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Bmwbob

Member Since 24 Jan 2013
Offline Last Active Jun 05 2013 04:56 AM
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Steve Pigeon: Wanted, preferably alive

05 June 2013 - 04:56 AM

Is Steve still on the sunny side of the grass?
My last contact from him was on 20 March when he said he was sending me some Rev parts which never arrived.
I've sent him numerous emails which go unanswered. He doesn't answer his cell phone, and I can't leave a voicemail because his mailbox is full.
Is he OK?
Does anyone have another means of contacting him?
I don't have his mailing address or I'd try that route.
Bob

Shorter lines for buggying

21 March 2013 - 06:02 AM

All I have for my Power Blast kites is 100' line sets.
Our local beaches are too highly populated for me to feel comfortable occupying that much sky (and possible ground!). I would need a snorkel to get far enough out into the surf line to avoid overflying sunbathers. (Might as well take up kite surfing!)
Since I haven't tried it yet, can someone comment on the pros and cons of dropping down to 60 or even 50 foot lines for these monsters when used with a buggy?
I am a fairly low time Rev pilot and wonder if I would be gaining enough access to smaller beach space to make up for whatever weirdness would occur from all the power on those short lines.
Bob

Power Blast 2-4 hover mode

19 March 2013 - 06:37 AM

Yesterday, I flew in the typical 7mph to zero variable winds here at KSC where I work.
I'm trying to get this 2-4 down a little better before I pull the PB 4-8 I just bought out of the bag.
I tried hovering the kite, leading edge up. It would either go up (when the wind came up), or slide back down and land when the wind dropped. I couldn't get it to hold its position.
I can make my 1.5 Rev park just about anywhere, so this response is a new one to me.
I'm fairly certain I was not over controlling the kite.
Is this just what you get with a heavier kite and light, variable winds, or is there something else I need to consider?
I have the line trim set at a point that lets me go from power on to power off fairly easily, so I wouldn't want to change that unless I must.
Any ideas?
My buggy is supposed to arrive Saturday and I hope to begin some rolling flying sessions soon.
Bob

Manuals needed for Power Blast 2-4 and 4-8

13 March 2013 - 03:13 AM

To avoid having another problem like the one I had with my 2-4, due to improper assembly of the kite ( did not receive the manual with the used kite although the seller said they would supply one), can anyone help me in obtaining the manuals for the two Power Blast kites?
As I said, I already have the 2-4 and I will be picking up a used 4-8 this Saturday.
Thanks!
Bob

Power Blast 2-4 trailing edge blowout

10 March 2013 - 05:10 PM

Yesterday I was static flying in 10-12 mph winds. I thought something looked a little loose on the trailing edge so I landed to take a look.
The bungee holding the longer spar on one side had ripped through the fabric, so it was only held by one hole.
I am having a piece of heavier material sewn over the area where the melted-through holes are for the bungees and some additional stitching done for reinforcement.
Also, instead of the bungee being in a loop, I'm going to run each end of the bungee through a nylon finish washer and tie a knot in it.
This is the way that my 1.5 SLE is set up and it looks more durable to me.
Any thoughts here?
Bob