Re: Andy Wardley Day

Subject Re: Andy Wardley Day
From (Dave Douglass)
Date Wed, 19 Aug 1998 08:13:44 -0700
Newsgroups rec.kites
Robin Perry wrote:
> wrote:
> <snip>
> > I've had some success with
> > the dynamic bridle on the Jam, but I think it still needs some
> > additional tuning.  I'd like a good clean day to really tune out the
> > dimensions of the thing.  Once I think I have it tuned out, or atleast
> > *close* I'll post the dimensions.  One benefit that I've noticed so far
> > is that the jam will Flik Flak much easier now.
> > 
> > heath
> If you think the dynamic bridle improves flic-flacs wait til you try an
> active bridle (the difference was big even on my BoT).  Incidentally you
> can make a simplified active bridle in exactly the same was as the dynamic
> one but instead of tying together the 2 LE legs you tie together the top
> LE and the leg attached to the spine.  Tim Benson did such a conversion on
> my BoT at Blackheath kite festival (from the standard dynamic one) and it
> improved things.  It's probably best waiting for this web page of Andy's,
> though, as I'm sure he'll explain everything in detail.
> Cheers,
> Robin.


I just bought a BoT after having seen Andy Wardley put his thru it's paces getting my hands on it for a bit. I flew it in 10mph wind at the stock setting for a while then tied the bridle into the active setting per Andy's webpage and really did a nice number on it's flight characteristics. Great new toy.