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Member Since 20 Oct 2007
Offline Last Active Mar 15 2009 01:50 PM

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In Topic: Flight above the water. (Revopolo UL)

15 March 2009 - 07:43 AM

Beautiful flying, I wish I had half your skill! Or a nice calm lake to fly over...

In Topic: Spar repair possible

22 July 2008 - 07:05 AM

I had a 2" crack like this form when I failed to fully insert an end spar into the center one. It broke when I barely tapped the ground. I just wrapped two layers of packing tape around the crack and use that side for the wingtip now. The spar is under very light compression instead of flexing there, so the crack seems to have no effect.

In Topic: Rev trains (with tails)

22 July 2008 - 06:57 AM

I LOVE flying my Revs with tails.

If you put tails anywhere on the front kite(s), then you can't do spins without wrapping the tails in the train lines. You're forced to fly the rev like a two line kite.

I put my tails on the leading edge tips of the last kite. The increased separation helps keep them from sticking together. The loading is more balanced across the center of the kite. And spectators are always very impressed by the giant helix that forms when you do spins. :clap2:

I've been using Tube Tails 50' (colored trash bag type plastic tubes) from MidwestKites, which worked fairly well, but they split the seams after a while and fray at the ends. They're certainly cheap enough, though. Anyone have a suggestion for durable tails in the 75-100' range?

Even if you don't care for them visually, tails are a great way to stabilize (slow down) your Rev in fast or turbulent winds.