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oapbillf

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In Topic: Handle length and bend ?

09 October 2014 - 02:36 AM

 

I fully agree with you on this Wayne !  

 

The leader lengths and line connection points give a differential of 6.25 and 7 inches,approx 15.5 to 17.75 cm, my own base setting Attached File  POWER.JPG   82.07KB   4 downloadsAttached File  BRAKE.JPG   101.94KB   3 downloadsbeing 6.3 inches,16cm !

 

This is what a lot of us use as a standard, once you have a base setting mark it with a sharpie, it makes it easier when setting up.

 

We usually find that the base setting is good and only one knot more or less is required, if any, depending if the wind is down or up.


In Topic: Another Returning Rev flyer ...

29 August 2014 - 03:08 AM

 

I'm in Bedford. Probably 1/2 an hour's drive or so to Dunstable Downs. Where do you fly exactly, and will you be there this Sunday? It would be great to meet you and get some advice.

 

 

 

Hi Andy,

 

Use this postcode on Google maps    LU6  2GY

Thats the Visitor Centre and we are visible from the car park ! just look for Revs !

Yes we will be there Sunday from about 10.30 and the forecast is for good winds !

 

Bill


In Topic: Another Returning Rev flyer ...

29 August 2014 - 12:45 AM

Hi Andy,

 

OK give us a clue as to where in the UK you fly ?   so that we can link you up with other flyers.

 

A couple of hours spent with a regular flyer learning basic techniques could save you a lot of heartache

and frustration in the future, we've done it before and will do it again !

 

If you are anywhere near Dunstable Downs then please come and join us, we are there most Sundays !

 

 

Bill


In Topic: Line Equalisation

22 July 2014 - 06:44 AM

Hi Bill,

 

It is said that all four lines should be of equal length but if you get the power pair the same and the brake pair the same then you can get away with an inch or so split between them, any tuning can be carried out on your leaders.

The link to      http://www.revkites....-your-thoughts/

shows the method that a lot of people use!

 

Bill


In Topic: Diamonds vs black Race vs 3-wrap

04 July 2014 - 12:57 AM

Hi Moggy,

 

With the gusty winds that we get in the UK I would say that your best bet is to go for Black Race Rods !

They are lighter than Green Race Rods, I thought the Greens were more for use when getting wet, flying

in/over the sea and rivers, correct me if I am wrong !

Diamonds are a rod set that would only be appreciated after years of experience and they cost more.

 

Bill