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#20050 B series handle tuning

Posted by Choccy on 21 May 2008 - 01:08 AM

Maybe I am just cautious - I am known for my moderate, considered and introverted flying (that comments for you Choccy and Groz ;) ).

Thanks for that Sailor... "introverted flying" :lol:

Our floopy weather conditions mean that we get to experiment a lot with our handle settings!

At the Weymouth kite festival (on the south coast of UK), we were given some advice.
The wind had dropped to bearly nothing. I was struggling to launch the kite (ok so it was my vented at the time).
I couldn't be bothered to set up the standard sail.... *tsk* :kid_smartass:

I had the handle setting knot nearest my hands, and was 'educated' in the delightful ways of physics of the kite.
With the lines tied all the way at the top, the kite will not get the amount of lift as you'd expect.
As the wind just "sheets" through rather than applying lift. (See Stephen I was paying attention :lol:)

So even on a light wind day it should be possible with the correct sail/kite to gain lift from the upper middle handle settings.

Again it is all about preference.

Personally I prefer not to fly at all when the wind is too extreme: too light or too strong.

Steve: that's not fat... you have invested in a wee flagon of ale not a keg/barrel. :)

#19391 REV shots with famous landmark backgrounds!

Posted by Choccy on 14 May 2008 - 02:09 AM

You would need a damn great rev to do that - a blast at least I would have thought!

Oh, at the very least the "jolly green GIANT" :rolleyes:

#19388 REV shots with famous landmark backgrounds!

Posted by Choccy on 14 May 2008 - 12:55 AM

(Sorry, I'll close the door on my way out)

Yes !

That was a bit toooo rude Sailor (you're obsessed) :blue_blush:

Shame the Homer Simpson chalk character isn't still beside The Giant....
would have been fun to fly over the doughnut ;)

Pic of Homer Simpson on the Hill in UK.

#19386 REV shots with famous landmark backgrounds!

Posted by Choccy on 14 May 2008 - 12:15 AM

I live about 4 miles away from stonehenge.

You could get the view of the stones behind but they would be far away across a field (behind another fence).
If you go past the car park (on the right) and turn off the main road on the next left (some ppl park for free on this dirt track)!
obviously this shot would depend on the wind direction and you'd have to fly over a fence and have a long lens.
do able but not ideal.

If the weather had been good when we went to the Weymouth kite fest we would
have attempted a very naughty pic of a rev over The Giant (Man) on the chalk hill at Cerne Abbas :blush: :lol:

*Obviously* the rev would be covering his 'modesty'!

#18789 Sunderland Internation Kite Festival

Posted by Choccy on 07 May 2008 - 01:23 PM

There is plenty of space and I was thinking it might be a good place for a Rev Clinic.

Groz and Choccy will hopefully be present :);) :kid_content:
When during the event may the clinic happen?

#15136 REV shots with famous landmark backgrounds!

Posted by Choccy on 10 March 2008 - 09:32 AM

Not so much a famous landmark, but nevertheless interesting. In the background is Barbury Castle, one of several Iron Age forts in Wiltshire, UK.

Funny thing that, went all that way and flew there, but didn't see the castle at all! :lol: