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flysurfer soul long mixer test

Postby neilhapgood » Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:28 am

Hi folks,

so I have, with a degree of trepidation, attempted to carry out a long mixer test matching up the black marks on the soul bridle.

A is currently about 4cm longer than Z, B & C.

I can't see a way to shorten A, any ideas?

Thanks

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Re: flysurfer soul long mixer test

Postby jakemoore » Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:01 pm

Lengthen others.

Z at the bar by depower or with a pigtail on the kite. B and C with the mixer.

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Re: flysurfer soul long mixer test

Postby JakeFarley » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:43 pm

When would one perform a mixer test? Kite loses power? Too much power? Backstalling? Pulls to one side?

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Re: flysurfer soul long mixer test

Postby neilhapgood » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:47 pm

Hi Jakemoore,

many thanks for the reply, if I adjust to keep the bridles the same length for the long mixer then will the short mixer then be out, if so which is more important?!

thanks!

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Re: flysurfer soul long mixer test

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Re: flysurfer soul long mixer test

Postby Breze » Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:07 pm

Long Mixer is amore accurate,Armin says
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Re: flysurfer soul long mixer test

Postby jakemoore » Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:12 pm

neilhapgood wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:47 pm
Hi Jakemoore,

many thanks for the reply, if I adjust to keep the bridles the same length for the long mixer then will the short mixer then be out, if so which is more important?!

thanks!
The wind only sees the shape of the kite, not the long or short mixer. For the short mixer to have meaning in restoring the kite to factory shape, the upper bridles have to have factory lengths. So I would go based on long mixer.

The short mixer test is easier to do and the pulley spare part lines change length the most. So after doing the long mixer test I would write down the condition of the short mixer so field adjustments are easier. If you want the short mixer to line up, you could do a pigtail on B C and Z but may be more effort.

Finally, remember FS kites have a "bed-in" period. You might like how the kite is somewhere between how it is now and how it would be with an even long mixer test. So make changes slowly and see what you like.
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Re: flysurfer soul long mixer test

Postby PabloQ » Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:31 pm

Consult, I made the mixer test in my soul 10m. The short test was correct. While the in the long enco the brakes 3.5 cm shorter and the line A 1cm longer. The kite flies correctly in the upper and lower ranges, it is fast at the controls and I have not noticed problems.
If I decide to lengthen the brakes to match the mixer, do not I run the risk of having nose drops?
If it flies well ... should I correct it?
Thank you

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Re: flysurfer soul long mixer test

Postby jakemoore » Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:57 pm

If you like it, keep flying it.

Lengthening the Z probably makes the kite more stable.

No harm in trying that as well to see what you like.

Foilholio’s Z extend method of equalizing the breaks is a top tip.
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Re: flysurfer soul long mixer test

Postby baxterbradford » Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:26 pm

It sounds a long way off at 4cm. I did both short & long mixer test on 3 Souls, heavily used 12 & 15m and a barely used 18m. All needed adjustment on short test, strangely the 18m was most out but none needed anything altering on the long mixer test. I'm not saying yours aren't out of adjustment by that much, just expressing my surprise at the difference in our experience.
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