Well the day started off with my boss coming down to me and saying , "pete, you are getting that CNC machine you wanted, it's an older one but we will upgrade in 12 months if it turn out good". BINGO!!!!
Then i took the hydra down to Apex park and finally got it in the air after the false start Tuesday night. I knew it would have some power but i could not have imagined how much this 3.5 mtr would almost pull me off my feet. 20kmh and wow. i tried to reverse launch it and yes i got it up and turned but there was no way i could hold the bar. I ended up getting my girls to take it further to the edge of the window and up she went.
It was a blast, no need to go to the gym. Flew it in figure 8's very gingerly i may add ( too scared to really give it a hammer across the window) kept it at the edge of the window , walked along and had a bit of a run with it just sitting there and trying to fly at times without looking.
Sat down and gave it a bit more stick and the thing just pulled me to my feet, was funny actually , back leg bent and front leg straight when i got up. The laid down flat on my back and gave it a bit more with a down turn this time and straight up again.
A couple of times i almost had to let the bar go and let it drop but managed to control it by fast turning back up and out of the power zone.
Land was easy , took it to the edge of the window , sat it about 2 mtrs of the ground and my daughter held the LE at the bottom and half way up and i just let the bar go and down it flopped.
It was great and a big surprise at just how much power a kite this size has. I didn't even hammer it so i just cannot imagine what the 10's and 12's are like to control that were down the beach a bit further, or maybe i can sorta understand a bit better.