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[*] posted on 2-16-2003 at 08:10 AM
Jojo 4.0m2 RM problems


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July 15 2002 by Ola S. Halvorsen  

Hi! Does anyone know how to figure out what's wrong with my kite? How to adjust it? It keeps on looping to the left and crashing immidiatly after launch. Every string looks the same length. The brake wires should it be tight or loose?




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[*] posted on 2-16-2003 at 08:11 AM


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July 17 2002 by doomwheels

>Every string looks the same length.

Well, there's only one way to know for sure...
Disconnect all four lines from the handles and secure the line ends to a single point (perhaps a ground stake). Next disconnect the lines from the kite and pull all four lines out tight against the tethered end. Are they all the same length? If not, loosen the loop knots of the longer lines and adjust them to match the shortest line.

Once all lines are exactly the same length, reattach the lines to the kite and handles noting that the power (top) lines are the heavier/stronger lines and the brake lines are commonly the thinner/lighter lines.

>The brake wires should it be tight or loose?

When properly adjusted, the brake lines should show a slight bow of slack while the kite is in forward flight and the handles are held in a neutral position. Too much slack will result in limited responce to braking commands. Look for a balance.

Make brake line adjustments at the point where the brake lines attach to the kite's braking bridles. There should be a series of adjustment knots there. Start with a point farther from the kite and then move the point closer until you achieve the right length offering smooth forward flight with a slight bow in the brake lines yet quick response to braking commands.

Good luck,
BC




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[*] posted on 2-16-2003 at 08:11 AM


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August 8 2002 by onya

the brake lines should be slack by approx 250 mm.
jojo kites fly very well on 2 lines+ the brake lines should only be used when needed..it took me only 3months to work it out on my 5mRS+3mRM.. now they are better than a flexi blade....




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