riffclown

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aka "Snowed In, I'll make a Kite!!" After having so much fun with @Polo's colorizer I decided to play with complimentary colors so I started a new sail today. Had some Blue and Orange from a Flymarket blowout sometime back. I'm researching for my Fractal design that's been in my head for over a year now... As of this post it's all double-sided Sewing Tape holding it in place. Now to make the LE Sleeve and start sewing.. Plans are for this to be a 1.5 sized sail.

Kept it fairly symmetrical for this venture20180106_095738c.jpg.

 

I guess technically this should be consider FS#12. Given the lazy Harlequin pattern, I think I'll call it "The Jester!"

The Fractal Concept DrawingFractal1.jpg

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2 hours ago, Breezin said:

If you need the kite high altitude crash tested I'll pay for shipping both ways:D.

I'd prefer flight testing but we'll see :)

It will undoubtedly see 240' lines at some point.. (probably April)

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Orange and blue, Denver Broncos colors. Definitely belongs in Colorado.


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Honestly, I didn't even know that.. The colors are what I had.

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The fractal is totally sweeeet.

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Guy across the road comes across my front yard to land his plane. 240' lines might scare the hell out of him :devil:. Might think it's my  pet Condor and call animal control. I gotta a few birds. Jester the Contester. I like that.

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5 hours ago, Breezin said:

Guy across the road comes across my front yard to land his plane. 240' lines might scare the hell out of him :devil:. Might think it's my  pet Condor and call animal control. I gotta a few birds. Jester the Contester. I like that.

I'm not even going to ask..

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Finished The LE Sleeve this morning.. I still need to figure out how I want the center section to look. I may just allow the overlap. The two overlapped colors, when backlit by the sun, provide some very interesting color interactions.. Thoughts??

Once I figure that out, I can start hemming and finishing. Hope to have this framed and bridled by tonight..

 

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OK Decided to just go with the overlap. Edge Binding is done. Ready to attach to the LE now. How much camber do I want in this kites leading edge? I''m thinking about an inch of Camber on this one.. just a little float but enough to keep the tension in the belly.

 

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next time,.... use the fabric itself for the leading edge sleeve too, if you want it reinforced, do that INSIDE before construction.  Cut away the opening desired to create patches.

It would look cooler for the graphics to wrap everything!

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I thought about it but decided to go with the white for this venture.. Thought you'd be pleased that I actually did edge binding on something..

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Almost every kite is more efficient and a quad-line backs up better (knifing thru the air) with edge binding,... now that you know that, there's a way to do it better still.  Two rows of parallel stitches closer together is better than a single triple step zig-zag.  

The edge binding is easier to work with if it is cut-out on the diagonal.  

Make the strip 4 times wider than the ribbon desired upon completion. Fold it in half and drag it across the edge of piece of glass (or other hard surface) to score it.  Then fold in each edge towards the middle and score again.

It is WAY easier to edge-bind a straight line when compared to a curved surface.

You're actually after hard ribbon 4 thicknesses in width to cut thru the streaming airflow, either smoothing it out as you pass by in Forward Flight or knifing your way past in Reverse.

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This project is complete unless I need to tweak after flight testing...

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A few seconds of short line activity just to show the design.. No real breeze and the air around my place just swirls..

 

 

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On 06/01/2018 at 4:15 PM, riffclown said:

20180106_095738c.jpgFractal1.jpg

Very cool @riffclown Your design made me think of a mix of 2 of my old (1996) designs :)
 Orange and blue, 2 colors that go very well together.

 

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