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Tmadz

Member Since 26 Oct 2013
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#94363 Lines for Rev SLE 1.5 for beginner

Posted by Tmadz on 31 January 2014 - 07:19 AM

It really depends if you plan on doing team flying later. 120's are the std for team flying. Most of the other people in my area often fly 85'or shorter alone. But you can always practice on 120's as well and get used to the feel.




#94338 Florida Here I Come.....

Posted by Tmadz on 29 January 2014 - 12:48 PM

Don't feel too bad for them. They'll be back in the 60's by the weekend. In the meantime I live east of DeKalb and it was pretty darn cold here too. Seems almost balmy today. Amazing how fast you get used to it.

 

I much rather have to deal with tornados than hurricanes as well.




#94331 EXP vs SLE vs B-series

Posted by Tmadz on 28 January 2014 - 05:27 AM

Andy, I am an extremely new flier, but here is all the information you could ever want. Read as much as you want to get a better idea. You're not the first and you won't be the last to ask.

 

BTW, you'll be extremely happy with any of them, you just have to figure out which one you want/need first. Any of them can be adjusted numerous ways for different flight characteristics. You'll begin to learn that later and will get YEARS of fun and use out of any of them.




#94298 Rev Maintenance Log

Posted by Tmadz on 22 January 2014 - 05:33 PM

It sounds as if maybe you are well-to-do financially, but I watch my costs across the board, and its reassuring to know that my hobby isn't sucking my bank account dry, like the remote control hobby I had was. And yes, that statement is directly tied to value. However, while value is a perception that drives cost thresholds, value itself is not directly tied to money.. I dropped in the part about money in the hopes of helping someone understand that to just see it as a $350+ kite is not looking at a big enough picture, if you see the value in flying Revs at all.

 

I agree wholeheartedly. Well off? maybe not so much, but I couldn't help getting so detailed since it's what I do. (and I've learned to be discriminating with my money) I love it because I don't need to buy electronics, fuel, batteries or software. Once you have the kite ,lines, handles and wind, you're off to the races as much as you want. That's the best return for my money. My father taught me to buy quality, take care of it and you'll have it for a long time. That's why I'm so particular with my kite storage and maintenance. I'm glad to see most others are as well. That's why I've bought some extremely nice used kites.




#94296 Rev Maintenance Log

Posted by Tmadz on 22 January 2014 - 05:17 AM

Being a financial analyst you could include much more in the fully absorbed cost of ownership. For manufacturing machinery the cost varies but you could conceivably spend seven times your initial capital on use, maintenance and repair over its life. For the rev I would possibly include a labor rate for your time spent fixing it, but don't forget any residual value. As we know someone is always willing to buy your old rev, unless it truly is rags. My company would buy used equipment and then rebuild it for use. Our costs were already being spent somehow, except for the parts. Overall I prefer not to track most costs for my hobbies, with the exception of really expensive tools or materials. Value comes down to what you are willing to pay for it. For someone else it might be a much higher threshold (anybody know a boat owner?) than yourself. For me the side benefits are so much higher than can be measured. I.e. Fresh air, sunshine or rain, comaraderie, joy, stress relief, no electricity, etc.


#94288 Global Rev Count.

Posted by Tmadz on 20 January 2014 - 09:10 PM

I'm happy to be finally be able to report.

 

+3 (3)

 

An EXP bought new

A 1.5 SLE vented bought used

A B Series std bought used.