I found this thread really useful in understanding speed systems and how to realign the Ozone speed system that isn’t actually adjustable!airsail wrote: ↑Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:40 amWith the large uptake of foil kites I predict there will be some demand for people who know how to tune the bridle system. And probably some bargains to be had when those who can’t be bothered learning sell their problem kites.
Flysurfer say their silicone cloth is good for over 1000 hours, that’s one very old bridle.
Spoken like someone who has never maxed out their mixer trying to tune around shortened pulley lines...
Yeah that was me! This is the problem, A is too short relative to B, so the leading edge tucks under. I should have shortened B though instead of lengthening A. Lengthening A worked, but people had a conniption when they heard I lengthened AMossy 757 wrote: ↑Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:45 pmJust watching the video I'd diagnose what I'm seeing as shrinkage in the A row of your bridle. Collapse like that usually means that the leading edge of the canopy is 'smashing into' the airflow instead of cutting through it and creating lift. When a soft cloth smashes into air, it collapses. This also happened to a local with his 15m Sonic2, adding some extensions to the A row also solved his problem.
Guilty as charged
I’ll give you the benefit of doubt that you’re not a patronising “individual” who attempts to form an opinion of me which is false and defamatory by making comparisons with reference to how I maintain my car!Mossy 757 wrote: ↑Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:51 pmSpoken like someone who has never maxed out their mixer trying to tune around shortened pulley lines...
I can't imagine having the mindset of not replacing consumable parts of a foil kite mixer when they are out of tolerance and degraded to the point of impacting performance. Do you drive around town in your car with bald tires because replacing them when they're out of tolerance is wasteful?
That's my only disagreement, I would just swap them out when they shrink badly enough to max out the tuning of the kite. Flattened = done, in my book at least because the headaches otherwise aren't justified.
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