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Leading Edge

Posted: Mon, May 14 2007, 05:30 PM
by Jack
I recently broke my leading edge for my rev 1.5, and I'm looking for a replacement. What would be the best spar to get, and where could I buy it.

thanks Jack

Re: Leading Edge

Posted: Mon, May 14 2007, 07:14 PM
by Mike
Hiya Jack!
Welcome to the forum!

Actually, it's probably better to call Chicago Kite. The phone number should be on his web page.

What spar should you get though?
As I recall you had a 1.5 SLE, that's the one with the fat leading edge spar, and two of them were broken.

When you flew my kite, I think you were flying 3-wrap "skinny" spars (1/4" diameter).

Here's what I would recommend, other members may chime in differently:
I wouldn't get another SLE leading edge. It makes the kite "twitchier" and harder to control and do quick stops.
I would get a standard 3-wrap leading edge (1/4" diameter). It's the same as the down-spars on your kite right now.
Then, as long as you're paying shipping, you might want to order a 2-wrap leading edge for light wind days.
A 2-wrap leading edge with the 3-wrap down-spars you already own would fly easier when there isn't a lot of wind.


When the wind is really strong, you're better off saving up for and flying a Vented 1.5.

When you get a little more practice flying, flying the vented 1.5 with 2 wrap spars you bought in the previous paragraph :-D on light winds days is slow & controlled precision heaven.

Let us know how it works out.

Re: Leading Edge

Posted: Mon, May 14 2007, 10:44 PM
by Frodos Majik
Here's what I would recommend, other members may chime in differently:


and go against the quad god? :shock: :lol: I should think NOT!! :up:

Welcome aboard Jack.

I would have to say almost all of us think and feel the same way Mike does. Also it would be a GOOD idea to get both the 2 and the 3 wrap spar sets now too, trust me if you dont, you will later anyway. :wink: :wink: