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flt101 last won the day on December 11 2013

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  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. 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
  4. 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 al
  5. Yep! That's what you need!
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. I like the Bright Spots, when are you showing V45M# and V45N# ?
  11. 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. Snap sucks! Extra frame and snap sucks even badder! Usually Rev will help buyers, if asked. ask them for help.
  13. Good friends are for keeps!
  14. I wanted the green, and I wanted the purple, now I want the radical rainbow.
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