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Title: Builds 4-7
Post by: Untitled on May 12, 2011, 07:29 PM
Been making some stuff thought I'd share.

Build 4 was 2 Fighter kites.  They fly but I don't think I made them right, they don't spin very fast or at all sometimes.  Surprisingly really fun and entertaining. 
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_tc2akb8yvTE/TcyRZUNsKkI/AAAAAAAAAzY/q7Zrv4IryCk/s400/P1010044.JPG) (https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_tc2akb8yvTE/TcyRZUNsKkI/AAAAAAAAAzY/q7Zrv4IryCk/s400/P1010044.JPG)

Build 5 was a Helix.  Saw it on someones facebook and had to build one.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_tc2akb8yvTE/TcyS13CdbyI/AAAAAAAAAz0/xD0_AV7TMPY/s400/P1010045.JPG) (https://picasaweb.google.com/106331484032397295687/Helix?feat=directlink) (https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_tc2akb8yvTE/TcyS1f3uHbI/AAAAAAAAAzw/7usKTvcvzeE/s400/P1010046.JPG) (https://picasaweb.google.com/106331484032397295687/Helix?feat=directlink)

Build 6 was another Quartz sail to replace the first one.  Surflite material on first sail had too much stretch,  this 3/4oz nylon should be better.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_tc2akb8yvTE/TcyS1KvyOhI/AAAAAAAAAzs/PyHmOPuzrzo/s400/P1010047.JPG) (https://picasaweb.google.com/106331484032397295687/Build6?feat=directlink) (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_tc2akb8yvTE/TcyTpDC6fMI/AAAAAAAAA0A/LU6s8ojQvrY/s400/P1010050.JPG) (https://picasaweb.google.com/106331484032397295687/Build6?feat=directlink)

Build 7 is a B'zar 2011.  Sail is Nylon so hopefully that wont change its characteristics too much.  Hopefully I build it right.  Frame will be here tomorrow if not sometime next week.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_tc2akb8yvTE/TcyUTj7A4rI/AAAAAAAAA0c/r_EkYvELG-s/s400/P1010043.JPG) (https://picasaweb.google.com/106331484032397295687/BZar2011?feat=directlink)


Title: Re: Builds 4-7
Post by: chilese on May 12, 2011, 08:00 PM
Normally I am not a fan of blue on kites.

In your case, BRAVO!


Title: Re: Builds 4-7
Post by: sugarbaker on May 13, 2011, 12:03 AM
looks good.  I'd love to see some close up shots of the B'zar.


Title: Re: Builds 4-7
Post by: Untitled on May 13, 2011, 12:39 AM
Thanx John.

Will get some more pics up when I get it framed up.  Links now go to albums some more pics there but no close ups.


Title: Re: Builds 4-7
Post by: kiteking on May 13, 2011, 06:58 AM
Marco,

Looks like the addiction is taking over...when are the "for sale" kites arriving?

looking good


Title: Re: Builds 4-7
Post by: Untitled on May 13, 2011, 09:26 AM
Well designing them is a whole different beast.  But I do enjoy building them, however quality has a long way to go.


Title: Re: Builds 4-7
Post by: thief on May 13, 2011, 10:13 AM
Untitled: it looks like the spreaders are not long enough for the fighters?   I know that you want to have those skins tight!!!!

Looking good!


Title: Build 7 (B'zar 2011) Framed up
Post by: Untitled on May 16, 2011, 09:19 PM
Got the frame today and put it in.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_tc2akb8yvTE/TdH0fjA6bkI/AAAAAAAAA4E/1k3XpRbjxxU/s400/P1010068.JPG) (https://picasaweb.google.com/106331484032397295687/BZar2011?feat=directlink)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_tc2akb8yvTE/TdH1VLkLgoI/AAAAAAAAA4c/EfDfFbN_MZE/s400/P1010072.JPG) (https://picasaweb.google.com/106331484032397295687/BZar2011?feat=directlink)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_tc2akb8yvTE/TdH0hfuuTnI/AAAAAAAAA4M/DXRBTAPpYNE/s400/P1010070.JPG) (https://picasaweb.google.com/106331484032397295687/BZar2011?feat=directlink)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_tc2akb8yvTE/TdH0gkfo9DI/AAAAAAAAA4I/tyHh_9u2B6M/s400/P1010069.JPG) (https://picasaweb.google.com/106331484032397295687/BZar2011?feat=directlink)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_tc2akb8yvTE/TdH1VKTij-I/AAAAAAAAA4Y/gnG6wlyxPYc/s400/P1010071.JPG) (https://picasaweb.google.com/106331484032397295687/BZar2011?feat=directlinkl)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_tc2akb8yvTE/TdH1VHz0xBI/AAAAAAAAA4U/sPJCzO9sICQ/s400/P1010073.JPG) (https://picasaweb.google.com/106331484032397295687/BZar2011?feat=directlink)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_tc2akb8yvTE/TdH_XLQ_UcI/AAAAAAAAA4w/mqdr5t5XVXg/s400/P1010074.JPG) (https://picasaweb.google.com/106331484032397295687/BZar2011?feat=directlink)



Title: Re: Builds 4-7
Post by: sugarbaker on May 16, 2011, 10:23 PM
looks good all framed up!  What spar did you use for the spine?  I know the plans call for a p2x, but they've not been available


Title: Re: Builds 4-7
Post by: Untitled on May 16, 2011, 10:25 PM
I got a P2X.  it is framed to spec.  saved a few bucks and got P200 blem and just non painted nitro strong.


