Taking down my B-Vented yesterday, I noticed something strange about the setup. I checked it out on the living room floor today, and found I earned another star on my goof-up tally sheet.
* I've managed to tangle the lines of all four of the Decorator's kites parked on the ground. During WSIKF.
* I've adjusted my lines on my handles for one more knot of brake, and had to completely remove the handles to sort out the resulting tangle.
And many other misadventures. But the new one may be a topper.
* I've discovered after several years and multiple clinics, I've been putting the vertical spars on the wrong side of my vented B. I had not noticed it until yesterday ... (drum roll) ... because the bridle was also on the wrong side of the kite.
Removed the two outer leading edge spars, and easily "turned the kite inside out" so the bridle is on the side that says "Revolution" again. I'm just hoping it flies as well, with the bridle not tangled on itself.
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Repairing Tektronix scopes,
Revolution 1.5; Gallego; Silver Fox 2.5 Std, Vented; Nighthawk