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 Post subject: Female Valve Strut unglued Octupus System Naish
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:31 am 
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Hi,

The female valve from my strust (naish torch 2011 octupus system) has not glue anymore. I have fixed many valves, but this one comes inside from the bladder.

Any tips on how to glue it again?

You can see the problem on the photo,

Thanks,

Jaime


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 Post subject: Re: Female Valve Strut unglued Octupus System Naish
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:53 am 
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Cut a nice clean entry hole just up the strut a bit. Then, go in the entry hole and pull the unglued area out so you can work on it. Once you're 99% sure (I mean...we are talking glueing a valve, who is ever 100%??) you've got the valve glued up nice, close up the entry slot with some tearaid.


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 Post subject: Re: Female Valve Strut unglued Octupus System Naish
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:21 pm 
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Cut end off bladder, turn inside out, fix valve, reseal end using glue or iron method :D

But why not just glue as normal?


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 Post subject: Re: Female Valve Strut unglued Octupus System Naish
PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:26 am 
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In the past I glued them back on from the outside and it worked ok. That is the valve ended up on the outside rather than the inside. I dislike putting more holes in a bladder
Now when I get that issue I find it simpler to remove the one pump system and go with an individual inflation system.


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 Post subject: Re: Female Valve Strut unglued Octupus System Naish
PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:11 am 
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Really? You find it simpler to remove all the bladders from your kite and replace with a complete new set without one pump than just re- glueing a valve or replacing the faulty bladder???

Sounds very time consuming and expensive :o


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 Post subject: Re: Female Valve Strut unglued Octupus System Naish
PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:58 pm 
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2011 and still having valve problems ...
REALLY Naish !?


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 Post subject: Re: Female Valve Strut unglued Octupus System Naish
PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:37 pm 
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JGTR wrote:
Really? You find it simpler to remove all the bladders from your kite and replace with a complete new set without one pump than just re- glueing a valve or replacing the faulty bladder???

Sounds very time consuming and expensive :o


I and done this and it was completely worth it. You are also simplifying your bladder system to avoid more complicated future repairs. I live in an area where most launches come with consequences if you make mistakes. it is simpler and quicker if i just repair the bladders myself. Screwing with one pump systems definitely adds to repair time especially when removal and replacement causes other bladder connections to start failing. One pump systems are over rated in my opinion.


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 Post subject: Re: Female Valve Strut unglued Octupus System Naish
PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:18 pm 
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Informative Octopus male / female video http://www.arkive.org/common-octopus/oc ... eo-12.html

Who new it was that EZ to do underwater :naughty:


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 Post subject: Re: Female Valve Strut unglued Octupus System Naish
PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:03 pm 
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Simple.
You need this kit!
http://www.kiteaid.com/bladder-valve-repair-kit

Works great and can also be used for large blowouts on your bladder.

sk


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 Post subject: Re: Female Valve Strut unglued Octupus System Naish
PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:40 pm 
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"Screwing" with one pump is simple, but I've never had a problem with Naish Octopus since I started flying them in 2007 :D Love it!!


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