Jump to content


chrsfincher

Member Since 25 Apr 2009
Offline Last Active Jul 20 2009 08:31 PM
-----

Posts I've Made

In Topic: Cheap Spars When you break yours

20 July 2009 - 08:31 PM

i know they r cheap but i have never had any problems with them. i have been reading some of the post and it sounds like they might be a good idea for beginners since they will just bend and not snap. i have been teaching one of my friends how to fly and he was amazed at how durable it is. they are also a quick fix should you break yours and you dont have backups or cant afford to order new ones

In Topic: Difference in Rev rods?

04 May 2009 - 11:14 AM

I have had my rev for i dont know how long and it has more than paid for itself. i would like to get some of the original spars again (if you look in the mods section put a post about cheap spars up). i have been using fiberglass ones for longer than i can remember and im not even sure i know what the originals were. i have a rev 1.5 least thats what the kite says. if anyone could help it would be greatly appriciated. i dont know if it is an sle or whatever it is fairly old so maybe that will help. ty guys for all the help

In Topic: Kite Lights

01 May 2009 - 06:58 AM

ok these r the lights i started with http://www.getflashl..._evlkcbubp.html i got them from dollar general for less than 5 dollars. if u take the rings off and take them apart u can take a battery out and bend the press switch so they will always be on. i did this the first night and it worked great i had them on the back of my rev 1.5. i just used double sided tape to hold them on and i put two on each side facing down from the leading edge. it worked pretty good till i got a good spin goin and watched a light fly off. found it and put it in my pocket and kept flyin. because they were on the back it looked like i had 2 pink and 2 blue lights it was pretty cool. well needless to say with them on forever i rewired them to work off a 2 cell pack i got at radioshack http://www.radioshac...oductId=2102737
the one i found looked like that but it had a red and a black wire coming out of it with a screw to hold the cover on.
i took it home and took all the the keychains apart and used some old speaker wire to wire the leds inside the keychains to the battery. i put a tiny switch in the battery box there is just enough room if you get a very small switch. i also took all the watch batterys out of the keychains and used my exacto knife to cut a knotch in the plastic so i could have a place for the wire to go out and it still screw together. once i had all 4 wired i laid them out and cut sum small squares of velcro out and placed them on the kite the sticky does just evough stick to hold but when u want to remove it doesnt stick to your kite and leave that gummy crap we all hate. i laid out the wires and spliced them all together so i could get as much weight off as possible. this time i moved the lights around to the front so that there r two on the top pointing down the from the leading edge on the tips. the other two i put on the bottom of the tips pointing up into the kite toward the white center piece. i havent had a chance to fly it with the new set up but i will try to get some picks so you guys can see what im talkin about. and for only about 10 dollars im satisfied

ok so i went out and flew the kite with the lights on it i think i am goin to go back to the watch batterys and just put a switch in all the keychains to turn them on and off. the AA pack is just to heavy for me. thought i would let u guys know so u dont make the same mistake

In Topic: Kite Lights

29 April 2009 - 07:39 PM

ok these r the lights i started with http://www.getflashl..._evlkcbubp.html i got them from dollar general for less than 5 dollars. if u take the rings off and take them apart u can take a battery out and bend the press switch so they will always be on. i did this the first night and it worked great i had them on the back of my rev 1.5. i just used double sided tape to hold them on and i put two on each side facing down from the leading edge. it worked pretty good till i got a good spin goin and watched a light fly off. found it and put it in my pocket and kept flyin. because they were on the back it looked like i had 2 pink and 2 blue lights it was pretty cool. well needless to say with them on forever i rewired them to work off a 2 cell pack i got at radioshack http://www.radioshac...oductId=2102737
the one i found looked like that but it had a red and a black wire coming out of it with a screw to hold the cover on.
i took it home and took all the the keychains apart and used some old speaker wire to wire the leds inside the keychains to the battery. i put a tiny switch in the battery box there is just enough room if you get a very small switch. i also took all the watch batterys out of the keychains and used my exacto knife to cut a knotch in the plastic so i could have a place for the wire to go out and it still screw together. once i had all 4 wired i laid them out and cut sum small squares of velcro out and placed them on the kite the sticky does just evough stick to hold but when u want to remove it doesnt stick to your kite and leave that gummy crap we all hate. i laid out the wires and spliced them all together so i could get as much weight off as possible. this time i moved the lights around to the front so that there r two on the top pointing down the from the leading edge on the tips. the other two i put on the bottom of the tips pointing up into the kite toward the white center piece. i havent had a chance to fly it with the new set up but i will try to get some picks so you guys can see what im talkin about. and for only about 10 dollars im satisfied

In Topic: Cheap Spars When you break yours

27 April 2009 - 09:25 AM

Ok i was just puttin this out there cause its how i fixed mine. in lighter winds it flys just fine. i dont have alot of money right now and this was a cheap and easy way for me to be able to get back out there and fly. i live in oklahoma and there r NO kite shops around here or i would gladly go get some new original spars. i got my kite when i was about 13 im 21 now so its been around. and with the "cheap" spars i can fly in high enough winds that it becomes a traction kite. i actually built a small buggy and ride around in our field on windy days. i never thought the rev would have the pull to do that but it does. and i dont know ANYONE around here that flys i turn alot of head when i go fly by the highway. might have actually cause a couple fender benders lol. and i would gladly come fly with any of you. my dad and i fly together he has just a 2 line alpha i think not sure. we r startin to get brave enough to fly standing next to each other and doing the twists and stuff where we have to unwrap our lines its fun but man its hard.