always good but if your stuck to fly in a small area a flag is good to have you can buy a sport flag at your local sporting goods store it has a metal peg that goes into the ground follow it and yoll know ahead of thime when you have to change direction.. also haveing a vented kite works well too.. smaller areas are better with shorter lines too so you cvan change direction quickly
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Posted 08 August 2007 - 12:49 PM

Is there any efficiant way to fly a kite in swirly winds. All around my house the wind can't seem to blow in the same direction for more than a minute. Is there a way to fly iin this kind of condition, or do I need to just keep going to a park with less trees to fly?

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Follow the flow, you have the vented B-Series correct ? if so you should be able to handle the swirls, might be like flying indoors outside having to rotate around to stay with the wind. might be a good training exercises for you.

Use the kite to fly on the wind, not the wind to fly the kite.

Had similar circumstance to that yesterday and that was on the beach 0-2mph with an ultralight Rev 1, it felt like indoor flying I kept having to follow what little air current was there around in circles, it was actually allot of fun and very challenging. (course I wouldn't want to do that everyday)
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Posted 08 August 2007 - 12:55 PM

iQuad deals with changing wind directions on a regular basis... We just try to stay attuned, and follow the wind when it moves.

Sometimes this calls for a quick 180 on the field, but it works once you get the hang of it.

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 12:59 PM

Is there any efficiant way to fly a kite in swirly winds. All around my house the wind can't seem to blow in the same direction for more than a minute. Is there a way to fly iin this kind of condition, or do I need to just keep going to a park with less trees to fly?

Spence

Any large object such as trees, house, garage have an effect on the wind quality flowing to your kite. They great terrible wind turbulences.
You need to get as far away from them as you can.

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 01:01 PM

Quick rule of thumb is 1/2 mile of clear land on the upwind side... This should generally make for decent conditions.

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#7 Watty

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 01:41 PM

Yeah. I usually fly at a park in town where there are few structures, usually up higher in elevation as well.

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