What’s your method for the bridle restretch.
I know you didn't address me but a weight through a pulley. I don't usually do it anymore though, as it's quicker and much more permanent to adjust things.Adventure Logs wrote:What’s your method for the bridle restretch.
I have never done one, but having done much more complicated things I see no reason you couldn't do it solo. 2 ways is to use screw drivers likely 6 to secure ABCZ so black marks align at the kite and then pull against them securing your front and rear main. You adjust B and C as needed to have them right and AZ right. Another way is to secure both front and rear main with screwdrivers. Check and measure A to Z marks. Adjust the front and rear main with measurements. Check AZ marks align then measure BC marks. Adjust BC with measurements. Check and repeat anything you need to.Adventure Logs wrote: Only thing annoying about the long mixer test is you need someone to help you.
The other important thing you are missing is the mixer depower limit. While the LMT seems great it only accounts for the kite at one point in the span and not for other factors like your personal preference and the condition of the kites fabric etc. To account for all of these it is easier to one restore the mixer depower limit or maybe increase it 2 or more cm from standard, do a mixer test, and then adjust Z till you have a kite that flys how you like. You will most likely have to lengthen Z ~10cm, but maybe more or less. I have experimented with increasing the depower limit 5-7cm over standard and the results are very good. It is more important for very light wind. If you have a kite that will sit above you but ends up on the water and won't fly forward, it is because the mixer is not allowing it to depower enough or reduce it's AoA to fly forward. With such an increase you will get interesting effect when the kite approaches it's stall point in light wind, instead of just stalling it will start to drift back deeper into the window. You also get the benefit of more range, through more depower and a faster flying kite. When you increase the depower beyond standard you will notice more depower when flying through the window.tkaraszewski wrote: There's no other tuning to be done here, the kite should be tuned correctly, albeit with slightly short steering lines?
I just did the long mixer test on a Soul 12 after 1 1/2 years without help. Had to lengthen C line on the right by 3 cm, on the left side it was nearly fine. I attached the front and rear lines to two pins of a garden fence, maybe 30 cm apart. By moving to the left / right I was able to align A and Z. Just like Armin did in his video. Then I compared C and noticed it was 3 cm too short.
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