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In Topic: UK Gathering,,,,Winter Rev flyers break,,,

10 October 2009 - 12:17 PM

Hear hear - just what Bri said

By 8:30am the mist melted away and we had 2 mph early doors building to 10 mph by 10:30 am - due westerly, straight off the Irish Sea - absolutely sweeeeeet - can there be a smoother wind in the UK?

Well done Bri for organising the "It's not that grim up norf rev gathering". Looking forward to it so much I MIGHT even buy a new hat.


In Topic: Vent direction

25 September 2009 - 10:20 AM

have some of my own theories on venting - too long and bullsh**y to go into and entirely without aerodynamics learning. Mostly i find venting of any kind on any kite slows it down.

regarding these different diagonal vents - would be interesting to hear the techs at rev say "we tried that and......"

for speed though i reckon it's a shockwave or supersonic


In Topic: Estimating Wind Speeds

25 August 2009 - 09:26 AM

One of our club members has come to kiting from rc planes. He told me the orange windsocks you see at airfields are calibrated to be fully horizontal at 15mph+. (helps pilots landing in crosswinds) Shoudln't be beyond the wit of a kite sewer to make a set of socks to sit on pole(s) calibrated to 2, 5, 10 , 15 , 20 mph etc. It's already on my (long) project list.

It's easy in the uk this summer though, either 30+ or nothing.


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think you can't you won't

In Topic: Fishing line experiment

20 May 2009 - 06:48 AM

Thanks all for contributions to this.

Soon as finances improve it will be LPG all the way - have flown other peoples' LPG and honestly it seems flawless to me - it's just not an option at the moment so to keep flying and trying to do the things I want to means thinking "outside the window".

my findings regarding colour..
red stuff - totally invisible on grass - unknown on sand
yellow - great on grass - unknown on sand.

ps I have managed to blag/acquire a new 120 ft LPG set which I'm wrapping in cotton wool and saving for team stuff only - big smiles - looking for transport to get to Ainsdale this Sat.


In Topic: Fishing line experiment

16 May 2009 - 08:30 AM

Thanks Mike

was trying to point out that LaserPro and PowerPro are made by the same firm. Presumably on some, if not all, of the same plant/machinery.

they say of their fishing line...

We begin with ultra-strong braided Spectra Fiber, then use Enhanced Body Technology to create an incredibly round, smooth, and sensitive line.

"round, smooth and sensitive" - ain't that what we want for kite line ?

What's the difference between LaserPro and PowerPro ? Apart from here in rip-off-Britain where a pre-made set of LaserPro lines (bulk line unavailable) is 75 quid (113 USD) and I can make sets from PowerPro for 15 quid (23 USD) a go.