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problems riding unhooked w/ my cab switchblade

Postby gotwind » Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:17 pm

When i start flying my kite unhhoked for about 1 sec. its starts 2 leave the window. Whats wrong? or is it natural

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Postby deltawake » Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:12 am

Whats wrong is that it's not a c kite :D

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Re: problems riding unhooked w/ my cab switchblade

Postby munteruk » Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:55 am

gotwind wrote:When i start flying my kite unhhoked for about 1 sec. its starts 2 leave the window. Whats wrong? or is it natural
Do you mean it leaves the edge of the window by flying backwards? If so, check that it isn't being oversheeted and stalling. You can correct this by pulling in some trim strap before unhooking to ensure that the angle of attack isn't too great when unhooked.

C kiters don't face this problem because their kites can't change their angle of attack anywhere near as much.

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Postby Stone » Tue Jun 05, 2007 8:08 am

Surprisingly the fact that you can stall a bow kite out while flying it in a horizontal position makes it pretty damn good for tricks. You unhook, and it just parks itself... if you have the trim right.


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