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Title: Frame details of Le Quartz
Post by: Ara Ararauna on December 26, 2012, 03:31 PM
Hi,

I haven't been able to find the folliwing info about the frame of the Le Quartz kite:

1. What is the distance from the nose at which the central-T be placed?
2. At which distances are the inner and outer stand-off connectors placed from the central-T?
3. For the central-T I don't really understand which type of garden hose they suggest because I have found none that are 6mm internal diameter... So I am planning on placing C connectors above and below the central-T to hold it in place. Would that work?

I would appreciate some help since I'm in the final building steps 

Cheers.


Title: Re: Frame details of Le Quartz
Post by: Wayner on December 26, 2012, 04:07 PM

I'm in the final building steps 


Ara,
Can't help with your questions, but I looking forward to your finished kite.  ;D


Title: Re: Frame details of Le Quartz
Post by: sugarbaker on December 26, 2012, 10:32 PM
Center T from nose can be figured on the kite... Place the spine in the sail and mark where the center T opening hits the spine.  C clips will work fine, jus leave a space big enough for the bridle to fit between the t piece and the c clip.

As for standoff connector placement, this can also be figured when assembling the kite.  When assembled, the standoffish should be 90 degrees to the lower spreader. 


Title: Re: Frame details of Le Quartz
Post by: Ara Ararauna on December 27, 2012, 12:42 AM
Ok, thanks.

But the T opening is quite long. Are we safe if we say that the position for the central T is that in which it naturally falls when everything is set up? Or should the T be forced a little further up or down to somehow "bend" the LSs?



Title: Re: Frame details of Le Quartz
Post by: sugarbaker on December 27, 2012, 10:44 AM
I would shoot for the center of the cutout... Some bend in the lower spreaders is good, I would shoot for this in order to keep tension on the sail and leading edge connectors (so the spreaders are less prone to popping out.)


Title: Re: Frame details of Le Quartz
Post by: Ara Ararauna on December 27, 2012, 11:24 AM
Great! Got it.
Tomorrow I'll have finished the bridle and then I'll be able to go out, take some pictures to show you the kite and hopefuly do the maiden flight!
I'm so nervous...   ???


Title: Re: Frame details of Le Quartz
Post by: sugarbaker on December 27, 2012, 11:30 AM
I'm sure it will be wonderful.  It exciting to pilot your first sport kite build.


Title: Re: Frame details of Le Quartz
Post by: Ara Ararauna on December 27, 2012, 02:07 PM
Ah! The last question that I now have...

How much weight should I put on the bottom tip of the spine?

The instructions are not too clear, but I seem to understand that it should be 10grams.

Is that correct?

Thanks