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Leading Edge is attached and the Center panel is placed in. I may put a design in the center but haven't really decided yet.  Edge binding,  and remaining trim will be blue. Haven't decided on wear strip color yet. They will be either White or Blue.

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dugard uses his initials, Shook a compass rose, Bazzer and Rev each use a screen printing process w/logos, you'll come up with something equally unique for your own "brand"

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I typically continue the pattern across or vent the center.

but since this is a proof of concept I have decide to play with it somewhat..

 

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Great minds think alike?  I drew this up last year and never got around to building it.  It's slightly different, and has less venting.  All strips are 2" wide, and the basic dimensions are like a 1.5.  (I adjusted the shape a little.)

If you want to build it, go for it.

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Oh, and I can provide 100% scale plans if you wanted to have it printed.  It's all in CAD.

My intent was to allow the weave to act as the leading edge venting rather than add mesh or strips like you've been using.

 

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I very much like your color scheme and may steal that..

That strip arrangement looks similar to the first perspective prototype layout I used for the Window and snowflake meshes, Where the vanish point is in the center and the other strips are parallel. I do like the performance of that particular  design. It has a very good control but also eats gusts very well. The strips in both of these are just over 1" wide.. I do love playing with the angles though..

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FWIW, I don't actually use a pattern for anything except the leading edges.. I pretty much free form every kite I make from there..

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16 minutes ago, riffclown said:

That strip arrangement looks similar to the first perspective prototype layout I used for the Window and snowflake meshes, Where the vanish point is in the center and the other strips are parallel. I do like the performance of that particular  design. It has a very good control but also eats gusts very well. The strips in both of these are just over 1" wide.. I do love playing with the angles though..

Yes, very similar.  The biggest change I made was to the center triangle to keep all the lines pure.  I don't know how it affects performance, but I sure like the way it looks!  😄

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I made that change between the snowflake and the widow. I also just like the triangle there.. Makes it very clean looking..

I used it on one of my earlier sails "Yonder" 20180128_080411.jpg

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The angles of the strips on this particular kite made it very hard to control puckers and mis-alignments. I think I got everything but there are a few spots with machine holes where I had undo some of the sewing and do it right.

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