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Title: Magnet build
Post by: sugarbaker on January 11, 2014, 06:25 PM
Started months ago, and delayed by my move, I finally was able to get out my partially completed Magnet build for some update photos.  I had been planning a sail like this for quite sometime... sort of a reverse pinstripe motif.  I'm looking forward to completing this as my first step to tackle my giant build list. 

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-5XMsob-gfeo/UtH8vZ2r6DI/AAAAAAAACcI/DC4e7nDLL6Y/w1183-h887-no/IMG_0672.JPG)

and a strapless tail in the style of Lam Hoac
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-K5uvsS-mw-I/UtH8wWNygLI/AAAAAAAACcQ/6WWungW-jXg/w1183-h887-no/IMG_0673.JPG)


Title: Re: Magnet build
Post by: tpatter on January 11, 2014, 07:49 PM
Love it!

Amazing idea and it looks super sharp as well.  Reverse pinstripe - always thinking, you are. 

Let me know when you plan on hitting the hill next.   I haven't seen many familiar faces in some time now, but winter and all that is to be expected. 

No fear, however, DiHong and I keep the field from getting rusty.


Title: Re: Magnet build
Post by: DMF on January 12, 2014, 01:57 PM
reverse pins give a nice sharp detail.  Did you glue it on the pattern then sew seems on each side?


Title: Re: Magnet build
Post by: sugarbaker on January 12, 2014, 02:45 PM
As you have speculated, I glued the yellow strips to the back of the sail... Then stitched on either side of where the pinstripe would be.  I then cut out the relief from the front of the sail like an appliqué technique. 


Title: Re: Magnet build
Post by: stapp59 on January 12, 2014, 06:38 PM
Pretty cool pinstrip technique.  That's a long straight line to cut with scissors...


Title: Re: Magnet build
Post by: sugarbaker on January 13, 2014, 04:45 AM
Pretty cool pinstrip technique.  That's a long straight line to cut with scissors...

Rather than use scissors, I use a seam cutter.  I just run it along the stitches and it turns our smooth.  I did clean up a few spots with scissors, but for the most part I used the seam ripper technique.

The bigger deal is getting the stitches perfect so they can be used as a guide when cutting out the relief.


Title: Re: Magnet build
Post by: Krijn on January 13, 2014, 04:51 AM
cool!

give us a close-up from your reversed pinstriping, please



is this technique the same as on r-sky's shooter and benson's superfly?


Krijn


Title: Re: Magnet build
Post by: sugarbaker on February 09, 2014, 10:21 AM
more photos to come, but here is the competed kite (bridle tied, but not attached quite yet, and still need to add Moonie Tape for upper spreader wear patch).  Frame is p90 upper leading edge, p100 lower leading edge, 5mm upper spreader, 3pt black diamond lower spreaders, p100 spine.

Curious to see how it flies.  Will have to experiment with ballast. 


I'll post some close ups of the pin-stripes soon (front and back). 

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/88iGt41EZGswsFBUORXpUvEL6CywRTZKRx_8tBPqeqs=w1182-h631-no)


Title: Re: Magnet build
Post by: sugarbaker on February 09, 2014, 10:29 AM
Krijn,
to answer your question, the end product does look basically like the shooter or superfly UL (although the stripes on my magnet are only 6mm wide, opposed to either of those that appear to have wider stripes) .  I don't know if they reach the result in the same way.  During my sail prep, I layer out the black panels with normal overlapping seams.  I then (before any sewing) glued the yellow strips to the back of the seams.  the strip is exactly 3x the width of the original seam overlap.  When I sew up the sail, I stitch on either side of the original seam (doubling the amount of sewing time).  Then, using a seam cutter, I cut the relief out so the yellow panels show in the front.  The previous picture doesn't do the color justice; it really pops in the sun.


Title: Re: Magnet build
Post by: mr wojtas on February 09, 2014, 12:41 PM
Again a sharp looking kite ;D I am wondering how it is going to fly with youre frame choice, a ul type? Can't wait for a movie :D


Title: Re: Magnet build
Post by: DMF on February 09, 2014, 05:02 PM
  The previous picture doesn't do the color justice; it really pops in the sun.

Very cool,  I bet it has a neon light effect when backlit! 


Title: Re: Magnet build
Post by: Krijn on February 10, 2014, 11:22 AM
thanks for the explanation!


great looking magnet