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Member Since 27 Oct 2011
Offline Last Active Nov 19 2011 10:23 AM

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In Topic: b2's suitability

13 November 2011 - 08:40 AM

my 3rd time of flying and got my mate to record some stops. Slowly getting there but need more practice on other flight controls.

cant seem to embed video so here is the link My Rev video

In Topic: b2's suitability

02 November 2011 - 09:04 AM

I finally came to a decision my JB 1.5 arrived and i had my first flight today, surprisingly it went very well.

After a few errors of pulling on it like it was a 2liner, i got the hang and feel of the controls and was improving all the time.

I even managed to pull off the inverted dive stop (if that's what its called) done this quite a few times and then reverse it spin and fly off.

I just love the way this kite handles and what is possible :)

Some moments i had a few difficulties but this was down to over-input which i soon figured out and then concentrated on being smooth and gentle to give me time to feel the kite during flight and see what effect pulling on any of the 4 lines had in effect to its movement.

Shame it goes dark so early here as all i want to do is get back out there and fly some more, i am looking forward to many hours of flight and refining my skills to get to a high level of revving.

In Topic: b2's suitability

29 October 2011 - 01:23 PM

Thanks for the replies,

John you hit the nail on the head when you say it forced you to learn to respond quickly. That's just it, its going to be less forgiving but you will soon learn faster and because of this have a much better feel for absolute control from the start.

I dont expect flying any rev to be easy but i have a mental lesson plan in my head, it may turn out that i am pretty good flying a rev or not but either way i will still follow my plan to get me to learn and take in the control and response feelings before i progress any further.

Also agree what you say about the power window, coming from having a few powerkites of similar size to a rev, i first learned in strong winds that if you stuck it in the power zone straight away everything goes out the window and either me or the kite ended up on the floor, but by learing out the main window and getting a feel for the reaction and gradually building up helped immensly when i progressed to stronger winds.

Whichever Rev i buy it wont be sat on the shelf gathering dust, im a sucker for punishment and i will simply put in as many hours as possible until i can fly it to a good standard with the idea of getting to a high level in control and tricks.

In my head i'm comparing my old slowish family car to my new sports car, they both have the exact same control inputs, they both drive the same if im slow and steady, but if i'm overly rash then the sports car becomes a handful and becomes difficult to drive

I don't intend to fly team only solo for me really, im sure i will end up buying more revs, so can pick up a 1.5 or other in the future.

baloo yes they are expensive at 250 well yes compared to say a 20 2line stunt kite. Compare it to other things like cinema or pub, spending 10-15 for about 2 hours of enjoyment, which means i only have to Fly the rev for 25 hours and its paid for itself in entertainment.

I have come to the conclusion there is no wrong choice, it just depends from what i want to get out of it and how determined i am.

Will keep you updated on the progress