Quad bridles for a Hawaiian

Quad bridles for a Hawaiian

Post by thompson.. » Wed, 01 Sep 1993 23:31:17


Hey guys --

Last year I saw an adverti***t for a set of Quad lines for a Hawaiian.  Well
since I happen to have one of this extremely entertaining kites in my
collection, I thought it would be fun to try it out as a Quad line.  (Granted
it won't be like my Rev, but I figure you could do some neat tricks that most
people wouldn't expect).

So the question to the net is...  Has anyone ever done this and if so can you
give me directions on how to build my own Quad briddle for the Hawaiian.

And leading to a second question, assuming this works is it possible to
Quad line any delta or just ones with specific construction?

Thanks in advance for the help

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Quad bridles for a Hawaiian

Post by J.D. Cron » Thu, 02 Sep 1993 07:23:50

Quote:

>Hey guys --

>Last year I saw an adverti***t for a set of Quad lines for a Hawaiian.  Well
>(etc.)

>And leading to a second question, assuming this works is it possible to
>Quad line any delta or just ones with specific construction?

>Thanks in advance for the help

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A related question:  Since stunt delta's don't flex the way
'regular' quad-line kites, would a third line (attached to
the kites nose) suffice for adjusting flying attitude?

Jim

 
 
 

Quad bridles for a Hawaiian

Post by Ronald S. Rei » Fri, 03 Sep 1993 23:07:33


Date: Tue, 31 Aug 1993 14:31:17 GMT

Subject: Quad bridles for a Hawaiian

     Any  Delta Kite can be easily quadlined by adding  a  bridle
line to each side of the kite that forms a plane with the  bottom
spreaders.  Attach on end to the center spine joint of the bottom
spreader  and  the  other end to the point at  which  the  bottom
spreader  meets  the  leading edge.  The length  of  these  added
bridles is not critical but I use the same length as the  longest
bridle  line  of the original bridle.  Attach the bottom  set  of
flylines  to the new bridles at a point directly below  the  pick
point of the original bridle.  This is a good starting point.  Do
not change the setting on the original bridle.  For the handles I
use 3/4 inch diameter wooden dowel, 14 inces long and drill holes
one inch in from each end where I then attach the flylines.
     The  first  Delta to ever be quadlined was a  Hawaiian  Team
kite done by Lee Sedgwick from Erie Pensylvania in 1986.

             So there you have it for what you paid,

                            Ron Reich