• Stunt kites problems 22 April 2018 | View comments

  • Stunt kite bridle set up problems

    I have an old stunt kite with two 3 point bridles. Completely out of adjustment. Is there a default method of adjusting these, just to get the kite flying in the fist place? Someone mentioned getting the rings to line up with the rear spar. Any other suggestions would be most appreciated.

    The nose of the kite should rise up till it is directly over your head. Move you fingers down on the bridle till you start to see the nose of the kite drop. That would be it! Your arms should be extended out and up at a 45 degree angle.

    If you start out with your fingers low on the bridle and hold the kite up than it will rise up slightly. the higher up the bridle you go the further the nose will move up. Get it so it just peaks (directly over your head) and that will be the set point to 'nose in' flying.

    Nose in would be for flying in lite wind for the most lift and also very heavy wind to reduce pull. Any bridle adjustments from there should be from that point to lower by 1/4' adjustments. A duel line adjusted lower in higher winds will pull very much.

    Thus: it should just stay vertically over head maintaining flight.

    Try this with a kite that has the factory marks on the kite bridle just to get an idea of what's happening. I started out by holding the kite from the bridles just off the floor and comparing the nose and the bottom to the kite related to the floor. By making the nose farther distance from the floor than the bottom. Giving the angle of attack. What a pain this proved to be but it will give you some insight on where your at with the adjustment.

    For more of the  excellent advice given follow the link.          KITE CLUB  

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