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FranckPG

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FranckPG last won the day on December 6 2018

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About FranckPG

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    franck perret-gentil

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  • Favorite Kite(s)
    revolution kites
  • Flying Since
    stunt kite since 2009-Rev since aug 2015
  • Location
    Washington DC
  • Country
    United States
  • Interests
    nature,sports,music,photography/video,vaping
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  1. Exactamundo Paul. One of the many things I need to constantly remind myself of. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I do love to share my videos but the main reason I film is for self evaluation. First thing I noticed is my hands. Other than when doing a upside down hover they’re pretty close to each other. That’s something I always have in the back of my mind as I fly. I guess that has stuck. Next are the two maneuvers I’ve been working on for a long time now. Traveling bicycle still needs work. I get 2/3 rotations than I lose the feeling and it stops traveling or it starts to head downward. THe other maneuver I can’t seem it be consistent with I don’t know the name[emoji23][emoji23]. Picture the kite hovering facing right. The tip of the top wing goes down in reverse until it ends on the bottom while the bottom tip stays stationary and the kite ends in a left facing hover. I guess it’s like going up or down a ladder but in reverse with sharp stops at each quarter or half turn. Anyway thanks for watching. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. At some point on Sunday as I’m looking at the line of familiar kites resting, I notice a newbie within the group and think, cool someone’s got a new toy. So of course I pick it up and play with it for a little while. Two things right off the bat, light as a feather and super responsive. That’s as technical as I can get. Thoroughly enjoyed it in my hands and it looks fantastic against the sun. Thanks Riff. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. FranckPG

    Handwork Angle.

    Shaky footage courtesy of Fletch’s tunes. Couldnt stop dancing around. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Curious as to your progress during this last year. Hope you stuck with it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  7. We really couldn’t have asked for a better day. Plus, 60 degrees in January didn’t hurt any either. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Just a bunch of good folks flying into 2019 enjoying a beautiful day. Happy new year to all. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. After a couple yrs of me always posting kite stuff on FB, YouTube and Instagram my wonderful family have come to grips with my passion for kites. They all got together at Christmas to help me finally get my FIRST BRAND NEW kite. Custom design ordered day after Christmas. I am truly blessed. Happy flying to all. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Drone footage from March 2018 on a deserted beach. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. A few of us DC Misfits got our hands on a custom Djinn this weekend. Per usual the wind was, well, non existent. And per usual, these guys make it look easy.
  12. I’ve got a dji Spark and love it. Lots to think about when flying a quadcopter. . Take your time to learn the ins and outs of the quadcopter. Wind conditions are a big factor. Battery life. Proper connection from RC to phone to quad. Learn what to do in case of disconnect between devices (don’t panic). RTH ( return to home) button is your friend. Watch for radio wave interference. The list of things to think about before sending it up is huge. I can go on and on but if you have questions don’t hesitate. With all the help you’ve given me over last couple yrs I’m glad to return the favor. Oh and first thing, register yourself with the FAA. it’s only $5 and it’s the law. Speaking of laws, always check to make sure your not flying somewhere illegal. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Problem with uploading vids to Facebook is that they compress the heck out of it. Image quality is diminished big time. I’ve used YouTube for yrs and for music I use their YouTube Audio Library. Takes a bit of time to choose the right music but at least it won’t be blocked or muted. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Can’t see the pics. Can you please describe colors and stuff? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. TonyK If you want a visual example of what NOT to do on your first few flights you should checkout my video on YouTube aptly titled “Worst Rev Flight Ever - Day 2” Keep in mind that I did not seek out any help at all before I dove into this. I bought a EXP at the beach and went for it. So already, compared to me, you’re way ahead of the game. I just watched the video again for the first time in a while and here are a few things that pop out. THE KITE vs WIND CONDITIONS I had 15-20 mph winds for my first outings with the EXP. It was a bit of a struggle as can be seen in the video. A vented kite would made this a little easier. SETUP- Notice the leading edge is facing up. I had no idea but for safety reasons setup with leading edge in the sand. I used spars for stakes cuz it’s all I had. Tangled lines? Oh yeah that’s gonna happen just be very patient. STANCE - Wow am I stiff or what??? I know the wind was strong but for crying out loud man, relax. My legs are all over the place and my arms are flailing as if I was directing a plane onto the tarmac. Keep arm movement to a minimum, try to keep elbows in close to your body and concentrate on wrist movements, that’s what really guides the kite. If you checkout my video titled “rev flight fail with lucky recovery” you’ll clearly see that my arm movements do NOTHING to prevent the kite from going into the water. No need to white knuckle the handles. Relax your hands and try to control the handles with the tip of your fingers. I had so much fun that first week I spent hours on that beach. That’s the key really just have fun. I didn’t know I was doing anything wrong until I met some locals who had a few ( a lot ) of pointers to help me make things much easier to learn. If possible, before you head to Mexico get together with some local flyers and have them help you out, this will chop off many hours from your learning curve. Have fun and remember The one thing that the video doesn’t show is the huge smile on my face. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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