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Re: Pansh Aurora II 10m - one item off bucket list

Postby oldkiter » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:39 am

I got to setup the Aurora II 10m but not enough wind to fly (maybe 5-6 mph). Did start to launch during gust of 7-8 mph!!! Did get to check bridles and they looked ok to me -- nothing seemed crossed! Also got to check out my mutant bar with 18m lines and sfr system. Hopefully soon in the air!!! Still problems with picture uploads -- for those interested kite seems well built to me ---but what do I know?

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Re: Pansh Aurora II 10m - one item off bucket list

Postby oldkiter » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:15 am

Got to fly the Aurora II 10m at the beach in 8-10 mph.

Used the downwind launch method with sand on wingtip.

Took my time allowing it to inflate and no problems with take-off. Shook kite right to left to finalize the inflation.

Kite takes to zenith very well - and stays at zenith very surprisingly!

Noticed 2 things immediately.

First, with equal lines (18m) and at full power, the kite REALLY backstalls when bar pulled in. Had to completely trim depower (about 8 inches) to even have a chance of not braking back into full stall. Then I had to have bar about another 8 inches away from CL to show good flying characteristics. Still have to shorten front lines, or lengthen back lines, for good flying. Comments appreciated!!

Second, it appeared that the outside/brake lines bridles were just hanging loose - those attached to the rear of the kite. Even when turning the kite. Seems odd and possible just my angle - no one else around. Comments please!

Still trying to upload pics with no luck. Can't figure it out. Usually no problem.

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Re: Pansh Aurora II 10m - one item off bucket list

Postby airsail » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:23 am

On a foil kite the rear lines/brake lines carry very little load, so yes, they do tend to look like they are loose with no control input.

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Re: Pansh Aurora II 10m - one item off bucket list

Postby Kykeon » Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:58 am

oldkiter wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:15 am

First, with equal lines (18m) and at full power, the kite REALLY backstalls when bar pulled in. Had to completely trim depower (about 8 inches) to even have a chance of not braking back into full stall. Then I had to have bar about another 8 inches away from CL to show good flying characteristics. Still have to shorten front lines, or lengthen back lines, for good flying. Comments appreciated!!

Second, it appeared that the outside/brake lines bridles were just hanging loose - those attached to the rear of the kite. Even when turning the kite. Seems odd and possible just my angle - no one else around. Comments please!

Still trying to upload pics with no luck. Can't figure it out. Usually no problem.
How did you finally connect your bar to your kite?

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Re: Pansh Aurora II 10m - one item off bucket list

Postby oldkiter » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:53 pm

Hi airsail. Thank you. Helps to know that!

Hi Kykeon. Thanks for question. I set up the kite leaders with knots on outside leaders and loops on front leaders. That way all my bars would fit. No extra lengths added to length of lines. I had one extra knot further out on bar leaders which I'll try next time.

I should add that I would recommend this kite especially at the discounted price. At this point it is a great first foil kite, seems well made, basically flew right out of the bag, and can see possibly buying others for hydrofoiling. I'm sure I just need more time with it!

Thinking of getting a mountain board! Don't tell the wife!!!

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Re: Pansh Aurora II 10m - one item off bucket list

Postby EricSanders » Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:20 am

I got the 22m Aurora II early last year. It flew right out of the bag and was definitely a session savor for me several times.

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Re: Pansh Aurora II 10m - one item off bucket list

Postby airsail » Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:00 pm

Ordered a 12 mtr Aurora 2 in ultralite cloth 10 days ago. Email came back quickly saying that they were out of blue cloth, would I be happy with a combination of red and white? No problems and the order was placed.
Just had an email saying the kite had been shipped. So far pretty good service.

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Re: Pansh Aurora II 10m - one item off bucket list

Postby oldkiter » Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:37 pm

Looking at Pansh site. Still 1/2 off prices so maybe Aurora II 15m. Still trying to figure if that's best step up--maybe for minimum of about 8-9mph kiting. Also, new videos there using the 10m so good to see in action!

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Re: Pansh Aurora II 10m - one item off bucket list

Postby revhed » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:18 am

airsail wrote:
Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:00 pm
Ordered a 12 mtr Aurora 2 in ultralite cloth 10 days ago. Email came back quickly saying that they were out of blue cloth, would I be happy with a combination of red and white? No problems and the order was placed.
Just had an email saying the kite had been shipped. So far pretty good service.
:thumb:
Please,PLEASE keep us informed on your thoughts with this kite.
Also if you are really a maniac take some bridle measures for future reference and to control factory work, as I have seen other places on line but never sure if these
are up to date.
May I suggest already using a longer bar to provide more steering line throw, and maybe longer lines for more loop window.
Also know a close friend who has a 12m2 Aurora 2 in normal cloth and promise to relay his findings.
R H

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Re: Pansh Aurora II 10m - one item off bucket list

Postby airsail » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:27 am

Hi revhead,
The kite is currently clearing customs in Sydney, may not get much use in the near future as we have a stack of wind forecast. This is my third foil kite so I can't see many problems that can't be worked out. Already have plans for an adjustable mixer as I like to adjust to my personal preference, eg a kite that sits deeper in the window.
Yes, I note there are no bridle lengths posted online like flysurfer does, I'll measure them before the first use.


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