The T4 is the latest Airdynamics team kite, developed to
take over from the T2 and deliver even better precision with
much better freestyle.
Overall handling is improved; the kite is much easier to
land; it has consistent but not-too-heavy pull; easier to
slide; produces much less turbulence - making the kite much
easier to fly in close formation. Tricks are in a different
class altogether; the T4 can do the full range in a much easier
and more accessible way.
I've developed this kite specifically to fly with my team,
the Airheads; thanks to Doug, Paul, Keith and Vee for feedback
As of January 2008, we've incorporated the lessons from a
full season of display flying with some bridle revisions and
The range now has 5 specifications, designed to give big
overlaps in wind range:
T4 Zero (SUL): SkyShark P90 + 3PT frame, taped leading
edge and no nose webbing. Designed for days when there really
isn't enough wind.
T4 UL: SkyShark P90/P100 + 3PT frame, normal dacron
leading edge but no nose webbing.
T4 Standard: SkyShark P200/P100 + 5PT frame
T4 V1: Single (fixed) vent panel, SkyShark P400/P200
leading edge and Nitro spreader.
T4 V2 (MegaVent): Variable venting, P400/P300 leading
edge and Nitro spreader.
Big overlaps mean you don't necessarily need all 5 kites!
The UL is fine for STACK minimum wind speed - and for club
competition the UL + V1 would cover most likely conditions.
The Zero and V2 are designed for extreme conditions.
All of kites are built to order, so you can specify your own
colour combinations, and frame variation if you wish.
||All the kites feature enclosed leading edges and accept
ballast weights to fine-tune the balance and allow roll-up
I've now developed quite a lot of experience mixing and matching
frames to dial in different performance and I'm always happy
to discuss requirements.
We also produce a range of aerodynamic aids to help the
kites in high winds:
Air brake: Gauze (mesh) brake fitting between tail
Back brake: Gauze brake fitting at the back of the
Cruise Control: Variable self-adjusting air brake
to give constant speed across the wind window.
The Air brake + Back brake will allow the T4 Vent to compete
in winds over 30 mph and can be used with other aids such
as nappies or fuzzies.