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Controlled Crash

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Controlled Crash last won the day on July 10 2013

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  1. Ahh, this makes sense. Would this be easier, or work better, on a bigger or smaller kite? I have several candidates for a conversion, but I don't think I'm going to do this to the Rev. Do you think It would work better to replace the entire bridal? I.E. to make the lower bridal attachments align vertically with the upper attachments, or do I want the tilt?
  2. The existing bridle would still be attached at the top spreader too. I would think that this would limit the distance the nose could move away from the pilot, as in, it could not tilt farther back than the bridle will allow it to tilt as it is right now. I think it would work better to disconnect the top bridal points. Do both top lines attach at the same point? Or do I need two leaders, one for each side?
  3. I don't understand why only one leg would have a knot. Why leave the other strand free? How much longer past the knot would the end of the other strand be? Do I do this once for each side? Without removing the existing bridle from the top spreader, the existing bridle will limit how far back the nose can tilt, right? You are just going to have to type slower so I can understand. My excuse? I did spend most of this summer building and flying SLK's, I just didn't anticipate this side effect. On a side note, I made a four cell tetrahedral kite about two months ago, but I haven't gotten to fly it. Yes I have seen him. I had no idea why he flew his kites like that. I figured he was just that kind of awesome. I don't think that it is as easy as he makes it look. When one can buy one pair of X-Ray vision glasses for five bucks and get the second pair free, people don't mind paying thirty-five dollar S&H.
  4. I am not sure I am following you here. Where is this "double strand" and "end" of which ye speak? I would have to do something with the original bridle where it attaches at the upper spreader, right? I don't know if I would try this with the Rev, but have a couple of other kites that might be candidates for butchering modification. Would this work better on a bigger or smaller kite? It seems to me (from looking at my kite and thinking about it for the past 20 minutes), that disconnecting the bridle from the top spar, then connecting two single bridle lines for the top two lines, then connecting the bottom lines to the existing bridle line, might work as a quad line kite. I am sure it is not quite that simple, as I am often wrong when guessing about things I know nothing about.
  5. Upper spreader- 15 13/16" (not in kite) Lower spreaders- 49 15/16" (assembled, but not in kite) Leading Edges- 50 7/16" (without wingtip) From bottom of leading edge, without wingtip, about 17 5/8" to lower spreader connector and about 40 7/8" to upper spreader connector Spine- 25 3/8" (without wingtip) From bottom of spine (no tip) to Center T- 2 3/4" Nose- 3 1/4" wide Stand-offs- 10" (not assembled to lower spreaders) The kite assembled: Ground to top of nose- 34 3/4" Wingtip to wingtip- 77 1/2" Belly down, height of sail at stand-offs- 6 7/8" Hope this helps.
  6. RevWizard et al, I contacted Revolution, and received a quick, friendly reply. (as expected from reading other comments on this board about their customer service) I got some answers to my inquiries, and I thought I would pass them along, if you are interested. What year were the made? 1995 or so. (I was fairly sure I bought the kite before 1996) How many were made? A few hundred. (I think I made a good choice taking into account that the Advantage Classic was the second two line kite I ever owned) Price? About $250.00. Kite only, no lines. (It's been 17 years, but $235.00 is the number that pops in my head.) And finally the most important question, does this kite count toward the answer to the question, "How many Rev's do you own?" Kinda, a little bit. But the question refers to our 4 Line Revolutions. (Can I say Half-Rev or perhaps a Step-Rev?) Thanks for all the replies. I still haven't gotten to take the Rev 1.5 SLE out to play, but I did fly some SLK's with line laundry last weekend.
  7. Nice find. Thanks for the info, much appreciated. I must have bought it before we moved, which would have been early 1997. I could have sworn it was earlier than '97 The Advantage Classic Delta is the kite I have, just with a different color scheme. Guaranteed for life- nice to know. Hopefully it also helps you with your Revolution history. I will try to contact them directly, I just assumed a few of the people who work there might visit here. I will be happy to share any information I receive, if you wish.
  8. I have looked through that site, very interesting. I was hoping to find out some production numbers. I'm not sure I want to know how much I payed for it either... I'll see if I can get a pic up in the next couple of days, I have to work this weekend so it might be Monday or Tuesday. It is the one with half a yen/yang in the center with "The Advantage Classic by Revolution" in a circle around it. There are also 2 small silhouettes of the four line Rev's in the center. It is green, pink, blue, and black. Hope that helps on narrowing down who designed it.
  9. You would just have to imagine it a bit slower with a 56k dial-up modem, even slower with the 32k dial-up modem.
  10. The Upper spreader says "The Advantage - 2". The lower spreaders say "The Advantage - 3"
  11. Hello everyone. New to the forum, old to kiting. To make a short story long, I was cleaning out the kite closet and decided to set up several of my *old vintage kites. I thought, "Hey, Check 'em out on Youtube". Found videos to most all the two line kites I have, except for the Advantage Classic by Revolution. I may not have ninja Google skills, but the only reference I found was on this site, and only in one place here. I figured if any place had the answers to my queries, this would be it. Questions: What gives? Okay, okay, perhaps to broad... Do I own the crazy uncle, of Revolution Kites, that no one talks about? Do I need to search for "the kite that shalt not be mentioned"? How long where they made? I thought I bought mine late 1995 to early 1996. I could be wrong, but I thought I bought it before my daughter was born. The one mentioned here says 1997. How many were made? There doesn't seem to be many claiming to own them... Is there some shame that I should be feeling? It flies great. Only one other "vintage" kite of mine has more flying time than the Advantage. How much was the origional sticker price? I have slept since then. Does the Advantage Classic count toward "How many Revs do you own?" If so, I have two. My other is a 1.5 SLE that I bought two winters ago. *Old/vintage- The difference seems to be whether or not you own one. If you don't, it's old. If you do, it's vintage. I never thought of the kites as being old. I guess some of them are, it just not how I see them. I have only flown a few times in the past 15 years. Moving from a condo on the Gulf in Galveston to Kansas dramatically reduces chances to fly, that and a family and a new job. Got bit by the kit bug again and plan on flying much more this year.
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