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Title: Another Sixth Sense
Post by: Stuart99 on May 23, 2013, 12:46 PM
This project has been in the works for about 8 months now. Almost to the finish line! Sixth Sense STD nitro version. I need to tie up a bridle and sew a sleeve and we'll be able to hit the field.

(http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af139/intimig8r99/1-IMG_20130523_152030_706_zpsc25e54da.jpg)

this picture doesn't do the color justice, I'll snap another when the sun comes out.


Title: Re: Another Sixth Sense
Post by: JimB on May 23, 2013, 01:01 PM
Oh I dunno.. looks pretty darn nice.

;)


Title: Re: Another Sixth Sense
Post by: coop on May 23, 2013, 01:54 PM
That color combo is awesome!


Title: Re: Another Sixth Sense
Post by: stucm89 on May 23, 2013, 07:47 PM
Like those colors! Looks like good work on a good kite. It's not as easy to make a kite as people think, not for me anyways. I flew a Sixth Sense at the Treasure Island event this year and thought it was a pretty good kite. I may make one of these myself someday. Have fun with it!
Stuart
www.wackos.org (http://www.wackos.org)
www.youtube.com/stucm89 (http://www.youtube.com/stucm89)


Title: Re: Another Sixth Sense
Post by: coogee on May 23, 2013, 08:04 PM
Good looking kite, it should look great in the sky. Nice work
   Mike


Title: Re: Another Sixth Sense
Post by: Kareloh on May 24, 2013, 01:48 AM
Nice!!


Title: Re: Another Sixth Sense
Post by: Ara Ararauna on May 24, 2013, 01:51 AM
Oh wow!
One of the best color combos I've ever seen!!!!
Will love to see a video of it flying  :)


Title: Re: Another Sixth Sense
Post by: Lou on May 24, 2013, 05:56 AM
Looks great!  I would love to see additional close ups of your work and assembly processes!


Title: Re: Another Sixth Sense
Post by: alien on May 24, 2013, 07:26 AM
You should take it to China.
We all want one.
HOTSTUFF  :P


Title: Re: Another Sixth Sense
Post by: JimB on May 24, 2013, 08:43 PM
You do understand that the Sixth Sense is a free kite project made available to the kiting community by the designer?

http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?topic=7107.0 (http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?topic=7107.0)

"Taking it to China" wouldn't really be cricket..

You should take it to China.
We all want one.
HOTSTUFF  :P


Title: Re: Another Sixth Sense
Post by: Krijn on May 24, 2013, 11:35 PM
Yes, simple but effective looks!

 ;D


Title: Re: Another Sixth Sense
Post by: alien on May 25, 2013, 03:10 AM
Its the hottest kite ever and i want it,but times are a flying and 8 months is over half a year and this years virtually half over so i would prefer to have it in the bag now and preferably made by you not me as ive no skills or time to make kites as my current free time is limited enough and the kites,new, used or even better,your (latest incredible addition) hopefully become available for meatballs like me to have and to hold for a price that seriously out ways its craftsmanship,heritage,materials and labour of love,let alone its true value.
PS: The game of Cricket is a waste of flying space and time!
And that kite of yours really,really is very,very good looking and the consuming world deserves it!
                                                       "PRETTY PLEASE"


Title: Re: Another Sixth Sense
Post by: jaydub on May 25, 2013, 04:52 AM
I believe Davide Equizzi, the designer, is willing to make sails for a fee.  May be worth contacting him.


Title: Re: Another Sixth Sense
Post by: Stuart99 on May 25, 2013, 08:47 PM
Thanks for the kind words!

I guess I should have added that I'm lazy...which is why it took 8 months, lol.


Title: Re: Another Sixth Sense
Post by: alien on May 26, 2013, 03:40 AM
You have spent your lazy time well!
I waste mine flying and id like to waste it looking at your latest project,maybe in a red n black or orangish combo,
nup, i must have the blue,or hang on maybe a blue and ?
 :P



Title: Re: Another Sixth Sense
Post by: kepople on May 26, 2013, 06:25 PM
Dang that looks classy


Title: Re: Another Sixth Sense
Post by: photogbill on May 26, 2013, 06:43 PM
....I flew a Sixth Sense at the Treasure Island event this year and thought it was a pretty good kite. I may make one of these myself someday. Have fun with it!
Stuart
[url=http://www.wackos.org]www.wackos.org[/url] ([url]http://www.wackos.org[/url])
[url=http://www.youtube.com/stucm89]www.youtube.com/stucm89[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/stucm89[/url])


It wouldn't have looked anything like this:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8215/8354233657_eb9b2395d0_o.jpg) ...would it?

