Bille wrote: ↑
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:55 pm
Wish i coulda seen the kite's shape,as it inflated itself, at the beginning of
the video ; it definitely is way different from my PL , so there is gonna be
a learning curve here.
The PL's , i set them at 45-deg to the wind angle ; don't try to launch
till their at least 3/4 inflated, or they like to fold into knots.
Just shake it with the preopened air intakes into the wind (1st the first, than 2nd and so on until you create a filled sausage in the leading edge). Than follow the procedure from the vid.
You see in the vid also, the tip fell nearly onto the bridles but by balancing of angle and pull on the bar you can manage that.
When the tip stands perpendicular to the ground just walk strongly backwards, the kite will follow the tip into the air.
Just continue walking backwards, the kite itself flies into the powerzone, but makes actually no hard pull, it looks like a jellyfish.
By steering left and right you fill it.
Powering the bar helps, but you have to balance with the backstall of kite... it has to stay in the air, obiously.
You see in A15 wonderful, when the kite fills completely (like a wave filling from front to back). Take care, if filled, the kite generates full pull in a second.
For that this part should happen NOT directly over you but waterwards sideways...
But try that first on a real 6-8kn day, you can handle every unwanted situation (filling on top) easily.
Best on low wind tries:
Up to 10-12kn, you can land it into the powerzone by backstalling.
Take a ground stick with you and fix yr steering lines in the backstall position, when kite on the ground. It stays there.
Kite will loose air slowly until just the leading edge sausage. From that fill level you can even start from the powerzone, cause of jellyfish effect...