How did you check them? Because there is only one way to really be sure that they are even and it is not just by pulling them together by hand and they sort of look even. You need to put them under tension and the tension to be even to each line. You use a small rope thru a pulley and attach each line end to an end of the rope, use another rope to pull on the pulley. You will then see the actual difference in the lines. Before adjusting lines stretch them, either with the pulley setup which is hard to do or connect each line into one long line and stretch them together. You will need to check the difference in lines again before adjusting.flying doctor wrote: I checked my lines today as well and they are of equal length.
do what I did to help me understand the bridal in more detail,flying doctor wrote: ↑Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:23 amThanks for all the feedback!
I'll do a thorough check in lighter winds one of these days and see if it helps me to pinpoint the problem.
It's all a bit daunting to me, I was hoping to try a foil and see if it would work out for me. I guess I wasn't prepared for the science that's involved in the maintenance of a foil kite. I'll follow your steps one at a time and otherwise I hope the shop can help me out.
Don't worry. The Hyperlink is a well known and very well performing kite and I am sure it is an easy fix.
You shouldn't need to replace lines for shrink but only wear or failure.Tom Tom wrote: Be prepared to ask the shop to supply a spare set of the lines that run through the pulleys (PB2/PC1 & PB1), they shrink with use.
read thisflying doctor wrote:It's all a bit daunting to me
Honestly the problem you have is so basic it is not really science. If I had the kite I could show you how to check it in 5 mins, have most all problems identified and maybe solve it in 5 more mins. It could get more involved and take more time but I doubt it. There is definitely a problem with your mixer from the pics, and I am certain your front lines are uneven.flying doctor wrote: I wasn't prepared for the science that's involved in the maintenance of a foil kite
Well if that is the case it looks more like it would go to the right. I guess it's more the front lines then.jakemoore wrote: Foilholios advice is generally good but he has A and C reverses.
Without Z they don't mean much for checking the profile ,but for symmetry it is best to compare both sides with the mixer fully depowered. A and B are the most important you rarely get bias powering as you can just steer it out easy.jakemoore wrote: Finally, mixer positions don’t mean much without also knowing what Z is doing.
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