In another blog post here at AERIALIS Kites, I have written a short review of the Lanyork Yellow quad kite. This kite is pretty good value for money, however after flying a few more hours I think some refinement is in place.
This kite is probably at its best in low wind conditions, but in my opinion, the leading edge is too stiff. At least for my likings and flying. I don’t know if you understand when I describe it’s flying characteristics a bit skittish. I think the LE won’t flex enough to create the “belly” I would like to catch the air and thus improving its flying and feel.
So today, when cleaning kites, bags and other equipment for Danish sand, I decided to replace it’s original leading edge – Lanyork S7201 – while at it. I was looking for a more flexible version and picked up two Skyshark P100 rods and one P90. The I put a ferrule into each of the P100 rods and put all the rods together with the P90 one in the middle … for flexibility.
The frame immediately felt softer and more springy. I haven’t had time to fly it yet, but I’ll be back with another post as soon as I find the time.
So stay tuned… and while waiting, go fly a kite! 👍