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Felix Mottram

Member Since 03 Sep 2007
Offline Last Active May 29 2016 05:29 AM

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In Topic: Line adjustment

22 November 2015 - 11:57 AM

With the kite facing left or right you will of course quickly find the buoyancy point if you bring the kite to a halt.  Flying a (Revolution) kite is 'all about' holding it stationery in the sky at any point and at any angle in the wind window <grins> 

In Topic: 120 ft team standard flight length ....?

20 July 2015 - 08:39 AM

I had to pick a standard when I wrote the manual a few years ago.

Some teams used 100', some used 120'.

iQuad used 120's; I was on iQuad; so I chose 120 feet smile.png


As far as I can tell, and having checked with Jacob, we were using 125ft lines from about 1993.  One of the reasons the Decs did not get involved in 'mega' flies prior to the Portsmouth/Bristol Grid events was that we were still using the longer line sets.  I cannot recall exactly how the team were persuaded to standardise on 120ft subsequently.  Probably best not to ask <grins>



In Topic: 120 ft team standard flight length ....?

20 July 2015 - 02:46 AM

If I recall correctly, The Decorators established in the early 90s that 120ft was the ideal line length for quadline team flying.
From then most team followed this as a standard probably so that multiple teams could fly together.


I don't think that it was quite like that as we were using c125ft lines for quite some time.  We went for longer lines when the team first had 8 fliers on a regular basis but we were flying Rev1 kites by preference so definitely needed the extra space provided.



In Topic: UK Flight Sites

20 January 2015 - 11:42 AM

Hi Felix,


I found this beach ( see pic) about a mile north of Skegness and it was pretty much deserted even though it was the middle of August,

There is a free carpark opposite the Golf Club/Hotel  ( I was staying there for a couple of nights and used their car park) and it a short walk to the beach.

Post code   PE25 1DN is the Golf Club.


And yes, I am sitting down using a B mid-vent but should have used a vented!  






Hi Bill,  


Thanks for the info.  That looks like a tidal area which might explain why it was deserted in August.  I think that we ended up flying nearer to the M1 corridor that year...