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Title: This End Up!
Post by: Steve Hall on November 23, 2009, 11:43 AM
My new "Urban Ninja for Dummies"
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2505/4128235035_126689b9e3.jpg)

Thanks a bunch Bob.  Mass ascension this weekend???


Title: Re: This End Up!
Post by: thief on November 23, 2009, 11:47 AM
Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
that is next on my build list.....finally going to make one!


Title: Re: This End Up!
Post by: JimB on November 23, 2009, 12:49 PM
So that's what those look like.. nice!  ;)


Title: Re: This End Up!
Post by: indigo_wolf on November 23, 2009, 01:47 PM
So that's what those look like.. nice!  ;)

Never liked the stock black and white panel layout, but that's very nice looking.  I remember (possibly the old forum) someone posting several custom Urban Ninjas.

ATB,
Sam


Title: Re: This End Up!
Post by: Steve Hall on November 23, 2009, 01:56 PM
There are at least 4 custom  UN's here in Chico.  Hopefully we will get them all out this weekend so we can get a group photo.


Title: Re: This End Up!
Post by: indigo_wolf on November 23, 2009, 02:10 PM
There are at least 4 custom  UN's here in Chico. 

 ???  ???  ???

Hopefully we will get them all out this weekend so we can get a group photo.

Pics now!!!

Good topic for an extended constest.... best UN sail layout.

ATB,
Sam


Title: Re: This End Up!
Post by: alcrbo on November 23, 2009, 02:22 PM
My new "Urban Ninja for Dummies"
([url]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2505/4128235035_126689b9e3.jpg[/url])

Thanks a bunch Bob.  Mass ascension this weekend???


You're welcome Steve  :)

On a side note.......
Those bridle lines and the "Z" line (the little short one connected to the spreader all need to be snugged up to the sail and hopefully around the spine.  ;)
They're all slip knots that I left "loose" for spar insertion/assembly.

You might also put a hard plastic fitting in the nose standoff fitting.

Mass ascension this weekend ???   You betcha'  8)

Bob





Title: Re: This End Up!
Post by: Steve Hall on November 23, 2009, 03:05 PM
Wow!  First post from Bob!
The kite needs your skilled hand to tune it.  Assembled it this morning (after I found some 'hidden' .125's) and snapped the photo.  Let me know when you are up for a group photo and I'll let Ted know.  You guys are closed Friday, right?  That could work for me.


Title: Re: This End Up!
Post by: alcrbo on November 23, 2009, 03:17 PM
Wow!  First post from Bob!
The kite needs your skilled hand to tune it.  Assembled it this morning (after I found some 'hidden' .125's) and snapped the photo.  Let me know when you are up for a group photo and I'll let Ted know.  You guys are closed Friday, right?  That could work for me.

Yeppurs....... closed @ noon on wednesday till monday morning.
Obviously T-Day is a no-go.  We'll be doing T-Day @ the inlaws.
Friday thru sunday has it's possibilities !!!  :D

All we gotta do now is get Mike on board.
Did they go up in the hills again looking for a christmas tree, ie. Donner Party  ;D

Bob


Title: Re: This End Up!
Post by: Steve Hall on November 23, 2009, 03:20 PM
Cool!  T Day is a no go here too we'll be at Jay's house for the day.  Friday could work after I give away the Houterman.  Not seen Mike.  Did he ever make a sail?  Think he got the framing material.


Title: Re: This End Up!
Post by: Datenland on November 23, 2009, 03:45 PM
Had to individualize mine too...
(http://datenland.de/kite/UrbanNinjaFo.jpg)
But there will be only a solo ascension for me, if one at all, considering the weather...
Erik


Title: Re: This End Up!
Post by: JimB on November 23, 2009, 03:48 PM
That is so sharp looking!  ???

Nice build Erik!

 ;)


Title: Re: This End Up!
Post by: Fortflyer on November 23, 2009, 08:36 PM
I've flown one of those direct from Hovarth, They are really fun to fly in or outdoors wish I had some building talent I'd love to own one myself.

Rob make 2 I'll take one  ;)


Title: Re: This End Up!
Post by: mikenchico on November 23, 2009, 10:39 PM
Haven't made mine yet, still can't get to the building table, was thinking thanksgiving I'll start hauling the stuff that has never found a home from last thanksgiving when I hauled it out of the kitchen so we could eat. So many projects I've wanted to get started.



Title: Re: This End Up!
Post by: Datenland on November 24, 2009, 01:43 AM
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The kite needs your skilled hand to tune it.

I like mine best with the Z-line shortened with an extra turn around the spreader and the Y-line not too tight, pulling out the x-line only about 2-4 cm from straight. A bit different from what Mr. Horvath says. Also I moved the tow point about 2 cm forward, that makes the kite turn easier.

When I'm out with my trickkites and the wind is getting too low for fun, these gliding single-liners really fill the gap. The big one from Horvath, the "LongWayHome" is best at really no wind at all. Imagine a paper-aircraft with a wingspan of almost 3 meters. Pull it up in the air and simply let go, it hardly needs a pilot at all...
The main difference is that with these kites one learns to "let fly" with as less input as possible, as opposed to trickkites, where one has to be in control at all times.

Erik


Title: Re: This End Up!
Post by: thief on November 24, 2009, 05:17 AM
The UN is def on the list....over on kitebuilder there a thread all about building them and some of the guys making them have gone FAR OUT!!!!
there is one that had printed bullet holes like it is a fighter jet.....

have to wait for my Ginga & Plutz & Shift all to come in to play with then make one..........
seems like it is time for an order of polycarb........



Title: Re: This End Up!
Post by: alcrbo on November 24, 2009, 09:07 AM
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The kite needs your skilled hand to tune it.

I like mine best with the Z-line shortened with an extra turn around the spreader and the Y-line not too tight, pulling out the x-line only about 2-4 cm from straight. A bit different from what Mr. Horvath says. Also I moved the tow point about 2 cm forward, that makes the kite turn easier.

EXACTLY !!!!!!
BTW, nice UN there Erik !!

My tuning was trial and error.  There seems to be a fine line between too much Y-line tenson and not enough.  A correctly tensioned Y-line allows the kite to go into a nice flat glide.  8)

Bob