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hello all. I've been searching around on the web but can't really get a straight answer. i've found books about ratios and %'s but that was getting overcomplicated really fast.

Is there a rule of thumb when it comes to designing bridles for dlk? 

i tried to redo the bridle of one of my chinese made kites by eyeballing the overall line geometry of my higher end ones but to be honest i have no idea what i'm doing

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Go here http://wardley.org/index.html click "kites", then start reading. Warning: Plan to spend at least a couple of hours -- there's a lot of info and you WILL get sidetracked.

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So no short cuts.. I`ll have to break out the calculators and trigonometry lessons then.. good thing i`m using a $5 kite for my experiments :lol:. oh btw where do you get bridle lines? i almost always see flying lines.

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It all about the wind your flying in, the weight of your kite, the pitch you adjust the bridle at, the strength of line you attaching, and trial and error, .. it all is between the thumb and pointer finger, it is a great feeling when you grasp it

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It's a small delta. About 1m20 wide. The stock lines were way off and the kite had no pull or drive at all. It just floated here and there. So i eyeballed the bridle on my hypnotist and added a knot ladder to the upper bridle for some adjustability. I have yet to try it out.

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Btw at $4.99 shipped on ebay. I'm trying to find ways to make it better since i know some people who bought similar kites and get frustrated really fast with it. So if i can help them out with it i will

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you want to make three perfect triangle points , from leading edge toward center t should be bout an inch below t and half inch below and before center t .. from below t and to upper leading edge should meet bout inch beyond upper leading edge, and from center t and upper leading edge should come bout an inch or less . You want bridle points to make pyramids when you lay them down toward leading edge

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i'll take a pic of what it looks like this afternoon. basically when laid flat (not to scale) and pulling on the bridles it looks like this. I like tinkering :)

 

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