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JPB

Member Since 24 Feb 2011
Offline Last Active Apr 06 2011 09:40 AM
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Topics I've Started

Is two a collection?

06 April 2011 - 08:08 AM

My wife laughed when I told her I wanted another Rev. She said she had been waiting since my first flight with the EXP for me to bring up the subject. Last Friday I talked to Theresa and ordered a full vent B series. Lime and black. It came in today. Wow What a great looking kite. I can't wait to get lines attached. I know I'm not good enough yet but being vented should give me more days of flying. Well at least that's my plan anyways.

Joe

Broke my Rev

30 March 2011 - 04:43 PM

It was bound to happen I guess. The winds were fairly steady with gusts that were unpredictable at best. I had my hardest crash yet and after checking the kite and launching again I noticed I could hear a squeak. At first I didn't think much of it due to the geese and seagulls all around me.Then the right wing folded in on itself and the kite did a crazy death flop to the ground. Not knowing what was going on I just let go of the handles and let gravity take over. After straightening the bridal I tried to put the right spar back into the mid section.It took me a few minutes to figure out why I couldn't get them together. The male ferrule had slipped all the way into the mid section.I have already talked to Theresa and if I cant get this one out I will have to order one.


Joe

Cleaning a Rev

10 March 2011 - 05:14 PM

Im hooked. Today was the fourth day I was able to fly.I acutually spent more time flying than I did crashing. Not that my flying was anything special but it sure feels good to fly left and right when I want to.Throw a few left and right hand spins in and not crash. That being said it wasnt a total crash less day. It just so happens that the field I was playing around in is also the part time home to geese.You can stop giggeling now if you can see where this is going. So after breaking down I was looking over my kite to make sure I had not done any dammage. I didnt find any dammage but did find goose poop on the leading edge and on the lower ends of the up rights. It needs to come off.Is there anything special I should do? Im thinking of taking a wash cloth and warm water to it.

Joe


First flight

24 February 2011 - 07:42 PM

Hi guys, after a summer of watching an ole guy fly a Rev I finally pulled the trigger and picked up an EXP. Yesterday was my first flight. What a blast. The winds were anything but steady and with my graceful flying style I mastered the walk of shame in one outing. Who would have thought four lines could get that tangeld? I cant wait for Sunday so I can get out and fly again.

Joe