Mine tore after a very gentle backstall landing once. Look to see if it tore all the way through. It should be obvious. I think that when you backstall these series of Speeds, it puts too much strain on that webbing. Like I said, mine was acting that way, and it ended up being the mesh.Johhnn wrote:logsdon:
The problem came on very rapidly, say within a few hours. In total the kite has 154 hours on it.
I backstall land my kite almost every time, but the wind is light so it is almost always very easy. I've never really had a bad landing with this kite.
The internal mesh is torn in each cell. It was this way from the beginning. I read somewhere else that it is made this way. This is true, so far as I can tell.
The bar pressure has remained about the same.
I will contact Flysurfer and see if they can help.
Making B longer will make it worse you want to shorten it.Johhnn wrote:OK. Now my 8m dlx is flying with floppy ears all the time, unless fully powered up. Basically an inverted U shape going through the sky. I have adjusted the mixer to have the B lines 1.25 inches longer. Next time there is wind, I will test fly and report back.
200hours is nothing. I have done 10x on a kite. yes it was fucked. Washing the kite may damage the fabric. Drying it is fine as long as it is indoors like you say, it is the sun that kills the fabric. If the kite is left wet with fresh water mold will rapidly grow, best not rinse the kite unless you need to for like sewing or something. Wet with salt water usually takes months before mold starts but it will still grow with salt water. I once left a kite wet(salt water) for 6 months and no mold, another time I left one for 3 months and the fuc.ker got covered in mold. So it is hard to predict.Johhnn wrote: This kite is very well used. I would have to add up the hours, but perhaps more than 200. It has landed in the saltwater many times, but I have rinsed it. None of the crashes were hard ones. The fabric seems to be in very good shape, really clean, almost crisp like new. Aside from a lot of use, I take care of my kites carefully, drying them out indoors after each session and rinsing them occasionally in fresh water. I wax the SPL's after each session and therefore have not had to replace them.
thanks expecting people to just know brand new flysurfer acronyms is a bit much. I see why it would be called that, but simply calling them Profile Adjustments would be sufficient. I wonder where they heard about them , foilzone perhaps? A little credit would be nice. Peter Lynn is the master though hehe.Nem0 wrote:PMA = Profil Momentum Adjuster
@Johhnn: please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get a manual for solving your problem!
Yes rips will do bad stuff, look for puffiness in flight, or try pulling the cell rib apart from the top and bottom skin, it shouldn't move.logsdon wrote:Did you notice this gradually happening or just one day you noticed it? Do you backstall land the kite much? Check the webbing inside the trailing edge. My 10 dlx acted like this after the internal webbing tore. Happened on three different occasions. Is the bar pressure heavier as well? Put the kite up to the light and inspect the mesh.
I looked back and found it, the Z mod. Sounds pretty easy. I just want to get a little bit more glide and power out of it. Way too much of a gap between my Lotus 10m and it than there should be I think.foilholio wrote:Which mod are we talking about? Or what do you want to fix or change?
I am actually planing to retune my Psycho4s. After fiddling with the Genesis ,and a few other things, my understanding of the bridles/kites is much better. I should be able to get a higher camber while keeping them stable. Psycho4s normally go berserk like jakemores Speed4 if too much camber is set.
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