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 on: Today at 09:02 PM 
Started by tommymcmillan - Last post by stapp59
Did you not read the reply to your earlier post?

http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?topic=12593.0

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 on: Today at 08:58 PM 
Started by stapp59 - Last post by stapp59
Thanks folks for the info on the additional 10' kites not on my list. There aren't that many really with the Skyburner XL the most modern and trick capable design of the bunch.  Funny how I missed that thread when the XL was discussed a few years back.

Rob you have a nice video and I see why you like the bigger kite. Checking with K&FT you also have the only prototype and it is very unlikely there will be a production run.  Maybe Jon would reconsider if we sent him prepaid orders for a few dozen kites but that is unlikely to happen.  3M trickable dualies are a niche in a small market and very hard to make small numbers commercially viable.

Being a hobbyist, I'm not so constrained by the need to make a profit so will have a go it  The all around style of the Enigma should make it a good candidate for a larger kite. We shall see...


 3 
 on: Today at 08:49 PM 
Started by tommymcmillan - Last post by tommymcmillan
Just ordered new bridle line for a Vendetta kite but, I don't know/can't find the measurements for the bridle.
Please help with this dilemma.
v/r Tommy,

 4 
 on: Today at 06:40 PM 
Started by tommymcmillan - Last post by Fly Market
Yeah, I sell the damn things and I don't understand the system. So I keep a chart on the wall as a cheat sheet. Go here http://www.flymarketkites.com/edge-connectors/apa-edge-connector and scroll down for the complete chart. Allen's advice is pretty good, so it's just a matter of measuring the spars.

 5 
 on: Today at 06:22 PM 
Started by sanleonkid - Last post by ndcmpc
Hi Jeff.  Just sent you a couple photos of Martin's kite - Shichifukujin - the Seven Gods of Japan.  It is currently traveling with me to the west coast.

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 on: Today at 03:51 PM 
Started by tommymcmillan - Last post by stapp59
I use calipers to measure the spar at the location of the fitting (with tapered spars). Main thing is to not go larger and have a loose fitting. In many, many cases fittings are stretched or enlarged to create a tight fit. Many builders drill out APAs to make a custom part. The "stock" sizes of each fitting are generally listed along with a letter code (C, D, etc)

Agreed.  Match the connector plug in hole size (A, B, C, D) to the spreader end which is kite specific depending of the spreader tube used and how much of the tapered end is cut off.

The base spar hole is then reamed if needed to insure a nice tight friction fit on the leading edge tube. A tight installation can be aided by boiling the connector to heat and make the material more pliable or use 100% silicon so the connector slides easier.

If the connector is too loose on the leading edge tube, a couple wraps of clear tape will fill the gap and prevent sliding.

Lastly some builders grind off about half of the connector material around the leading edge tube to make a cleaner installation that reduces the leading edge bulge at the connector.

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 on: Today at 01:00 PM 
Started by tommymcmillan - Last post by Allen Carter
I use calipers to measure the spar at the location of the fitting (with tapered spars). Main thing is to not go larger and have a loose fitting. In many, many cases fittings are stretched or enlarged to create a tight fit. Many builders drill out APAs to make a custom part. The "stock" sizes of each fitting are generally listed along with a letter code (C, D, etc)

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 on: Today at 01:00 PM 
Started by sanleonkid - Last post by thief
Martin must have a photo....i have seen a Blais painted rok up for grabs on ebay lately....

 9 
 on: Today at 11:30 AM 
Started by sanleonkid - Last post by sanleonkid
I sold off this kite several years ago.  I was wondering if anyone know who wound up with it.  I would like to get a photo if possible.  it was a beautiful hand painted masterpiece. 

jeff

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 on: Today at 09:43 AM 
Started by sanleonkid - Last post by sanleonkid
Goodwinds STARFLAKE... that's the One.  thanks.


jeff

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