I have no special recommendations on witch machine you "should" buy as it seems that most machines has their own shortcomings. (new /old/plastics/metal/longevity/features/condition) I could think of a couple of things that may be helpful and one is "walking foot" and also make sure you get the 3 stitch zigzag.
Most consumer oriented machines has comparable power(might need some help for many layers of dacron at low speeds.)
Sewingmachines are fascinating little machines.
Planning a lightweight (lightwind) revolution-style build I am trying to determine "optimal" fabric orientation. I see two possible extremes, either lining up warp or weft with leading edge or with the sails "90" degree lower corner.
I am thinking the former would be more prone to streching(and bellying) in the belly-area and also in the sailarea "outside" the vertical spars. And a opposite effect with the latter.
what to do? (and why?)
Warp vs weft is also interesting but I dont know how much of an impact this would have, if any. If little to no effect I would like to cut fabric so that I use as little fabric as possible. 138cmX200cm is the pieces I got to work with.
Sigh..... I was there, on GWTW it's last few years. Read many topics, posted a bit, bought a few kites (well more than a few) & generally had a good time. I was just learning about forums & I made some mistakes that were a bit rough. I don't mind that some of that is gone. I have participated in many hobbies over the years & have seen the ebb & flow in most of them. Support the sites you love. Ride the wave while you can. We are like a vapor. We are here then we're gone.
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