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Short video of 2018 Rebel in light wind

Postby rtz » Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:29 am

Impromptu video(portrait mode) just showing it in flight.

Static flying a 10m in 1-4mph Wind and no higher then a 5-6mph “gust” measured on a ground wind meter at the location.

Seems like not too long ago an average size kite would struggle to fly in that light of wind?

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Re: Short video of 2018 Rebel in light wind

Postby Lokihel » Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:54 am

Your video does not work =/


Also, the "1-4mph" claims seems a little off to me...

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Re: Short video of 2018 Rebel in light wind

Postby rtz » Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:00 pm

It really was blowing 1-4mph. I can give you the persons phone number that was flying it. The Wind meter on his vehicle was also his.

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Re: Short video of 2018 Rebel in light wind

Postby Toby » Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:22 pm

Doesn't mean this was the wind the kite was flying in...I had it before...water glassy, but the kite had power from 20 knots.

1-4 nothing works

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Re: Short video of 2018 Rebel in light wind

Postby tautologies » Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:25 pm

rtz wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:00 pm
It really was blowing 1-4mph. I can give you the persons phone number that was flying it. The Wind meter on his vehicle was also his.

No it wasn't.

We had a claim here before with 2-4mph on a different kite. It ended up in a shitshow of epic proportions.
THere is just not enough power in 1mph to lift any kite up. It is a nonsensical claim.

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Re: Short video of 2018 Rebel in light wind

Postby PullStrings » Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:42 am

A 10m Rebel low end on the water is 13 knots average weight rider and twin tip medium width
Now there on land i would say that you have a gradient wind and the speed is about 7 knots(8 mph) from how the kite behaves...so kite is in a special light wind
Kite too heavy...5 struts..to fly in what is claimed

Many of us have seen that type wind...sun setting ...wind from Southerly direction...air density increases which helps the kite fly easier
Yep feels like there is nearly no wind when it's like that
Impossible to measure really


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