Stunt: Turtle launch - from kite flat on its back.
Subject: Stunt: Turtle launch - from kite flat on its back.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Ronald S. Reich)
Date: Tue, 25 May 1993 04:47:30 -1000
Position the kite about 30 feet in from the right edge of
the wind window, On its back with the nose pointing into the
wind. (Much like a turtle on its back) Note: this launch
requires the kite to be outfitted with standoffs/whiskers.
Next, Pull on the left line causing the kite to rotate the
left tip into the wind. ( The kite should stay flat on the
ground ) As the kite rotates around the wind will go under the
left leading edge and flip the kite over onto its face.
(bridle side down) The trick is to pull on the right line as
the left tip is passing through 12 o'clock high. It is
important that the wind be the force that raised the left
leading edge off the ground and not the fact that you are
pulling on the left line. When done properly the wind will catch
under the face of the kite before it gets to the ground and lift
it into the sky.
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