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Question about my trainer...HQ TSR 3.6

Postby clintopher » Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:13 pm

I just got a trainer kite and have about 20 minutes worth of flying time with it. It seems like the back have slack in them when the kite is in flight. Is that normal? Also, sometimes it kind of drifts backwards. It'll also fly past what seems like the edge of the window and then the wind will knock it down. Is that normal or is it something I'm doing wrong? Is the kite set up incorrectly?

Thanks in advance,
Clint

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Re: Question about my trainer...HQ TSR 3.6

Postby KEISER » Fri Mar 07, 2008 6:09 pm

yes the back lines should have some slack. they are mainly for you to be able to let go of the kite and relaunch it. what you are describing with the flying tendencies can be a number of things including very gusty wind and or offshore wind conditions. also the optimum knot setting on your steering lines is the middle one. keep practicing and a instructional dvd is always very helpful. there are also some good clips on youtube. their is a link on the home page of our website to those. have fun.

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Re: Question about my trainer...HQ TSR 3.6

Postby vindsportknut » Fri Mar 07, 2008 10:03 pm

After using the Beamer TSR as a trainer for a while I have changed from front line to rearlines setup for stearing. I have also made a new safetyrelease, similair to most depowerable foils with fre spinning bar, and had a lot of small trouble before the kite now behaves as a good and secure trainer for the heavy and snowkite for lighter people. The kite turns better and do not collapse that easy in gusty conditions when stearing on the breaks.This is not the factorysetup and is not recomended if you do not se the point.

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Re: Question about my trainer...HQ TSR 3.6

Postby wiltok » Sat Mar 08, 2008 5:19 am

I also have a 3.6 TSR. What is the purpose of the little plastic rings on the steering lines? I haven't been using them - and it doesn't seem to be causing any problems. I can't see what their purpose is - and don't get it from the video. THanks!

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Re: Question about my trainer...HQ TSR 3.6

Postby KEISER » Sat Mar 08, 2008 1:34 pm

you run the break lines through them and it just helps to keep them organized.

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