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 11 
 on: Yesterday at 08:34 PM 
Started by chilese - Last post by chilese
I never would have picked this layout, but I love it.

Bambi is calling it "The Vortex" because

it draws you in to it.

Nice Steve.  Smiley

 12 
 on: Yesterday at 08:25 PM 
Started by thief - Last post by Boats13
Hmm, methinks renny had a good question.... Slightly modified from me: Is there any room left for a flask of good bourbon...Huh
Boats

 13 
 on: Yesterday at 08:17 PM 
Started by Doug S - Last post by stapp59
Nice looking kite Doug.  May have to build one this winter.  I can do the Icarex.

 14 
 on: Yesterday at 08:11 PM 
Started by chilese - Last post by stapp59
Framing is complete.  Needs a bridle and a test fly.  It's going to be a nice looking kite.  "Jester"?



 15 
 on: Yesterday at 08:05 PM 
Started by sugarbaker - Last post by stapp59
I've only heard good things about SKD and from the pics, the build is excellent.  The pink is nice.  Cool

 16 
 on: Yesterday at 07:14 PM 
Started by chilese - Last post by cerfvoliste

Over the years there has been some variations of facial hair and weight, but the pic seems to match the pics on Andrew Kramer/rxburner's photobucket stream.

ATB,
Sam

Facial hair is seasonal..... And the weight? Well, it is off for now:D
@

Remember, No Matter Where You Go, There  You Are.

 17 
 on: Yesterday at 05:46 PM 
Started by Doug S - Last post by Doug S
Just finished the Bird of Prey (BOP) 36 made from PC31.  Couldn't resist test flying it in my front yard in the dark with the front lights on.  A dark, very damp and 48 F degree night are not the best conditions to test out a new design, but the BOP 36 flew great!  The wind was light at less than 3 mph.

This version of the BOP 36 weighs 17 grams and has a sail loading of 0.295 oz./sq.ft., which is slightly less than its bigger brother, the BOP 48 at 0.300 oz./sq.ft.  Due to the very damp conditions and wet grass from the storm that just passed, the BOP 36 and the flying line were very wet (and heavier), but it flew like a champ.  Had it in the air for about an hour.

The goal for this version of the BOP was to have a higher sail loading version of the BOP 36 made from Cuben fabric, to be used for light to moderate winds, which can be flown very aggressively.  Since the chord is less than its bigger brother with about the same sail loading, it will fly slightly faster than the BOP 48 due to less contact time of the air with the sail material (Reynolds Numbers).  This was by design and this version of the BOP 36 is a hot little glider.  It easily glides to the corners of my front yard, which open area is about 60 by 60 feet.  It accelerates and spins quickly under aggressive flying line inputs, yet transitions into a moderate glide speed when the tension on the fly line is relaxed.  Could be a fun kite for indoor ballet with fast tempo music.  Attached is a picture after I dried off the kite.  I have found with the BOPs made from PC31 that itís good to leave them assembled for a while, which allows the sail to flatten out.  All of my BOPs made from PC31 are hanging assembled in my basement since they were built.

Will tinker a little with the center of gravity (CG) to confirm I am at the sweet spot.  The CG is currently set the same as its light weight Cuben brother, at 8 inches from the nose of the sail material.  Will fly it again during the day under dry conditions.

Later,

Doug

 18 
 on: Yesterday at 05:42 PM 
Started by sugarbaker - Last post by SparkieRob
I just added a 7.5 to my collection last month. Jorgen is an outstanding kite maker and in my opinion, VERY under rated.
 

How does the Seven.5 compare to the the Seven? I know it's an updated type version but there is very little out there about it.

 19 
 on: Yesterday at 05:21 PM 
Started by bplant - Last post by Allen Carter
When Jon Trennephol brought a new Skyburner with Prismatex panels to Kite Party this year I jokingly asked him if someone found an old roll of the material in a closet. He said, "exactly". :-)

 20 
 on: Yesterday at 04:59 PM 
Started by bplant - Last post by bplant
prismatex,  Is there any out there?

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