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Title: And another one Sixth Sense in the world...
Post by: pa79vel on January 31, 2013, 09:44 AM
Hi!
I decided to share my self-built Sixht Sense.
Just finished. Not tested in flight yet.
I changed the panel scheme a bit to add a bit of black to the wings.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-CWA8AImYkd8/UQmlH5_jXdI/AAAAAAAAA7U/a9O35ABgwO4/s797/DSC02374.JPG)

Framing specified as STD competition:

Upper leadind edge: P200
Lower leadind edge: P300
Upper spreader: Structil 6mm
Lower spreader: 5pt
Spine: P200
Stand Off: 3mm carbon
Ballast on tail: 25g

The sail is nylon spy (32g/sqm) + dacron instead of icarex.

A few details:

APA
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-JnWijldm2Wg/UQmlSvv9T6I/AAAAAAAAA6U/70UFP4zWxbQ/s1063/DSC02379.JPG)

Nose
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-gQ4i_msv9P8/UQmlVC5neaI/AAAAAAAAA6c/3WwzTGzuHjs/s1063/DSC02384.JPG)

Stand-offs
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-g3QvM56ipBg/UQmleBeDLPI/AAAAAAAAA6k/y8OsRQ-cmiw/s797/DSC02386.JPG)

Sail grabbers / reinforcement
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-7dUgoLYQFCE/UQmlhe0TIOI/AAAAAAAAA6s/cGzGwWayywU/s797/DSC02393.JPG)


A few more pictures of the finished kite:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/100231941530540785601/albums/5839379914655262465

And some picures from the building process:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/100231941530540785601/albums/5814877850400257217

Now waiting for the weather to give it a try...

I have to add that I really appreciate all the ideas, solutions and thoughts shared in this forum!
It was a great help while building! Thanks! :)


Title: Re: And another one Sixth Sense in the world...
Post by: sugarbaker on January 31, 2013, 10:09 AM
Nice build, I do like your additional black panels.  Very slick indeed.  Welcome to the forum.


Title: Re: And another one Sixth Sense in the world...
Post by: coogee on January 31, 2013, 10:31 AM
Good build... now the fun bit, flying!
 Mike


Title: Re: And another one Sixth Sense in the world...
Post by: Krijn on January 31, 2013, 10:50 AM
nice, the black in the wings looks good  :P

(but why did you use the mylar reinforcement from the UL in your STD?)


Krijn


Title: Re: And another one Sixth Sense in the world...
Post by: pa79vel on January 31, 2013, 11:03 AM
Thanks!

(but why did you use the mylar reinforcement from the UL in your STD?)

Krijn

I think I just wanted not to add too much weight to the sail.
The green panels are made of a bit heavy fabric - I think more than 40g/sqm.
The rest is 32g/sqm.
So I reduced the reinforcement to the one from UL.

... and to be honest the reinforcement is the same green spy (2 layers). :)

Somehow I have a feeling it should not affect the performance of the kite.

Paweł


Title: Re: And another one Sixth Sense in the world...
Post by: Krijn on January 31, 2013, 11:13 AM

Somehow I have a feeling it should not affect the performance of the kite


agreed  ;D


Title: Re: And another one Sixth Sense in the world...
Post by: mdilucca on January 31, 2013, 11:26 AM
Beautiful job Pawel ::)  Thank you so much for posting all the building pictures, now I can't wait to start building mine  :P

Cheers
Mario


Title: Re: And another one Sixth Sense in the world...
Post by: photogbill on February 13, 2013, 09:05 PM
Very nice job pa79vel on the SS build! You did a fine job! I ike the added 'black' panel as well! Good looking snag-free nose too!


Title: Re: And another one Sixth Sense in the world...
Post by: pa79vel on February 14, 2013, 02:26 AM
Good looking snag-free nose too!


Thanks photogbill!
Works great!
I only made a small mistake which I need to change.
I made the pocket for spine a bit too loose, so the nose twists while flying.
Thanks a lot for sharing your solution for the nose!
I have to make it a bit more narrow to get a close fit to the spine rod.
Hope it helps...

I posted a short video here (http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?topic=9224.0)

Best,

Paweł


Title: Re: And another one Sixth Sense in the world...
Post by: tommymcmillan on February 21, 2013, 04:18 PM
Wow!! What great looking kite :P. I really want to build a kite,but i've no skill at it.. :'(


Title: Re: And another one Sixth Sense in the world...
Post by: pa79vel on February 22, 2013, 07:46 AM
Try tommymcmillan!
It is not that difficult and brings a lot of pleasure :)

Waiting for your first build photos! ;)