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Postby Guest » Thu Feb 07, 2002 11:05 am

hello ,
i have R3 11 two lines , my problem is that the kite is very slow , if i change it to 4 lines the kite will be fuster?
Thanks Ben

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Postby murdoc » Thu Feb 07, 2002 11:40 am

have you tried trimming it?

if you change the angle of attack, the kite should get faster.

but upgrading to 4 lines would work, too -
with my AR3.5 - i've noticed a bit more turning speed when upgrading...

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Postby Guest » Thu Feb 07, 2002 1:08 pm

hi Murdoc i didnt try trimimng it , how can i do it?

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Postby murdoc » Thu Feb 07, 2002 1:35 pm

well, you can adjust the angle of attack by moving a knot - i don't have the bridle in mind anymore - it's been too long...

but just inflate the kite and have a look at the bridle - you'll see the knots you gotta move to adjust it....


like a sail, a kite has it's most power directly at the moment before it flies backwards :wink:

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Postby TheRob » Thu Feb 07, 2002 6:07 pm

i bought a 9 meter ar3.5 that has been converted to 4 lines. i also have a 7 meter ar5 that i flew all last season. i haven't been able to fly my 9 meter yet. i was just wondering how it will be compared to the ar5. obviosly it will pull harder, but i'm talking about turning, re-launching, jumping, etc.
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Postby murdoc » Thu Feb 07, 2002 6:32 pm

hey rob!

the ar3.5:

it flies quite well, the lift is not as hard as the 2001 kites...

the upwind-performance is not as good as for example the arx, but it's enough :wink:


restart:
that's cool:
after dropping it, one sharp look is enough :smile:

you know, this kite WANTS to go back into the air.
if you ever managed to relaunch a tubekite, you won't have any problem at all.

turning speed is quite ok ...


i use mine from upper 5 bft to upper 6bft ...

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Postby Royce » Fri Feb 08, 2002 11:33 am

Whats a BFT? Is it something you eat and after 5 you need a bigger kite? Just kiding. HA.

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Postby Guest » Fri Feb 08, 2002 11:44 am

BFT = Beaufort (wind speed measurement unit)


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