On my sonic fr 15m. I added a pigtail made of q-power line just above the mixer and never had any tangling issues. It was just a doubled over line with an 8 knot.direnc wrote: Also, I'd like to do this in a clean way that won't cause tangles if possible.
These are all options. You also need to consider the pulley lines shrinking and limiting your depower.direnc wrote: I wonder what would be the best fix for this.
a) Shorten A by 5cm, and extend BR/Z by 3cm
b) Extend B and C by 5cm and BR/Z by 8
c) Some other way you may suggest.
Yep that is how I make most adjustments. Use the same thing with thin fishing lines for LCL extensions at the kite for span changes and fine tune or mods.davesails7 wrote:It was just a doubled over line with an 8 knot.
Those are from top of mixer to kite.
Thank you. I was worried about the knot causing tangles.davesails7 wrote: ↑Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:52 amOn my sonic fr 15m. I added a pigtail made of q-power line just above the mixer and never had any tangling issues. It was just a doubled over line with an 8 knot.direnc wrote: Also, I'd like to do this in a clean way that won't cause tangles if possible.
After a long mixer tuned to zero, have you observed a pattern in the way Flysurfer kites deviate from their standart setup? And a pattern in the method to fix it?foilholio wrote: ↑Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:24 amCorrect it to standard, then play with Z length till you are happy. You will most likely need settings different from standard, as every ones preference is different but also, kite still has spanwise changes and the fabric shape changes too. Those changes will cause the kite to perform different to standard, so you use non standard settings to fix it.
This is my third kite I am doing the long mixer test, so I am not very experienced either.HaylingBilly wrote: ↑Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:08 pmHaving done all this I ran the test the other way round, as Gunnar shows in his video with an R1. Funny thing is that i am now (at the kite end of the lines) A = 0, B=-65, C=0.......I was expecting A=0, B=-44, C=+17.....
I am going to fly the kite like this and let the mixer and knots bed in and then try to adjust again. I suspect that i may have to Lengthen C-Main at the pulley by the 17mm i am short and also B-Main the same. Once I have it back to how it should be, then I hope any adjustments I shall make will, at least, be from a known position rather than from the unknown that i had before.
Just been looking at your first table. I have got quite confused with + and - lengths. To my mind your back to front... If A = 5441 and B = 5397, then A-B does = 44, but as I have been measuring from A then B is actually 44mm less and so a -44. You may have a system but just be sure its the right way round........Or correct me gently, I'm a beginner at Long Mixer Tests.