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In Topic: Quad sticks

13 March 2015 - 07:03 PM

Yep! That's what you need!


13 March 2015 - 04:48 PM

I can relate to Ben's post #43 and slacking 3 of the 4 lines connected to the kite, holding onto that thermo, by a thread. On the other hand I would love to try a French Bridle on a 1.5 just to see if it really does anything great.


13 March 2015 - 10:04 AM

It sounds like the only people that can explain it are Flying Smiles or Crazy Drivers, because to me restrictor plates or legs would cause restriction, and if you are already starting with slack once the rods start bowing in the wind, it will increase the slack in those 2 legs, and could be cut off and have a better use as dental floss.


12 March 2015 - 08:41 AM

I remember looking at some measurements of the French bridles, center was 10cm down and 69cm over on those "restrictor legs", or whatever the next person wants to call them. What do those measurements even mean? 69cm from the center barely makes it to the top vertical cap, no less making it to the vertical cap from 10cm below the center using 69cm legs. The distance from 10cm down from center to the hole in the top vertical caps are 70cm. So that 1cm less should cause tightness rather than slack.


Personally I would buy a French bridle as a pattern only, then make adjustments as you're making one from scratch.


With that bridle in your hands you can at least take measurements from all the points and see how they are coming up with the completed bridle. I see 14 different measurements per side, how many of the measurements match up to the bridle you have?

In Topic: Well this was unplanned...

25 February 2015 - 06:53 AM

Don't worry about the date of the kite, you got a good deal, the rods look brand new the kite looks like it has one little spot on the right side. I have several revs a lot older than that by 15 year, they are in perfect condition, buy some nice lines and handles and you'll fly it for the next 20 years or more.