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  2. Colibri XL

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  3. Colibri XL

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  4. Setting up a stack

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  5. Can You Help ID This Kite

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  6. Kite tails

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  7. SUL purchase advice

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  8. Rev forum

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  9. Trlby Project

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  10. UL Choices?

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  11. Vented dual line

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    • That's the pros and cons in a nutshell. Short lines fit in more places, but reaction  time decreases dramatically. And you can really see how the kite reacts to inputs, see wing tip wraps, etc. Long lines give a bigger canvas to paint on, more reaction time (if you see things going south soon enough), etc. Both have advantages and disadvantages. 
    • Didn't  feel comfortable with my skill set on 50' with the PDSUL or Zephyr. The size of the Solus would at this point be very intimidating on short lines. Hopefully that will change. Can see the advantage of practicing closer to the kite. 
    • visuals against weight, that is always the issue: Super light weight (so lite you don't have to remove the devices EVER) isn't the visual impact of powerful light set-up. 64 LEDs programmed and powered by a rechargeable 3.7 volt battery (Like the 9 foot mesh weave deltas available from Cobra Kites in NJ).  They fly in very low wind, absolutely light up the field underneath themselves and don't rip your arms out if it's actually windy and you want to wind in the lines at the end of the evening. but on a quad you make up for that lack of visuals overpowering the darkness by your flight control, or you've got the coolest ground display ever built for a night fly.  No one wants to be that guy who pulled everyone out of the sky all wrapped up! When I fly at night, I always go one sail lighter than conditions actually warrant, to make up for dew/moisture/increased weight of kite lights,/lack of good vision, particularly if walking backwards to maintain flight on occasion.
    • Can’t wait to see a video of you flying it at night with all those lights.


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