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Spectrum Burst

After Framing but before adding the permanent stack lines. I just had to see how a burst would look with the set.. Still crazy that all of these came from ONE tail..

**Note, I used a few old SLE Leading Edges to keep the shape while I took the picture.


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Taken with samsung SM-G900T

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A geometrically playful arrangement. This would also do as a SLK with an interesting shape IMO.

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Interesting thought. trying to visualize how the bridling would be accomplished. I'm surd it could be done but the configuration would have to be stabalized.

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I did not know what a "burst" was in this context (I think I've figured it out now though). Would I have done so from the start my thoughts would probably have stopped with an image of five people piloting their QLKs and not seen the "arrangement" as a unit (then a SLK). Without the right/standard conclusion, a natural end to a thought, the mind goes on by itself looking for an answer/meaning.

I'm not into kite building, but how about this?: Join the adjacent LE nocks together with short pieces of tubing (>4cm?), that the nocks just fits into, to form the QLK ring. Join the vertical spars together with stubs of tubing (bent to form a small "V") as well. Add a (slight?) V-shape over all to the SLK (or ring of QLK) that is held by crossing spars attached to points close to the nocks using commercially available DLK LE fittings (or short pieces of tubing with a hole in the tubing side wall). Perhaps the crossing spars configuration can be chosen so that the QLK vertical spars are kept close to the QLK ring plane, relieving stress from the joined QLK vertical spar tube connectors when under load from the wind. It is likely that one of the QLK LE segment (for each QLK) would need to be slightly longer to give room for the extra fittings or these fittings would need to propagate into the QLK sails(/LE channels) a few cm. Hopefully the added V-form would add to the kite's stability.

Another variation if you have many QLKs (which seems not to be too uncommon around here). Using "only" (5) 10 more QLKs one could add (one) two more QLK ring(s) by using (two) four double length LE segments. How would that be for a bridling problem?

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