Long time lurker, first time posting. <3 Been flying kites for about 10 years, and am a huge fan of quad line kites (revs in general).
So I recently picked up a beautiful Black Rainbow, New York Minute, Single Vent from Dave (awesome dude) over a @kiteconnection and got to fly it for the first time this weekend.
It flew like butter, but sadly, it sounded like a weed eater.
Coming from my full sail Rev B series, which is silent as the wind, is a stark contrast to the rasping buzz on my new NYM. Nothing I tried could help tune it out. It seems to be the trailing edge, and it buzzes/ is flappy at *any* speed. It doesn't seem to affect its flight,cause it did fly really really well, I loved that it had muuuuuch faster reverse speed, and super smooth control. It just disturbs the peace. And its not a little, it a lot. It is pretty loud.
I asked Dave about it, but he didn't know if the NYMs had a reputation be buzzy, but have found others talking about it online. Some buzzes, others silent, and others may only have it buzz on one side but not on the other. I am assuming its how the sail has been sewn.
My question, is this a bug or a feature? Do you have a NYM single vent? Is it flappy? Did I get a loosely sewed sail? Am i just being silly or is this really a thing?
Should I contact Rev, or possibly attempt an exchange with Dave, or just live with the noise? Not sure the best way to proceed right now.