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Airline travel with Rev

08 September 2011 - 09:28 AM


About to fly to Colorado for a couple of days. Might have some time to fly over there.
Problem is that I can pack the frame in my Checked bag, but the handles will not fit there (custom case).
Does anyone have experience with flying on commercial airline with Rev handles in the Carry-on bag?
They kinda look like a handgun. :)


Revolution on CUBA

20 August 2011 - 07:11 PM

Just got back from the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in CUBA.
Did USO show for the troops over there.
Got the chance to fly my B-series there. I only used 30ft lines, as I did not wanted to alarm local MP. :)
It is definitely not the first Revolution on CUBA, but might be the first Revolution kite flown here. :ani_victory:

First two shots are taken at Windmill Beach. Green fence with a barbwire in the background is a part of the prisoner camp.

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Took some photos behind the stage.

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30 Days progress report with Video

14 July 2011 - 11:39 PM

Today is exactly 30 days as I started practice with Indoor Rev. It is my first quad kite, and so far I am having a blast. :)

Video is around two minutes long, so I will really appreciate if some you might give me some tips on what I am doing wrong and what I need to work on next. :blushing:

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30' 50# newbie observations and questions

05 July 2011 - 08:51 PM

Had a chance to fly B-series at the beach today for the second time. Used 80' 90# lines. Lots of fun, felt more confident then a first time.
After about an hour I switched to 30' 50# (which I cut, sleeved and equalized myself couple of days ago Posted Image).
My first observation is that controls are more precise and direct. I can hold the hovers almost perfectly still. Also I was able to do some horizontal reverse flights. Landings on one tip is very easy.

What I have a problem is a reverse landing. On the long lines I was able to do it without any problems, but on the 30', 8 out of 10 times I could not hold the reverse hover and kite either slam into the ground with leading edge, or trying to rotate and hitting the ground with one of the edges.

Also I tried catch and throw. Catch attempts did not worked very well. Either my timing or the angle is not correct. Kite flying downwind (way in front of me). Managed to perform 2 throws out of three. 2 was perfect (I thing practicing with "Indoor" helped a little bit). After the third attempt it took me 20 minutes to untangle all the lines. Posted Image

Question, should I practice on the longer lines or is it even matter?

First Flight

01 July 2011 - 07:34 PM

Could not wait for the winds get inland and decided to drive to the Sunset Beach!

What a blast! Stayed for three hours, before going to work. Did mostly takeoffs and landings, figure eights, spirals and mostly intentional inverted landings and takeoffs.
Did walk of shame twice within that time. Once I pulled the brake to hard (I think) and kite just fell of the sky. Second time, somehow one of the
bottom lines wrapped around the corner and that got the kite in the uncontrolled spiral.

Couple pics from today session:

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