8-3-2014 Sunday

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8-3-2014 Sunday

Postby basicbill » Sun, Aug 03 2014, 08:56 AM

The East Side Sports Complex in St. Charles was deeeeserted yesterday except for one lone NiKNak flyer. I will probably be out there again for a while this afternoon if anyone wishes to join in the low wind, warm day fun.

Bill

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Re: 8-3-2014 Sunday

Postby goestoeleven » Sun, Aug 03 2014, 12:33 PM

ARGH! Traveling again. No can do . . . .

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Re: 8-3-2014 Sunday

Postby basicbill » Sun, Aug 03 2014, 04:37 PM

My wife said that I was out there for three hours. It went by quickly.

First I launched a SLK to act as a wind gauge. Then I got my NikNak airborne since the winds at the time were light. That was fun for about 30 minutes until the winds picked up. I felt that the breeze was generally exceeding the 10 mph recommended max for the kite. So I got my Rev EXP lines laid out. (Minimal twists, hooray!) The kite assembled and in the air. Winds eventually became gusty and turbulent but I was hanging in there. I think my biggest take-away from today was to loosen up on the "death grip" of the handles. That seemed to help.

Bill


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