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Flysurfer Sonic FR mixer debacle

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Created by antlanglands A week ago, 4 Oct 2019
antlanglands
QLD, 62 posts
4 Oct 2019 5:11PM
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Looking for someone on the Sunnycoast with more knowledge about flysurfer bridals than I :D

Been having a nightmare getting this thing to fly properly , done the mixer , restrectched the flying lines , added 2 inch extensions to the Z line . Still getting backstalls in low wind with light bar pressure.

Need someone with more experience than me in tuning foil kites to pass a eye over it .

Ant

NorthernKitesAUS
QLD, 805 posts
Thursday , 10 Oct 2019 2:52PM
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How light? Foils in under 5 knots, are not expected to fly let alone float - depending on size too.
If the mixer is all aligned, I wouldn't be playing with the bridals. Stupid question - your bar lines are all ok and fully powered and sheeted in the bar should be about 2 finger wide above the chicken loop?
Other than that, anyone can do is download the line specs from flysurfer and measure them yourself. You sure all the bridal connection points on the kite are intact and not frayed, stretched?

antlanglands
QLD, 62 posts
Friday , 11 Oct 2019 6:54AM
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Hey man , yeah 15m in 5-10 knots. Been trying to use it foiling on those 5knot days .
Looks like I'am going to have to pull the tape measure out.
When I checked it , it was really out.
Mixer was way off and flying lines short on the steering lines. Put it all back to where it should be and was still back stalling. I read on Kiteforum about extending the Z line , which made a difference , but it still doesn't feel quite right.
Was hoping to get someone local to have alook and either tell me I'm tripping or verify my feeling that it should fly better in light wind than it is.



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