Title: Re: Builds 4-7
Post by: tpatter on May 16, 2011, 11:25 PM
Interesting standoffs.  They look like shape-shifters - are they adjustable?


Title: Re: Builds 4-7
Post by: Untitled on May 17, 2011, 12:47 AM
I'm sure you could adjust them, but I think they were placed like that to "even the pressure on the sail"(from the B'zar 2011 site).


Title: Re: Builds 4-7
Post by: ko on May 17, 2011, 06:33 AM
nice job marco!! can't wait to fly them ..


Title: Build 7 (B'zar 2011) Completed
Post by: Untitled on May 17, 2011, 07:14 PM
All done.  Sorry post is semi redundant but this is it.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_tc2akb8yvTE/TdMoMHGN8WI/AAAAAAAAA5k/td43lhaOmAs/s400/P1010075.JPG) (https://picasaweb.google.com/106331484032397295687/BZar2011?feat=directlink)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_tc2akb8yvTE/TdMoLMStSXI/AAAAAAAAA5g/ULiwlXpP-g8/s400/P1010076.JPG) (https://picasaweb.google.com/106331484032397295687/BZar2011?feat=directlink)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_tc2akb8yvTE/TdMoMyLLMtI/AAAAAAAAA5o/y0NkA2BP-BQ/s400/P1010077.JPG) (https://picasaweb.google.com/106331484032397295687/BZar2011?feat=directlink)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_tc2akb8yvTE/TdMpEQL1GNI/AAAAAAAAA5s/0ul_G0I9WAE/s400/P1010078.JPG) (https://picasaweb.google.com/106331484032397295687/BZar2011?feat=directlink)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_tc2akb8yvTE/TdMpGY_vjHI/AAAAAAAAA5w/-mKTE_oZCkY/s400/P1010079.JPG) (https://picasaweb.google.com/106331484032397295687/BZar2011?feat=directlink)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_tc2akb8yvTE/TdMpGVapaTI/AAAAAAAAA50/Infgj3iIE6k/s400/P1010080.JPG) (https://picasaweb.google.com/106331484032397295687/BZar2011?feat=directlink)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-w5CC6ho6FBU/TeV4Tw7_5nI/AAAAAAAAA8k/5QArnn5-vmc/s400/P1010097.JPG) (https://picasaweb.google.com/106331484032397295687/BZar2011?feat=directlink)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_tc2akb8yvTE/TdMpl0XTdnI/AAAAAAAAA58/GN_7PWdE5bs/s400/P1010082.JPG) (https://picasaweb.google.com/106331484032397295687/BZar2011?feat=directlink)


Title: B'zar 2011 First Flight
Post by: Untitled on May 19, 2011, 09:46 PM
Winds finally let up and got some nice wind today.  Got a chance to go out and fly.  My skills aren't good enough to judge a kite but I must say that I liked the B'zar 2011.  Tricks I know where all doable and some I been having trouble with I managed to do.  Slots and Taz I usually end up wrapped but I managed to get some Slots and even some Taz today.  Here's some video of today.

B'zar 2011 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxDlS2O38sc#ws)


Title: Re: Builds 4-7
Post by: tpatter on May 19, 2011, 10:37 PM
Thx - I enjoyed it!

What kite do you usually fly, btw?


Title: Re: Builds 4-7
Post by: Untitled on May 19, 2011, 11:03 PM
Focus Hydra


Title: Re: Builds 4-7
Post by: positivo on May 20, 2011, 01:06 AM
Congratulations on a kite well build!


Title: Re: Builds 4-7
Post by: ko on May 20, 2011, 06:18 PM
got a chance to check these out UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL   REALLY nice build. it was blowing around 12 .that is the upper range of the B'zar and my fun range, but the kite tracks and tricks really-really well. hope to get it in some lighter stuff soon THANK YOU MARCO what a great kite


Title: Re: Builds 4-7
Post by: Ca Ike on May 20, 2011, 07:09 PM
NIce flying Ko.  Looks like the nylon didn't affect that B'zar at all.  Hows it feel on the lines?


Title: Re: Builds 4-7
Post by: Untitled on May 20, 2011, 07:16 PM
Hard to say with out flying and Icarex B'zar but it felt pretty light flying the nylon


Title: Re: Builds 4-7
Post by: Untitled on May 21, 2011, 01:24 PM
Flew it over grass today, and I think because of the really curved spine dead launches where really easy.  Managed to do some multi lazy then reverse the direction.  Never done that before so prob just some dumb luck at work.