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oapbillf

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In Topic: Any Rev flyers in Poole area?

16 February 2015 - 05:50 AM

Hi John,

Although not Poole why not come and join us on Dunstable Downs when you get the opportunity, it is not too

far from Oxfordshire.

We are usually there every Sunday, unless the weather is bad, from about 10.00, just look for the Revs and that

will be us !

 

Bill 


In Topic: UK Flight Sites

20 January 2015 - 08:12 AM

Are there any good sites between Skegness and Grimsby?

Felix

Hi Felix,

 

I found this beach ( see pic) about a mile north of Skegness and it was pretty much deserted even though it was the middle of August,

There is a free carpark opposite the Golf Club/Hotel  ( I was staying there for a couple of nights and used their car park) and it a short walk to the beach.

Post code   PE25 1DN is the Golf Club.

 

And yes, I am sitting down using a B mid-vent but should have used a vented!  

 

Bill

 

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In Topic: Another newbie

31 December 2014 - 02:39 AM

Welcome to another UK Rev flier !

 

The leaders on your handles appear to be somewhat different from the standard that most of us use, here is a link to show what I mean.

 

http://www.revkites....-your-thoughts/

 

All you need now is to meet up with another flier in your area.

 

Bill 


In Topic: SUL as my first Rev?

27 December 2014 - 03:26 AM

Hi Jonathan,

 

This is all good information for you in deciding which Rev to purchase !

 

What I would like to add is this :-  

 

Your wife is backing you all the way so don't forget to take her flying with you and just say " here, you have a go !"

and it wont be long before she wants her own Rev !   ani_victory.gif

 

Bill


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   18 downloadsAttached File  BRAKE.JPG   101.94KB   17 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.