Dopero Super Sport :-)

by Giuseppe (Boni)
(Italy)

Dopero-Ferrari ;-)

Dopero-Ferrari ;-)

Some days ago, I made one MBK Dowel Dopero, scaled 1 meter x 1 meter due to my available materials.

Today I tested it, sunny weather, 12 deg C and wind 1.5-3 m/s. After a few minutes of bridles adjustment, it flew stable going up with no problem. Even with the wind unstable, changing direction slowly, but changing 40 degrees in 10 minutes.

At the third flight, take off was nearly perfect, climbed rather fast, with some up and down, until above 100 meters. Then began to climb steadily until no more line in my reel.

Line tension not so much, 2-3Kg, slowly the line got vertical, even in tension. The kite began to move around, making with big circles or eights, 5-10 meter of diameter, at constant height, and continuously moving like an RC model.

After half an hour of this game, I decided to take him down to landing.

Taken off a fourth time, the same happened. At top of the line, it began to fly around without losing height, with the line almost vertical, weaving a little.

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by: Tim

Great post Giuseppe! The dopero is very efficient, as you have discovered. I also like it's rigidity on the 4-point bridle which maintains that efficiency right up to the top of it's considerable wind range. I haven't pulled my Dowel Dopero out for a while...

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