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#92962 Old Kite

Posted by Simon on 07 June 2013 - 09:59 AM

The Advantage Classic was a Dual Line kite with Advantage rods.  I believe it was designed by Ron Reich.

#82943 Terminology and Definitions

Posted by Simon on 12 August 2011 - 03:02 PM

barf = Bridge & Roof Flying

As in flying on roof tops (get permission first), same goes for bridges as gusts can kill.

3D = anything where the kite flys beyond the "normal" window. See also Street flying and Indoor flying.

#64672 FLiCs Schedule 2010

Posted by Simon on 10 January 2010 - 04:33 AM

I've found FLiC calendar for 2010.


Glad to see they are already booked for Berck :matrix:

#64062 2010 Schedule - The Flying Squad

Posted by Simon on 01 January 2010 - 01:45 PM


Can event organisers please let us have event information as soon as possible, as we are already having to look closely at our schedule? Flyers, please contact the Festival organiser and let them know you want to see The Flying Squad at your local Event.

The links on the schedule page will go to the Festival web sites where you will find location details and timings etc.

A huge Thank You to Revolution International, Esste Confecciones - Los hermanos Gonzalez - "The Brothers" & LaserPro for their support, and especially to you ! all the thousands of people who
watched us in 2009, you made 2009 a very special year for all of us at The Flying Squad.

#62884 Happy Birthday airin

Posted by Simon on 23 December 2009 - 11:20 AM

Happy Birthday day to You, Happy Birthday to You

Hope you have a great day :blue-cool:

#62258 rev-spars = precision spars???

Posted by Simon on 11 December 2009 - 03:53 PM

Spill chuck?


Hi Felix, Thats nothing... Today at work I got a coffee grain under the letter a on my keyboard. Still had loads of stuff to write. So it went our with no A's. I reckon everyone knows I'm a dumb ss nywy :) <Grin>

#62218 rev-spars = precision spars???

Posted by Simon on 11 December 2009 - 10:59 AM

hi folks,

i do not know why, but some weeks ago some guys from germany startet
to weigh their rev-spars out.
we had to see, that the spars have tolerances up to 5 grams (3-wrap).

but, i was shocked, when i saw the pictures of an experiment
that one guy made.
he tested the "deflection" of 2-wraps. i do not know,
whether "deflection" ist the perfect technical term, but the picture
will show you what i mean.

here it is:

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the used weight on both spars is exactly 625 grams.
the outer diameter of the front spar is 7.3 mm, the back spar is 7.45 mm.
the weight of the front spar is 12 grams, the back one weighs 15 grams.

seeing the weight, i considered the front spar to be a "race rod"
with wrong sticker on it.

i think, if one buys a kite like the 1.5 "b-series" including such spars, these tolerances are not acceptable!

give it a try!
check your spars!

please excuse my bad english! i have to come to the states
and exercise a little. (speaking and flying) ;-)

Hi Chewbaka,

I would only worry if B) everyone else was doing this or B) when you check other rods and they are better.

I fin the wind changes take away much of teh varience in rods. An dsewing tolerances by anyone and cloth differences adn line stretch etc etc.. And most imprtat of all the person at the end of the line and there ability.

If I had enough rods to check then I would match my rods, because I'm the kind of person who would.

I would also tie all the bridles and do all the lines and ensure all team flyers use identical leaders on thier handles.

(OK so on the Blasts, I've done the bridles, we have identical Leaders & I did about 6 or 7 sets of lines... Just off to check the rods :) )

#61867 Happy Birthday Mr Hoath!

Posted by Simon on 03 December 2009 - 12:56 AM

Just a quick Heads up, that Stephen might not be able to reply.

He's enjoying my Birthday Present :blushing: Somewhere very warm B)

He He He !!!!

#61684 The Flying Squad Gallery 2009

Posted by Simon on 29 November 2009 - 10:02 AM

 Hi Folks, just a note to say our 2009 looks like it may have its last update...

Please come along and have a look  The Flying Squad then just follow the links to Gallery 2009, you'll see loads of links to the various events.  Each one has a page with a quick description, then the gallery.  ENJOY :)

Edit, I've simplified the Gallery for 2009, and hope to repeat for 2010.  Also I've changed some of the images and we have a lot more of the personalities from events


#60884 UK Gathering,,,,Winter Rev flyers break,,,

Posted by Simon on 07 November 2009 - 07:20 AM

QUOTE (Simon @ Oct 26 2009, 08:59 PM) Posted ImageI'm in the Netherlands so can't be there.

Time for a meeting with some dutch Rev-Pilots Simon ?

I dont think I'll get any spare time :angry: Its a work thing, just outside Amsterdam (Amstelveen)

#60873 How to make new lines

Posted by Simon on 06 November 2009 - 09:23 AM

I guess the length is only critical if you team fly otherwise the length only needs to be approximate.

This is why Gary lets me make as many sets as possible ! And I enjoy making lines.

I made ALL our dual Line sets, so you could if you wanted swap a single line between any of the sets and they are the same.

Same idea with the Quad sets, I know I made 6 plus sets (its a lot of line !!!), these sets are now combined with our Custom Team handles, with the leaders which are our own dimension (basically no adjusting on the bottom lines, its ALL on top.

I'm from the Old School on this and like the "kit" to be set up the same

#60836 How to make new lines

Posted by Simon on 04 November 2009 - 12:14 PM

Get Simon to do them ( he just loves it ) :rolleyes:

I do :wub:

PS Mines Green !

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#60651 Mystery Photos

Posted by Simon on 30 October 2009 - 03:00 PM


Hi JB, You know you are in the photo, looking at this again I think I got your age wrong, maybe 15 or 16?

But who's that girl between you and Scot (UK STACK Flyers should remember her!!)

BTW who is the team in the Background :P - Stephen Hoath should know (or Sabine etc...)

For those that didn't know That is Paul Jobin, The lady with him is Kate Markham, the black trousers therefore would be Bob Markham or Dom Early. I cant remember the name of the guy with the 90's sunglasses.

#60554 OH BOY ! WOW

Posted by Simon on 29 October 2009 - 09:19 AM

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Luca will be so pleased you like his work!!

Not a bad for September in England, it was lovely and Sunny ! Next time we'll rake the sand B)

#60389 UK Gathering,,,,Winter Rev flyers break,,,

Posted by Simon on 26 October 2009 - 12:59 PM

I'm in the Netherlands so can't be there.