Giant Bat seen near Malvern
Posted 08 June 2009 - 07:30 AM
I do think that is the leading edge was more similar to thwt one it would make a lot of difference.
Will mention it to Derek and see what he thinks.
Maybe he is following this thread?
Posted 17 June 2009 - 02:14 PM
Just seen this topic today.
Yes, SKITCH showed my a load of pics which were very helpfull when i made batty, especially the small details .
Now then, i only flew batty a couple of times so i did'nt have time to sort it out but from what i saw, it could do with a less bendy cross spar, and as you say, a lot less brake.
Also, if you stop the vid at 4.40, i think the kite has just a bridge connecting the two wings at the top. I dont think its got any ripstop inbetween? the wings and the head.
Whilst i cant do anything now as you have got batty, if you need anything to make it fly better, i have it all; just ask.
I have rods about the size of sle rods; i have connectors, and end caps to fit; white and light blue ripstop; dacron.
The only thing i dont have is the plastic tube to fit the cross, and down tubes.
So, if you need owt you can have it, just pay postage.
Sorry i cant be more help, but i hope you stick at it.
PS. If you should try and convert it to single line, i could ask on kitebuilder, as to how to bridle the beast
Posted 17 June 2009 - 10:11 PM
Posted 18 June 2009 - 12:44 AM
I have it stood in my lounge at the moment. You can actualy see it when you pull up in the drive. Especially at night as there is a lighr behind it.
Certainly makes a bit of a talking point with visitors. If the plonk down too hard in the seat it sort of drifts down on them.
I think it would work better with a leading edge type spar, will try to experiment. Also look into getting som stronger rods for the centre spar.
Detemined to get it to fly beter. Looks super cool in the air. At the moment, luckily I am a bit busy to fly much. Got some time off in the Lake District and the New Forset soon so might take it with me. The only trouble is it takes a bit of stripping right down and back together again. Might have to wait till I have some time at home.
Posted 18 June 2009 - 02:09 AM
Yes i did inform Baloo about the flying qualities of Batty, but he insisted in having it. Stubborn old bear .
If all else fails, just have batty as a conversation piece on the wall .
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