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 on: Today at 03:16 PM 
Started by Dolittle - Last post by thief
hey, poly is poly...i know that Chilese loves that rainbow stuff Tongue

 on: Today at 02:42 PM 
Started by Dolittle - Last post by Fly Market
Hey Thief, thanks for the plug... put the only polyester I sell is the rainbow variety. The US distributor of Icarex is Kites & Fun Things (Jon Trennepohl) in Michigan, and by a gentleman's agreement with Jon I'm staying out of it. But I've got plenty of ripstop nylon available... which is what Dolittle just purchased! Thanks for that, Dolittle.

I've got plans for a nice little rok that was originally a Ron Gibian/Scott Spencer design. The plans were in KITING a couple years ago. I've got your e-mail, so I'll send those to you. And I'll try to get them up on the Plans page of the Fly Market website soon.

 on: Today at 01:36 PM 
Started by Palmahnic - Last post by chilese
It's all good.

Hope the lightning didn't make it to the kite.  Huh

 on: Today at 12:46 PM 
Started by Dolittle - Last post by thief
Icarex is a ployester can find some over at Fly Market:
for really light weight you could try getting some Cuben Fibre or Orcon too...super light weight.

 on: Today at 12:19 PM 
Started by esteveskan - Last post by esteveskan
I have the Viper document that was in that compilation.  It does not include the framing dimensions.  Thanks anyway.

 on: Today at 11:31 AM 
Started by Palmahnic - Last post by Palmahnic
How's this for an air photo, Mr. Chilese?  Cheesy

 on: Today at 11:15 AM 
Started by Dolittle - Last post by Dolittle
Thx for the Engvall link. He has really very good information on his site. 

I did find the dimensions of the LL Rok on the Kites and Fun Things site.  They say 'polycarbonate' for the sail.  I guess that is Icarex but there doesn't seem to be a domestic source for Icarex (except for ebay).  Is a light weight rip stop a good replacement?

Sail    Polycarbonate
Frame    125 Pultruded
Wing Span    32"
Height    40"
Weight    2 oz.
Wind Range    1-12 mph.
Bridle    Dacron

So that's a nice smallish size to start out with.  Thx.  J.

 on: Today at 11:05 AM 
Started by esteveskan - Last post by thief this help?

 on: Today at 10:05 AM 
Started by esteveskan - Last post by esteveskan
The center tee of my Viper std. is loose on the spine.  Can someone tell my the location of the center tee from either end of the spine?  Steve Thayer

 on: Today at 09:10 AM 
Started by Dolittle - Last post by thief
Roks are typical a 3-4-5 ratio.   So you can take a plan and scale it down. Gary has a great bit of info here:

Size matters: Probably the first thing to discuss is what size and shape to make the kite. The word 'rokkaku' means 6 sided, or 6 cornered, kite. So the shape is essentially an elongated hexagon. Just how much elongated may depend on whoever is giving the dimensions at any given moment. Tradition says that most rokkaku are made to ratios of 3,4,5 or 4,5,6. In these ratios, the first number is the height of the main body, the second number is the width of the kite, and the last number is the total height of the kite. So, a 6 foot tall rokkaku, made to 4,5,6 dimensions, is 6 feet tall, 5 feet wide, and the middle is 4 feet tall. That makes each 'end triangle' 1 foot tall, and 2-1/2 feet wide.

Then framing and material come into play.....try a skin out of tyvek first if you want to see how it looks, then you can do it again out of icky or some such....

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