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Re: 5 ways to self land - Tutorial

Postby Peter_Frank » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:24 pm

RedSky wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:12 pm
The kite behaves perfectly normal while the lady is standing. The very instant she lowers the bar towards the ground the kite lifts. Replay the video, see this happen. This is because the left back line is now being pulled due to the difference between left and right line and the distance from each attachment point to cement block. Good grief, I'll ask the questions next time. :)

erm, can't think of any atm

RedSky, this does not make sense, sorry to say that...

If the bar end is not "trapped" in something on the ground, the kite will stay just fine and no difference in distance left/right line.

Think about it this way, if you fly the kite down yourself, you sitting on the beach so bar low, and let the kite hang 1 foot over the beach - then if you let the bar go, the kite will drop DOWN and stand on the side on the beach.

Of course it will have a marginal angle "upwards" from horisontal seen tip to tip - but this does not mean it will fly up, as just verified above.

The only reason a kite sometimes bounces a bit up and down when left on a stake/object, is the small inevitable changes in wind down there, and the lower tip "sticking" to the beach, so it will either seek forward almost going LE down (in a "sqeezed" way), or it will fly a bit up but as soon as the tip has left the beach, it will drop down again.

This is very normal and no problems in this whatsoever :thumb:

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Re: 5 ways to self land - Tutorial

Postby RedSky » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:46 pm

Enough talk, I want my prize.

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Re: 5 ways to self land - Tutorial

Postby PullStrings » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:57 pm

RedSky wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:46 pm
Enough talk, I want my prize.
Soon be patient...yes the left line will be tighter than the right line...the right line is influenced by the kite wingtip pressure on the ground that flexes the lower LE

Since that side bends more it will slack that line a bit more

If her kite was adjusted differently with longer steering lines ( ~4 inches) to compensate for her seemingly lack of bar throw the kite would not have bounced like that

Then the left line would have "proper slack" to permit the kite maximum stability and allow the pull now to be almost all on the front lines

When the guy has his kite on the beach the back lines have a lot less influence on the kite and that looks much better

Here :D :beer:

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Re: 5 ways to self land - Tutorial

Postby BillyGoatGruff » Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:33 am

The guy with the black cap and orange harness has attached his leash to the wrong part of the harness !!!

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Re: 5 ways to self land - Tutorial

Postby HannesAtOzone » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:17 pm

BOEMIX wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:22 pm
Now we need the foil kite version.

Ozone! Flysurfer! Are you listening?

Hey - yeah, we're listening. Check out our tutorial on self-landing foil kites:
Hope this helps!

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Re: 5 ways to self land - Tutorial

Postby BOEMIX » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:17 pm

Thanks :thumb:

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