> I follow what you described with the photos in the files i think i have it
> all locked in. Only doubt is the adjuster strap (now a rope) to the
> bar. Please run through this roap and where it fixes etc,
Check out the group file photos of MelMods Version 2. Now just replace the
blue center adjustment strap with a plain leader line, with a cleat
adjustment*. Go one step further & mount that adjustment cleat directly to
a Reactor bar, so all you have in front of you is a line, with a bowline at
the top. Now the Wichard (with one flying line attached) "snaps" into that
bowline loop (since IT doesn't need a stainless ring to release reliably).
The other ("leashed") line feeds through the fixed end of the Wichard (so
when it's released the Wichard will slide up that line), & lark's heads
around the front leader, under the bowline.
*I never liked cleats for an iflatable, but it's no big deal to stop & use
both hands to adjust an ARC, since it rarely needs to be adjusted (even over
its entire wind range) AND it flies itself while being adjusted.
> and where is this
> little bras snap schackle?
The little brass snap shackle is something I first used as a primary release
(see original MelMods group file photos), then as a secondary release
(complete release from the leash as in MelMods version 2), & now I only use
the Wichard, set up nearly exactly as pictured in Version 2 (only
differences are that I eliminated the stainless ring, since the Wichard
releases reliably from a bowline loop, and I now lark's head the
non-releasing "leashed" line BELOW that bowline loop).
> I don't use it as i don't fly sled kites i fly Arc's although you could
> argue that it is a sled but then it's not an inflatable.
I believe technically an ARC is a sled. As for control systems there's not
much difference: I just prefer webbing for inflatable adjustment (since it
needs to be adjusted more often, & is harder to fly the kite at the same
time), & use no harness lines & a weaker bar for an ARC (since there's so
much less bar load).
> Arc's rock! Your
> new bar unit i must try. What length of bungy do you use to connect the
> (bungy bar leash)
I ended up with about 2' (24", 61cm). It depends on bar length (mine is
about 27") & sheeting/steering range (which depends on kite size & whether
or not you've moved the rear line attachment points forward).