Jump to content
KiteLife Forum

Leaderboard

  1. SegelFlieger

    SegelFlieger

    Kitelife Subscriber


    • Points

      2

    • Content Count

      43


  2. riffclown

    riffclown

    Kitelife Subscriber


    • Points

      2

    • Content Count

      2,657


  3. frob

    frob

    Kitelife Subscriber


    • Points

      1

    • Content Count

      291


Popular Content

Showing content with the highest reputation on 07/28/2020 in all areas

  1. Prototype under way. Varied the strips in strategic places to deter flutter from the angles..
    1 point
  2. I would like to propose a new topic relating to the use of 3D Printing technology to create parts for building and customizing kites. I have almost a year of experience with this technology, using it every day, and would like to share what I have learned with those of you who are interested in the subject. I am an engineer by profession and finding this new tool has been the realization of a dream of a lifetime... If I can sketch an idea on paper and then create a 3D model of it with software then I can hold a physical example of my idea in my hand after printing it. Many ideas can
    1 point
  3. From my standpoint, I'm trying new things constantly that there simply aren't parts for.. Eagerly following this so I can consider making parts for my own designs..
    1 point
  4. I am curious what parts are you thinking of that would need 3D printing? Angled connectors already exist in bulk at many angles and diameters, assorted end caps, nocks, stoppers, clips, dihedral and APA connections, and flexible fittings (made from rubber tubing or bent metal) are readily available. The connectors are solidly built. The same companies that make and distribute composite spars and rods used to have a color coded system for diameters. The color codes are mostly passed, but the wide variety of parts still exists. Between the hardware stores and kite shops just about an
    1 point
  5. Hello Don Fibonacci, The most common material that is the easiest to print is PLA. I use a variant designated as PLA+ and have been using the eSun brand exclusively with excellent results; this brand is what our Public Library uses city-wide and was recommended to me, and I can see why. PLA+ varies by manufacturer. Each have tried to improve the mechanical properties of PLA and eSun has done a very consistent job of it. In following posts I plan to describe my experience with materials. ABS is very difficult to print with an open-frame printer. ABS requires very tight ambient t
    1 point
  • Newsletter

    Want to keep up to date with all our latest news and information?
    Sign Up
×
×
  • Create New...