Nice job on the 'Sixth Sense'  ...to the 'other' Stu! :)


Title: Re: Another Sixth Sense
Post by: Stuart99 on May 26, 2013, 06:50 PM
I got a chance to put it in the air a couple of times over the weekend. I must say the winds were pretty crappy the first time I took it out and I was rather disappointed. I took it out today with lower/smoother wind and it flew 10 times better. It is an impressive kite and can fly fairly low for its weight. It is fairly balanced and does the tricks I know fairly well.

I made one change though, between the first and second flights. I switched the 6mm spreader out for a 5mm and I think I like the balance a bit better for my style. My guess is the avia pultruded carbon I am using is a bit heavier than Structil. I also only have 20g of weight on the tail. I think I am going to enjoy taking this one to the beach this summer. A yellow UL might be in my future.


Title: Re: Another Sixth Sense
Post by: alien on May 27, 2013, 02:20 AM
photogbill,
thats a thing of beauty... :P .


Title: Re: Another Sixth Sense
Post by: stucm89 on May 27, 2013, 05:27 PM
@ photogbill, Yep......It looked just like that! Hope to fly it again sometime.


Title: Re: Another Sixth Sense
Post by: Stuart99 on July 01, 2013, 09:48 PM
about 90% finished with the UL, Ill get a picture of them both together outside soon.

(http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af139/intimig8r99/IMG_20130702_243455_284_zps3f148885.jpg)



Title: Re: Another Sixth Sense
Post by: mdilucca on July 02, 2013, 03:09 PM
about 90% finished with the UL, Ill get a picture of them both together outside soon.

([url]http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af139/intimig8r99/IMG_20130702_243455_284_zps3f148885.jpg[/url])




Can you comment about the frame specs on the UL please?

Cheers
Mario


Title: Re: Another Sixth Sense
Post by: Stuart99 on July 02, 2013, 03:32 PM
Here are the specs for the three versions of the UL from the designer's website. I used the PRO specs for this build:

UL version:

Basic:
Sail: Icarex, mylar, dacron.
Leadind edge: 5mm Structil
Upper spreader: 5mm Structil
Lower spreader: p100
Spine: 6mm Structil
Stand Off: 3mm carbon
Ballast on tail: 18g

Competition:

Sail: Icarex, mylar, dacron.
Upper edge leadind: P100
Lower edge leadind: P100
Upper spreader: 5mm Structil
Lower spreader: 3pt
Spine: P100
Stand Off: 3mm carbon
Ballast on tail: 18g

PRO:
Sail: Icarex, mylar, dacron.
Upper edge leadind: 3pt
Lower edge leadind: 3pt
Upper spreader: 5mm Structil
Lower spreader: 3pt
Spine: 3pt 101cm
Stand Off: 3mm carbon
Ballast on tail: 18g


Title: Re: Another Sixth Sense
Post by: mtk beach flyer on July 02, 2013, 03:34 PM
Man the sixth sense look like a nice kite.  I was wondering where I would download the plans in english.  Thank's everyone.


Title: Re: Another Sixth Sense
Post by: Stuart99 on July 07, 2013, 05:01 PM
The pair:

(http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af139/intimig8r99/9744e6e1-132c-49ab-b742-76e061425aba_zps7251060e.jpg)


Title: Re: Another Sixth Sense
Post by: coogee on July 07, 2013, 06:46 PM
   


          Both look good and bookend each other nicely, good stuff.
   

          Mike


Title: Re: Another Sixth Sense
Post by: alien on July 08, 2013, 04:39 AM
Oh my kite!
Very nice but when i look at them through my peepers there is a shade of green.
Wish i was so lucky.
                                        :P