Yep, I have. However, mostly in Germany. Due to my masters degree in law comparisons of abglo-american common law and civil law I assumed that, like in other areas, the liability rules are to some extend universal. Oversimplified: If you make a faulty product as a producer, you are liable for the damage. However, knowing how company friendly and contra consumer the US-legislation is I totally believe you, if you say thats not the case.Dr Makani wrote: I am not quite sure if you are involved in a lot of liability cases. I am sure you are aware that every state also has its own set of rules. Not that I want to join a spitting match with you, but I just beg to differ here.
That's actually a dangerous proposition. The liability laws have been made with that in mind. But - I would think that reality is far, far away from that. I would be surprised that you would buy a new/used car without a test drive just because 'there are laws guaranteeing me certain rights'. I am very sure that your 'test drive' has more to it than just kicking the tires. In the end you do you research since you and your family depends on it. Same for a kite. I am sure you see my point.The customer can actually trust in the product being produced properly.
You will be surprised what you all can check and tune on kites.Most kites can only be tuned in the way that you change the bar pressure and turning speed. What else would you tune?
Test drive: Of course I test drive a car before I buy it new; I also do that with a kite. Reason is to see if I like the way it drives/flies. Yet, I have never heard of anyone test driving the exact same car he then bought from the dealer, in order to see if the wheels will come off. If its a new car, where is the point. Not sure if thats only because I buy Audi... With a used car its different: I would always drive the used car to a garage in order to have it thoroughly checked by an expert. Thats not because of production defects, but because the car might have been in an accident or the seller done something to the car I would want to know.
Final and for me most important question: How do you tune a RPM or a Rebel and make it fly better???