I take you added pigtails to extend B and C, (either at the mains or pulley lines)? Ok the effect with that is not Z is longer but shorter!,HENCE your stability problems! The solution is not to shorten Z further! (slap in the head for you all!) but to add a pigtail to lengthen Z as well, make it a bit adjustable so you can have a play and change the feel and learn about wings/kites/aerodynamics/etc.Slyde wrote: got ABC perfectly aligned. Flew the kite today and the tips just folded in. Basically the kite was unflyable. It seems to me that if you add this pigtail you are effectively lengthening the Z line by ½ the length of the pigtail. So presumably I should now shorten the Z knot by half the length of the pigtail. Can anyone advise if my logic is correct and has experienced this issue?
While true in the literal sense , you altered C pulley line and not Z, it is sadly WRONG in the sense of if you understand how mixers work. A mixer works on a RATIO of the different components and hence the use of ratios to describe them, if you change one length it is the same had you left it the same but changed the others.gmb13 wrote:The pigtail should have no effect on the length of the Z. UNLESS you have put the pigtail on the wrong side of the C pulley line. It should be on the front lines side of the pulley line.
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