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[*] posted on 5-9-2017 at 07:08 AM
PKD bridle setting not correct?


Hey Guys,


I'm unable to fly my secondhand PKD BUSTER 4.0 m.

Due to some bridle issues I guess.

I've posted a few pictures and hope someone can help me out with a diagram of the kite or something else?

Please keep in mind that I live in Belgium and for those in the states I'm probably sleeping when you're reading this.

Thanks in advance,

Werner





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[*] posted on 5-9-2017 at 07:14 AM


Not sure as to the problem, can you be more specific?
Better pictures?
Which kite? Buster? Brooza? ???




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[*] posted on 5-9-2017 at 08:30 AM


Try this thread
http://www.powerkiteforum.com/viewthread.php?tid=25487

Does the kite have AOA?

My first thought was that the brake lines had been tied to the just below the AOA and the kite was being flown on 2 lines :o

Any more clear pictures would help as the floor makes it really hard to see the lines.




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[*] posted on 5-9-2017 at 05:14 PM


I will throw out a few random comments to see if it sparks a thought or gives you a direction.

If the ass is dragging, you need to add length to the brake lines. My Rage 4.7 needed about 6" of extra line on the brake in order to fly well. I struggled with that kite for a year before a friend (John!!) took it upon himself to make it work.

Once it launches, the brake lines should be just slightly loose and hanging down. This will allow control by just rotating your wrists.

Fly it without any strings. Attach right to the handles. You should be able to hold it in front of you and the handles should be in a neutral position. Depending on how it looks, you might have to mess with the bridle.

Get someone else to fly it. Some people, like me (if I might be so bold) just have a knack for determining what adjustments are needed.

Make sure all the lines from the kite go directly into the bridle. None of them are twisted and the bridle looks "clean".

Pull out your lines and stake them to one point using a screwdriver. Make sure all four lines are the same length. Perhaps one or more is significantly longer that the others. It happens. Especially with cheap lines or ones that have not been stretched.

Swap the power and brake lines. See if that helps.

Fly static in a high wind day. Perhaps it needs more wind that you think.

Perhaps it is like the Peter Lynn Vapor. The thing is a dream when it has solid, constant winds. It is tough when the wind is variable. Just as tough to fly static.

I am going to assume you are a seasoned flier and are not trying to fly in an area with no houses or trees within a 1/2m (1 km). If not, go to a very open area.

Best of luck!

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[*] posted on 5-11-2017 at 06:09 AM
PKD Buster 3m line question.


Hi guys,

It seems that member iamthewiggy already posted one

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  • posted on 12-24-2016 at 01:16 PM) . on a buster 3m with the same issueS.

    I'll try to contact him.

    Thanks for your help.

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    [*] posted on 5-13-2017 at 02:13 AM
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    Quote: Originally posted by freebird24  
    Hi guys,

    It seems that member iamthewiggy already posted one

    (
  • posted on 12-24-2016 at 01:16 PM) . on a buster 3m with the same issueS.

    I'll try to contact him.

    Thanks for your help.

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    [*] posted on 5-13-2017 at 06:23 AM


    let me see if I can get you a diagram of the bridle setup for the 1st generation AOA.



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    Blokarts Pro-Comp.
    PKD Century Soulflys (complete quiver), PKD Buster Soulfly's (complete quiver), PKD Buster Soulfly Pro's (complete quiver), NPW's-2m, 3m, 5m, 7m, 9m, 11m, 15m. Nasa Star-(complete quiver), Libre Vampir III-Spirits, Zebras, PL Hornets-twisters-Beamers,
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