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Title: A little time lapse
Post by: sugarbaker on April 15, 2013, 07:58 PM
Not as good as some I've seen... but not terrible and semi humorous to watch.  For your viewing pleasure and a small idea of a Sixth Sense build.

https://vimeo.com/64039475


Title: Re: A little time lapse
Post by: kitebug on April 15, 2013, 08:39 PM
that was very Cool!

Was that a glue stick you used for the panels? does that affect your needle when sewing?



Title: Re: A little time lapse
Post by: dihongshao2000 on April 15, 2013, 08:53 PM
Wow, that is very impressive Stephen.  You have a system in place for kite making.  Appreciate very much for sharing with all of us.  Dihong


Title: Re: A little time lapse
Post by: Gardner on April 15, 2013, 10:28 PM
I'm very impressed.  You made kite building look so easy, but Im certain it isn't


Title: Re: A little time lapse
Post by: coogee on April 15, 2013, 11:37 PM
That was fun. Great to see the process in that way and it was a bit comic.
 Mike


Title: Re: A little time lapse
Post by: chilese on April 16, 2013, 01:42 AM
Thanks.

It's one of the few kite related videos that Bambi watched with me.  :)


Title: Re: A little time lapse
Post by: Ara Ararauna on April 16, 2013, 06:17 AM
Wow!
So one can build a whole new kite from scratch in just over 9 minutes!?!?   :o

So this will make prices really go down, won't it?
 :)











Joking aside, I really like the video and the music (especially the first and last).
It is a great thing to watch and anyone flying a kite should watch it to appreciate what a kite really is.
I think you should put subtitles telling what you are doing at each main point so that people that have never built a kite get the sense of steps and order of construction.
Also for those like me that have already built one kite, it would be very helpful for future builds.
Of course you have some really nice secrets hidden there. For example the nice system to cut the frames.

Thanks for making this video and showing it!  :)



Title: Re: A little time lapse
Post by: vertigo2u on April 16, 2013, 06:22 PM
Thanks Sugar... Really good video.  Great learning experience...  You have talent and a gift.  You use them well...


Title: Re: A little time lapse
Post by: thief on April 17, 2013, 04:55 AM
What are you using as weights? Those are not just hockey puck are they?

Well done.....good build and good video!


Title: Re: A little time lapse
Post by: sugarbaker on April 17, 2013, 12:55 PM
The weights are from Rockler wood working supply and called "bench cookies".  They actually aren't that heavy at all, but have a soft rubber grip material on either side.  It's just enough to weight to keep fabric from sliding.  When laid across the seem, it grips both panels pretty well and prevents sliding.  I still have to be careful.  I wouldl like them more if they were slightly heavier, but it does the job. 


Title: Re: A little time lapse
Post by: thief on April 17, 2013, 01:03 PM
The weights are from Rockler wood working supply and called "bench cookies".  They actually aren't that heavy at all, but have a soft rubber grip material on either side.  It's just enough to weight to keep fabric from sliding.  When laid across the seem, it grips both panels pretty well and prevents sliding.  I still have to be careful.  I wouldl like them more if they were slightly heavier, but it does the job. 

Hmmmm..i like them....i was thinking of drilling out some hockey pucks and loading them for some weights like that......

When you did three strips of double sided tape on the inside of the LE strip you have two thinner strips at the edges and then do you have one more wider strip in the center?   what is the purpose of having three strips (i understand of course the purpose of the outermost two).


Title: Re: A little time lapse
Post by: mikeb on April 17, 2013, 01:11 PM
Nice Video, I enjoyed watching it.


Title: Re: A little time lapse
Post by: sugarbaker on April 17, 2013, 05:53 PM
When you did three strips of double sided tape on the inside of the LE strip you have two thinner strips at the edges and then do you have one more wider strip in the center?   what is the purpose of having three strips (i understand of course the purpose of the outermost two).

The third strip resides on what is the back half of the sail, but near the fold.  This is the first strip I adhere... As it helps line th leading edge up exactly with the curve of the sail.  It also prevents folding or bunching of the fabrics.  For kites like the sixth sence, that have a relatively straight leading edge, this is not as big of a deal.  On the other hand, a kite with a significant curve would benefit more. I do it on all my kites out of habit. 


Title: Re: A little time lapse
Post by: Kantaxel on April 18, 2013, 03:55 PM
Great video Stephen!

You WEREN'T cutting the spars without safety glasses were you?   ???
How about a particle mask?   :(

We'd like to keep you around building your fab kites, you know?   ;D

Jim


Title: Re: A little time lapse
Post by: sugarbaker on April 18, 2013, 05:23 PM
you caught me Jim!  And even worse, I don't think I had a cup of coffee that morning (still in my pajamas!). 


Title: Re: A little time lapse
Post by: Kantaxel on April 18, 2013, 08:12 PM
you caught me Jim!  And even worse, I don't think I had a cup of coffee that morning (still in my pajamas!). 
Well, I guess it's good that you WEAR pajamas, then :D


Title: Re: A little time lapse
Post by: kepople on April 19, 2013, 05:30 PM
well that was GREAT! thanks for sharing...

I like watching JOE make Talons too, but he does not do the in time lapse and he stops for sandwich breaks :-)