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Meshing with a Bright Transition

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riffclown    909

#4 to the pattern stage.. Wanted to do a subliminal but something made me change my mind.

In seriousness, I think this will be my last work with the transition tails. They aren't straight enough to do this well. The single color tails are far more consistent  in width, grain and straightness.

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riffclown    909
1 hour ago, makatakam said:

I want that!

Wish I could like that twice.. It made my day..

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riffclown    909

Thanks, the initial mock up is encouraging. I planned ahead and made it large enough to get a 1.5 sail this time. Notice the little points on the left side where I flipped the fabric to put the finished side to the front of the sail.. I guess I'll start sewing in the next few days.. This is all just masked together with blue painter's tape right now..

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makatakam    1,566

Yup, I really want that! Gotta start looking for something to trade for it.

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riffclown    909

Let's see how/if it flies first. I put the first set of stitching in today. I need to decide on a leading edge and get some hardware. (caps, bungees, etc)

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Paul LaMasters    456

Please make an SUL sleeve, ... you don't need any more weight on that sail! 

There's also currently no solid center/middle section to push against, so a higher level of wind will need to be achieved before it is flight worthy.  

Ground launching (if the sail were to fall flat entirely) will be more difficult too. (like trying to dead-launch a "Vicki" model)

Enjoy the experimenting and maybe we'l see one of these fly in Roanoke/Salem's blue ridge kitefest next month?

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riffclown    909

@Paul LaMasters  I'll always continue to explore the wind. I seem to learn something new on every kite.

Not sure I can make Salem. Would love to fly with you again though. That week seems to be closing in on me from numerous directions business and personal..We should cross paths at ODSKC if not before though.

The LE for this kite will simply be a sleeve of the same material the kite is made from. I do plan for it to have a slight curve though for a bit of float.. The middle of the kite will be a similar construction as my other meshes.. I understand and agree it can make the kite's usable wind range a lot tighter..

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Paul LaMasters    456

Nat'l Air & Space Museum indoor invitational is the 25th of March.  Cherry Blossom KiteFest is April 1st on the mall grounds/Washington Monument, free,.... 3 activity fields and plenty of open spaces surrounding them

MIKE/Maske is in April (but you probably do the Virginia Beach gig instead, as it's the same time & closer), Wildwood is the end of May, also Kurtiss Jones is running a new gig up at Liberty State Park over Memorial Day weekend, 

ODSKC is usually around the 3rd weekend in June if we don't see each other sooner.  Good luck with the mission.

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riffclown    909

Tabs hardware and Bridles remaining.. Putting quite a bit of curve in the LE.. This kite should have a good bit of float..

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riffclown    909

By the time I got the box of caps unpacked and had it bridled up, the predicted wind was not cooperating.. i did manage to get a few snap in the air outside  but this was close to and under trees.  I took a few secs of footage but haven't really looked at it yet. I think this is easily a 10-15mph wind kite. Green Race LE and CF Arrow shafts for vertical spar..

Video soon weather permitting..

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riffclown    909

Good Breeze today . Mesh #4 flew a bit differently than I expected.. Still was easily controlled but the sail loaded differently than what I was expecting.. No Audio in this video.. Just a shot clip to show it flies..

 

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makatakam    1,566

That's some good wind for that kite! 

You put way too much work into taking a selfie, and no one can even tell it's you.:D

I still want that kite!!!

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riffclown    909
2 hours ago, makatakam said:

That's some good wind for that kite! 

You put way too much work into taking a selfie, and no one can even tell it's you.:D

I still want that kite!!!

Thanks, 10-15mph seems to suit it pretty well..  As for the selfie, that was kind of the point.

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riffclown    909

So this kite has a new home.. @SHBKF agreed to keep it safe and fly it every opportunity he can.. Enjoy it..

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