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flt101 last won the day on December 11 2013

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  1. flt101

    Science of inverted wobble

    I watched your other video, you had a lot of bugs flying around, same here this time of the year. I didn't hear any music but I always fly to music. Flying to the notes and sustain makes for a nice day.
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    Science of inverted wobble

    About the only thing I saw in your video was the lack of wind to try and keep the kite in a hover, I would want more wind to do what you was doing in that amount of camera space, and trying to hold a spot just for the camera makes for a hard row to hoe, looks good to me! For just flying instead of just hovering you'll find the right balance you'll be looking for different each time you fly, I always fly to music and the music is different albums, mostly old stuff. You hover looks fine!
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    Science of inverted wobble

    Yes, that's about what I'm saying, as far as the science of the wobble. If you can picture the girl at the circus tied to a wheel spinning around as the knife thrower throws knifes at her. If she was tied to that wheel flying a rev turned upside down, she would be flying forward with handles vertical brakes towards her feet, but you would see the kite flying upside down as her feet are facing straight up. The biggie is, when you're hovering forward your lines don't touch each other. Why limit the no touch to just the forward hover if it is possible to hover inverted without the lines touching each other also? If you have your brakes both facing outward, one of the lines will touch another line placing force on the other line causing a correction that isn't equal on both hands. That equals wobble. If in reality you could do cartwheels while flying forward in your eyes, others would see the kite spin and the lines would never touch or cross each other. I just went by the "science behind the wobble" If a bird landed on one of your 4 lines it would throw the balance off. Just watch your lines touching each other in the hover, then try avoiding any lines touching each other in the same hover next time out.
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    Science of inverted wobble

    I think if you eliminate some of the extra pressure on a line or 2 it will become a smoother hover. If both brakes are pointed outward one line will be over another on the one side. If the left side line are above the right lines and both brakes are facing left none of the 4 lines are touching each other. If the right lines are above the left lines and both brakes are pointed right none of the 4 lines will be touching each other. If none of the lines are touching another line there is no extra pressure forced onto a line causing undue wobble. You can see this in action by turning your body along with the direction of the kite, naturally you can't fly standing on your head, but you can get pretty close to looking at the kite upside down and your brakes pointed pretty much straight up in the air, and you'll see very little wobble, you might pass out going back to a normal position too quick, but when you wake up you'll remember none of the lines put extra pressure on another line. That's my story (and I'm sticking to it).
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    Quad sticks

    Yep! That's what you need!
  6. flt101

    *FRENCH BRIDLES*

    I can relate to Ben's post #43 and slacking 3 of the 4 lines connected to the kite, holding onto that thermo, by a thread. On the other hand I would love to try a French Bridle on a 1.5 just to see if it really does anything great.
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    *FRENCH BRIDLES*

    It sounds like the only people that can explain it are Flying Smiles or Crazy Drivers, because to me restrictor plates or legs would cause restriction, and if you are already starting with slack once the rods start bowing in the wind, it will increase the slack in those 2 legs, and could be cut off and have a better use as dental floss.
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    *FRENCH BRIDLES*

    I remember looking at some measurements of the French bridles, center was 10cm down and 69cm over on those "restrictor legs", or whatever the next person wants to call them. What do those measurements even mean? 69cm from the center barely makes it to the top vertical cap, no less making it to the vertical cap from 10cm below the center using 69cm legs. The distance from 10cm down from center to the hole in the top vertical caps are 70cm. So that 1cm less should cause tightness rather than slack. Personally I would buy a French bridle as a pattern only, then make adjustments as you're making one from scratch. With that bridle in your hands you can at least take measurements from all the points and see how they are coming up with the completed bridle. I see 14 different measurements per side, how many of the measurements match up to the bridle you have?
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    Well this was unplanned...

    Don't worry about the date of the kite, you got a good deal, the rods look brand new the kite looks like it has one little spot on the right side. I have several revs a lot older than that by 15 year, they are in perfect condition, buy some nice lines and handles and you'll fly it for the next 20 years or more.
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    NEW! - Hakuhata REV design

    I like the Bright Spots, when are you showing V45M# and V45N# ?
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    Short lines for a beginner?

    I have a spool of 900' of lpg I want to it divide by 4 lines and put it up in the sky. Walking the lineset out and in is the pain! But finding new winds might be nice!
  12. flt101

    SUL as my first Rev?

    Snap sucks! Extra frame and snap sucks even badder! Usually Rev will help buyers, if asked. ask them for help.
  13. flt101

    Very Sad news

    Good friends are for keeps!
  14. flt101

    New String-Art (Spirograph) Revolutions - November 2014

    Yes, too, as in also.
  15. flt101

    New String-Art (Spirograph) Revolutions - November 2014

    I wanted the green, and I wanted the purple, now I want the radical rainbow.
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