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Re: Flysurfer Peak 5 is here

Postby DaveP » Thu Aug 04, 2022 6:14 pm

I found no tangles / wraps in the bridles.
With the front mains connected to the same point the length is the same to a1 (this is what FS asked me to check):
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Re: Flysurfer Peak 5 is here

Postby Peter_Frank » Thu Aug 04, 2022 7:59 pm

And you can not see anything "odd" when it is parked at 12, sheeted respectively in and out?

It should be dead straight in both cases.

I would have a friend watch your kite, or even better fly your kite while you watch it closely.

Fly it down to hover a bit over the ground, and again sheet out and look closely, and sheet in and look closely.
Then fly it to the other side hovering, and watch again.
Do this close to the kite, and a bit away, try to find a difference.

If you do this a couple of times you should be able to see something odd :D

How long lines are you using, and high or low V?

WHEN exactly does it happen - could be a clue also.
Say if it was when jibing and riding towards the kite while pulling one side of the kite hard?

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Re: Flysurfer Peak 5 is here

Postby bragnouff » Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:50 pm

Even with everything connected without any wrap anywhere, on launch you can still get the pulley B wrapped around the line C. And tension in the mixer is enough to not let it sort out by itself.
It typically makes the steering a bit weird on one side, with more drag felt in the bar, and some asymetric unbalance. And you can actually see it when looking at the kite, the two pulleys don't appear separated. You can sort it out (or also cause it unfortunately) through crashing on the side, releasing tension and re-tensioning.

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Re: Flysurfer Peak 5 is here

Postby DaveP » Thu Aug 04, 2022 11:55 pm

P5 8m worked great today!
I’ll try to get back out tomorrow.
Thanks for the help.


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