My first kite build is finally finished... It was such an enjoyable and tense experience
Some part of it are frustrating, some are easy, but all are rewarding and I can't wait to start my second. Haven't gone out flying this one yet, because there's so much work, and it's really much too hot outside.
I do have some questions for the many talented builders of this forum:
I'm not so interested in the general practice, but rather your own personal preference:
1. Hot cutting - Do you hot cut everything or are there somethings you prefer regular cutting, specifically Mylar and Dacron?
2. What's your preferred seam starting
and seam ending
technique? What do you do to secure either side?
I've used the going over twice for the start, and Sugarbaker's surgeon's technique for the end, but how many of you actually do that for every seam
3. Nose: I use Tarp as nose material, do you go over every seam twice or just once?
4. Bridle: I used the way shown on Tom's site for making the bridle for the La Quartz, as it calls for a turbo leg, and the adjustment knots being on the spine, but I was wondering what's your
preferred way, assuming a standard three point bridle?
I'm thinking about my next build... maybe Krijn's scaled down version of the Sixth Sense as an SUL... What do you suggest?
Thanks so much for your help!