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Mar 09, 2011, 04:27 PM
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flying a vector-Deltabox as a single line kite


if you add more tails, it even fly`s better !!!
picture 1 + 2 shows a one-point bridle adjustment (about 10cm behind the top of the keel)
..and instead of the carbon-vector-frame i use a lighter 6mm carbon tube !
Last edited by Vectorflyer; Mar 10, 2011 at 11:32 AM.
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Mar 09, 2011, 05:32 PM
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Kites!


Wow. Spectacular pictures and what a wonder. I can fly my kite as a kite!

Any ideas about the travel version?
Mar 09, 2011, 10:36 PM
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what is the highest wind range that the various models remain controllable and able to penetrate?
Mar 10, 2011, 01:13 PM
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flying on a windy day


hi Joel,
if the wind is more than 2 Bft, i fly my kites on lines.
vector-kite-flying makes sense (and a lot of fun) from 0-2 bft.
the premier-canard fly`s best in windconditions from 0-1 Bft.
Premier-Deltabox 0-1,5 Bft.
Best for windpenetration is the Premier-Pyramidbox: 0-3 Bft.

if you like, try this:

start your pyramidbox at 4 Bft, fly no curves just straight, if you throttle the motor your kite will come down and drift at the same time backwards.
After five minutes you land at your starting place!
Last edited by Vectorflyer; Mar 10, 2011 at 01:51 PM.
Mar 10, 2011, 02:45 PM
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A higher wind range is one Parameter a kite with moveable surface has over vectored thrust. I would not hesitate to fly my Canard in 15+ mph winds. Here is a video of A custom Hawkeye with an attached elevator flown in winds gusting to 25mph.
Hawkeye High Wind Elevator Test (5 min 11 sec)
Mar 10, 2011, 06:04 PM
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What size motor?


Hi -I'm just starting out with a kite thats 1400mm span by 570mm high. What size motor would you recommend? And is there a critical distance between the motor and the kite's spine?

Would appreciate any help.
Mar 13, 2011, 04:41 PM
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PremierRC: Pyramidracer Tecmo


vectorkite your life 8 "PremierRC Pyramidracer" (2 min 35 sec)
Apr 27, 2011, 02:24 PM
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some of my new 2-D kites


during the last weeks i built some vectorkites with a simple 2-D-vector-unit:
motor is connected with the servo and turns right and left, up and down flight via throttle control !
enjoy the pictures

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Apr 27, 2011, 02:57 PM
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my new kite project


still seeking for a name, but it looks like a big paperflyer, a dart, a pointer or a starship. i will inform you about my progress with this kite-work.
i like to make a video where i used my car as a "hangar" and landing my "vector-starship" inside....

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Description: with tails as a single line kite
Apr 27, 2011, 04:19 PM
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looking good
Apr 29, 2011, 03:48 AM
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That pointer/dart/starship kite looks good. I hope you don't mind if I copy it
Apr 30, 2011, 02:03 PM
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maiden flight of the "vectordart"


i fly the "vectordart" first with my premier generation I unit. enjoy




vector kite your life 17: vectordart (1 min 52 sec)
Apr 30, 2011, 02:41 PM
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vectorstarship flying home in his hangar


...then i changed to 2-D-unit and make test-flights. i was astonished about the perfect flight performance, so i put my photo to the transmitter and make these shooting.
enjoy

vector kite your life 18: landing a 2 D vectorkite in a caravan (1 min 57 sec)
Apr 30, 2011, 02:48 PM
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...next time i will try to start the vector-kite out of the car
....so i don`t have to leave the car anymore, when i go vector-kiting !
Apr 30, 2011, 04:37 PM
check the crazyplanes ...
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Good stuff! That's what we wonna see

flattermann


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