RE: [ksurf] ARC 1120 pulling to left
- I think it has been reported here once before, but I don't think that was a
If the lines are uneven on an inflatable/sled type kite then the bar is
tilted to one side when the kite is held overhead.
If the kite drifts off to one side as you describe then it has some inbuilt
asymetry, return it to your dealer, Peter Lynn Ltd are very supportive of
their products and human errors can be made.
I will be talking to Peter Lynn in the next couple of days, I'll get back to
you if he tells me anything of interest on this unusual problem with a very
small number of Arcs.
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Subject: Re: [ksurf] ARC 1120 pulling to left
I checked all line lengths and had to adjust one of the powerlines by
about 3/4 inch. I flew it again tonight in very light winds and the
pull was less obvious but still there. It seems to find its neutral
position about 10 degrees off to the left. If you put it right above
you it almost always heads off to the left within a few seconds. I
tried compensating by shortening a powerline 4 or 5 inches which
helps bring it into neutral but then the kite handles weird during
normal flying. The problem is definitely more pronounced when the
brakes are completely slack.
Hmmm. This kite has only been in the air a few times in total so it
shouldn't be stretched yet. I will try it one more time in more wind
as it was a little difficult to be sure today in such light winds.
Anyone ever get a new Arc with this problem?
- <cpbs@...> wrote:
> It seems to find its neutral10 degrees doesn't seem like THAT much. Does it try to dive when riding
> position about 10 degrees off to the left.
with it parked on port tack?