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Re: Foil Kite folding in half when going upwind!?

Postby PullStrings » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:18 pm

bungholio wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:05 am
Pullstrings can't understand how foils fly in 1-2knots.
Ram airs can fly in half the speed that a regular person can walk ?

No can do..nut enoff pull on da strings

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Re: Foil Kite folding in half when going upwind!?

Postby foilholio » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:21 am

You realize you just confirmed what I wrote? lol

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Re: Foil Kite folding in half when going upwind!?

Postby PullStrings » Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:49 am

Re read...im saying its impossible to do so
Never been done
Never will
You are a bullshitter...that's all
Now go get some TP

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Re: Foil Kite folding in half when going upwind!?

Postby foilholio » Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:24 am

You clearly don't understand then. Wow!

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Re: Foil Kite folding in half when going upwind!?

Postby PullStrings » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:31 pm

Hey....1-2 knots ( average 1.5 kn ) not possible
Now 2-4 knots ( average 3 knots ) that is possible.....that's 4 times stronger ...and that's the reason your 1-2 is bull

You just don't have the experience of winds speed (yet) ....so give it some more time
I understand there may be hope for you
In the meantime enjoy your own BS & TP
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Re: Foil Kite folding in half when going upwind!?

Postby Nash556 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:50 pm

Ok guys I've made the following changes. All knots in a row as per manufacturers instructions apart from Z which has been extended 4cm. Here are two vids of it flying in 7-8kts ish. Any further tuning required?

https://youtu.be/SycjM-Sfu2E

https://youtu.be/7eEAqs20aqg

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Re: Foil Kite folding in half when going upwind!?

Postby Nash556 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:55 pm

Ahhhh balls the videos are such bad quality. Will repost

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Re: Foil Kite folding in half when going upwind!?

Postby Nash556 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:09 pm

Ok cool sorted the technical issue! Have a look if there is an obvious improvement/tweak let me know....

https://youtu.be/VJB8ihY-Py8

https://youtu.be/-FMBVSOU8jw

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Re: Foil Kite folding in half when going upwind!?

Postby foilholio » Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:25 am

4cm for Z sounds like less than what you had set before. It should be 4xB, B looked 1.5cm, so 6cm, but I am guessing. Important thing is you play with the length till you are happy. Kite looks fine in first vid, length of Z seems conservative. Second vid tip collapses a bit, may be light wind, but bridle at tip LE looks too tight. I would guess that is a B bridle. You could try extending it and or shortening the bridle more to the middle cord which should be C. If you have LCLs just wrap some loops around them, if not well maybe too hard.

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Re: Foil Kite folding in half when going upwind!?

Postby kitexpert » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:17 pm

Just extend Z more like foilholio says :D It is The Fix and it has "same effect" than adjusting A-B :lol:

Brakes are still perhaps a bit too tight, aren't them, foilholio? :lol:

"Same effect" :lol:

Serious advice to Nash556: Don't follow foolish advice you can get here. Then you can save your time and nerves. Just learn the basics of kites and use your own brain.


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