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Mission (Wepa Flyer)

Mission (Wepa Flyer)

Specifications
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Price
Mission
Wepa Flyer
260 x 85 cm
340 g
spi
carbon 6 and 8 mm
3 point Dyneema
2 - 7 Beaufort
155 to 280 lbs - 115 to 150 ft
About 85

At the top of its scale, Wepa Flyers proposes the Mission, a kite with a 260 cm wingspan, intended for precision/traction in relatively strong winds. For a clean finish, the 16 panels are assembled by French seams with double folding. The folded wing tip Dacron avoids any risk of fraying. The leading edge, the superior spar and the spine are 6 mm and the lower spars 8 mm. That's well thought out and allows the Mission to fly in strong winds. The fittings are basic but fulfil their role perfectly. Lastly a leach line renders the kite absolutely silent in all circumstances.

The Mission can take off as of 2 Beaufort. It will have to be permanently maintained under pressure to avoid deflating. The Mission will show its full potential as of 3 Beaufort. The courses become clear and the speed regular. One can sometimes think that one is flying a high level team's kite. The turns are large but that's not a problem with more than 35 meters of line.

The Mission is not intended for freestyle but one can manage a few basic figures (sideways landings on one or two tips). To improve one's freestyle, we suggest reducing the spars by one or two centimeters. This improves the kite's stability (although already very good thanks to the two fins), and one limits the oversteer coming out of turns. Its behavior is much healthier in stalls and at take-off. The traction will be slightly reduced, but the smaller flyers will be able to hold the kite in a higher wind range.

GOOD POINTS BAD POINTS
Wind Range
Reliability
Instability in low wind
Classic Look
Verdict  
Ease of handling
Reliability
Design
Price/Quality ratio
Performance in it's category
Packaging
3/5
4/5
2/5
3/5
4/5
2/5

 

Kite Passion Magazine

This review was taken from
Kite Passion Magazine - Nov/Dec 96

 

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