kevmort

Getting better thanks to oapbill

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A massive thank you to oapbill for the sail he sold me I’m starting to think I can do this now , maiden flight was an hour long and in ten minutes I could do more than I have since starting my quad life [emoji4]

 

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Did he fly with you, or is it just the kite that makes the difference?

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It was just the sail , for the first time I could fly in a box shape with the leading edge vertical and then horizontal doing side and vertical slides , within the first ten minutes of setting up I could do near perfect hovers, soon I’ll be practicing inverted moves [emoji4]


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And the sooner we meet the better !   :rev_clockwork:

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And the sooner we meet the better !   :rev_clockwork:


Too right making plans now as we come back from a weeks holiday on the 2nd from the IOW and will be coming home via Basingstoke and staying over night at a friends then heading home on Sunday the 3rd [emoji4] should be in Basingstoke around 2 pm on Saturday the 3rd bill [emoji4]


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6 hours ago, kevmort said:

 


Too right making plans now as we come back from a weeks holiday on the 2nd from the IOW and will be coming home via Basingstoke and staying over night at a friends then heading home on Sunday the 3rd emoji4.png should be in Basingstoke around 2 pm on Saturday the 3rd bill emoji4.png


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Good, you'll learn a lot and quickly with a bit of hands-on instruction. What were you using before? I know you mentioned it somewhere, but I'm too lazy to look for it.

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Good, you'll learn a lot and quickly with a bit of hands-on instruction. What were you using before? I know you mentioned it somewhere, but I'm too lazy to look for it.


I’m hoping I do [emoji4] and I’ve been flying a EXP but thinking the sail has stretched some [emoji20]


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Kevin, it sounds like your EXP needs a good look at, make sure you bring it to Basingstoke ! I will give it the once over !

I have been flying a 1996/7 vintage 1.5 that I recently obtained in a very poor condition and rebuilt it with my modifications, I am only using it as a fun kite but the damn thing flies really well in low winds often better than a "B" !     

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A stretched sail should still fly very well. Bill will get it on the right track. He probably has at least one that's even more stretched.

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7 hours ago, kevmort said:

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Well in my early days flying my EXP like this probably didn’t help lol


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It hurts just to look at that. You absolutely need to get a vented, or stop flying when it blows that hard! Of course who am I to advise you. Look at what I do with a full vent.

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15 hours ago, makatakam said:

It hurts just to look at that. You absolutely need to get a vented, or stop flying when it blows that hard! Of course who am I to advise you. Look at what I do with a full vent.

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Bully !:rolleyes:

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It hurts just to look at that. You absolutely need to get a vented, or stop flying when it blows that hard! Of course who am I to advise you. Look at what I do with a full vent.
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At least you had the spars on the right side of the kite unlike I did when I started !! And with much thanks I have a vented sail now thanks to oapbill [emoji4][emoji4]


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