when the bungee stretches, the yellow handle is pulled similar to a normal safety leash. This breaks the connection to the chickenloop. Then the thin line connects directly from the anchor to the kite safety line.NYKiter wrote:lotta lines in there..I dont get how it works....
When the chickenloop moves about 30 cm away it will hae stretched the bungees and to move further it needs to generate the force needed to pull a standard safety leash.PVITfrumBYRAM wrote:I see how it works and I think it's a great idea. It doesn't look like it would flag the kite out though.
Or you could use a small weight for flagging - I think both a good options. However, if the main anchor goes, it will go with significant force and may hit someone regardless of the kite flagging.edt wrote:local kiter jeff uses a system with two dog anchors. first dog anchor is normal, second is attached to flag out system. If first anchor is pulled because of failed launch the kite flags.
Yes, I also thought about a fuse system. It is essentially the same idea, only this easily reassembled. It may be a fuse system is better in the end. Both have the advantage of not allowing too much tension on the anchor.edt wrote: i think a simpler system is get a small hair tie bungee or two rubber bands, something that will break with about ten pounds of force, hook that to the chicken loop and then attach it to the dog anchor. Now attach the flag out to the dog anchor. If there is too much force the hair tie bungee breaks, and it flags out.
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