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 on: Yesterday at 02:54 PM 
Started by bplant - Last post by goestoeleven
I've fixed several 1.5 and 2 kites screen tears with Gel Super Glue. The vented Rev2 glue job held up in 30 mph wind with no new tears so far. I did buy a vented B2 just in case the 30 mph wind tore the screen again.

Line up the mesh tear sides and scotch tape them in alignment on the back side of the kite. Use Gel version of Super Glue on the front side of the kite along the length of the tear and a little further on each end. The Gel version is thicker and fills wider gaps, such as screen holes, better than regular Super Glue. When dry, you'll be able to remove some of the scotch tape and some will stay stuck in the glue but it's not visible from the front side.



Yeah, see, this is why I should not answer these questions.  Nice explanation (much better than mine).  Going to have to try that on a couple of mine . . . if I ever get around to it.

I fold & roll carefully, but some of my revs were pretty old & well flown already when I picked them up here or other places . . . and they've seen quite a bit of flying time since.  I have two or three right now with some mesh issues.  I wonder if beach (& water!) flying vs. grass flying makes a difference, or if it's just cumulative air and sun time. 

 12 
 on: Yesterday at 02:38 PM 
Started by bplant - Last post by Dano
http://www.lowes.com/pd_318956-76018-P+8096_0__?productId=3116279

I'm no expert but from what everyone has been saying I'm sure this would work..


Very interesting.  Smiley
I always begin the rolling below the mesh after gently folding down the top,
 never had a problem with mesh on 8+ revs in 8+ years.

 13 
 on: Yesterday at 02:32 PM 
Started by bplant - Last post by AzKiter
http://www.lowes.com/pd_318956-76018-P+8096_0__?productId=3116279

I'm no expert but from what everyone has been saying I'm sure this would work..

 14 
 on: Yesterday at 01:38 PM 
Started by Allen Carter - Last post by thief

Better measure mine again huh ...

-Frazer
you are out of practice with metric huh?

 15 
 on: Yesterday at 01:37 PM 
Started by bplant - Last post by thief
i wonder if removing the area where the fold occurs would make a difference? a 1cm width section?

 16 
 on: Yesterday at 01:35 PM 
Started by Allen Carter - Last post by Frazer

Better measure mine again huh ...

-Frazer

 17 
 on: Yesterday at 01:22 PM 
Started by Allen Carter - Last post by airborne
I need to replace the center spreader on an original, Structil framed, Benson Gemini. Is it a section of P200? Anyone have the measurement?
all infos > Gemini Map

 

 18 
 on: Yesterday at 01:15 PM 
Started by bplant - Last post by lylenc
I've fixed several 1.5 and 2 kites screen tears with Gel Super Glue. The vented Rev2 glue job held up in 30 mph wind with no new tears so far. I did buy a vented B2 just in case the 30 mph wind tore the screen again.

Line up the mesh tear sides and scotch tape them in alignment on the back side of the kite. Use Gel version of Super Glue on the front side of the kite along the length of the tear and a little further on each end. The Gel version is thicker and fills wider gaps, such as screen holes, better than regular Super Glue. When dry, you'll be able to remove some of the scotch tape and some will stay stuck in the glue but it's not visible from the front side.


 19 
 on: Yesterday at 12:34 PM 
Started by Pikman - Last post by Pikman
First question. Why is the central portion of the sail split down the middle? Does it have to be or could it just be one piece?

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 on: Yesterday at 12:32 PM 
Started by tech267 - Last post by tech267
Hello All,

Kite Festival this weekend, April 25th and 26th, in Morro Bay, CA.

This is always a great one for anyone who can make it.

Looks like it might be a bit damp on Saturday, but Sunday looking good.

Good Winds,
Bill Haebler

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