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 61 
 on: May 24, 2015, 01:03 PM 
Started by photogbill - Last post by KeithG
The all look good Bill. I've always gone toward black wing tips but the color there looks real good. I also like the center section with the color facing the nose. One suggestion, remember Ron's "Goth Machine"? try those colors or an anthracite version like the Transfers a few years back.

 62 
 on: May 24, 2015, 12:06 PM 
Started by photogbill - Last post by photogbill
One of these would be my idea for an UL:


(click on image to enlarge)

 63 
 on: May 24, 2015, 11:23 AM 
Started by photogbill - Last post by photogbill
Well, if you want accents, you could make the leading edge material

red instead of black, ala Aerostar and others.


I've actually made a few kites like that years ago ...I mean like 30 years ago & although they looked nice when finished .... their looks didn't hold up as well over time! They show dirt, stains, wear & tear worse than black. I still have the LE Dacron tape in a couple colors ...red & bright green. I wish I could find the shiny Black Taffeta Coated Dacron LE material that Bonnie used to sell at Hang 'em High Fabrics. It doesn't feed well when sewing the LE strip on but looks nice, holds up pretty well & doesn't hold dirt.

 64 
 on: May 24, 2015, 11:01 AM 
Started by photogbill - Last post by chilese
Well, if you want accents, you could make the leading edge material

red instead of black, ala Aerostar and others.

 65 
 on: May 24, 2015, 10:00 AM 
Started by photogbill - Last post by photogbill
Not a bad one in the bunch.

If the wingtips and panels next to the wingtips are split,

I'd suggest you at least look into making them different colors.

As you have gone to the trouble to split the area into 2 panels,

see how it looks with a different color next to each other.

Looks good to me.  Smiley

Thanks John. I'll consider that split color thing but I think smaller wing tip panels might diminish the bold wing tip 'statement' effect. I'll already be losing some of the effect when the black LE & TE strips are sewn onto the kite. I've seen that happen with some earlier Organic builds of mine where I thought the wing-tip accents were going to be bold enough until after the builds were completed! I made those panels much larger on my most recent Organic 105 builds & liked the results much better.

 I thought about just leaving the panel solid without the split as well if I go with the accent on the wing tip but I kinda like the way the pin-stripe leads from the tips into the LE panels of the kite. Another jury decision still out. Everything is still fresh in my mind since coming up with the idea a few hours ago.

Here's a comparison of the red wing tip options:



 66 
 on: May 24, 2015, 09:56 AM 
Started by photogbill - Last post by photogbill
Always good to see a new project.  Should look good Bill  Smiley

Thanks Steve! I'm seriously considering ...and have almost decided to go with my own sail shape design to make the project totally 'mine' ...so to speak! I'm considering designing a sail as a hybrid cross between my two favorite kites ...the Organic 105 and the 'new' Sixith Sense 92, that I just finished! 

I can ALWAYS go back to the Organic sail with my panel layout if I'm not as happy with the flight characteristics as I am with either of those two kites!

 67 
 on: May 24, 2015, 09:42 AM 
Started by photogbill - Last post by stapp59
Always good to see a new project.  Should look good Bill  Smiley

 68 
 on: May 24, 2015, 09:35 AM 
Started by photogbill - Last post by photogbill
I like column 1. Tongue

Panel layout looks nice.  Honestly, I think the color scheme is going to come down to personal preference.  I like black/dark colors on the outside to outline the kite.  (You should see my Revs where I picked the colors - they all have black/dark outlines.)

Oh yea, is that line going through the color wingtip panels going to be pinstriped too?  I don't think it should. 

Although I normally would agree with 'Thief' on the accent color being on the wing tips ....I'm leaning towards column #1 as well for some reason it just ties together more for me. Also, the large bold accent color panel right after the wing tip sort of does the similar effect of making the wings stand out for me anyway. The 'jury' is not out yet on that.

As for flipping the center colors...I'm not in agreement at all on that one ...but I did try the suggestion out! I appreciate the input but it just doesn't do it for me! Everyone has different tastes in what looks good and what doesn't.



P.S. After looking at Thief's suggestion a little more ...I may have changed my mind! ....or maybe I'm just losing my mind thinking too much about this .... Cheesy

 69 
 on: May 24, 2015, 09:34 AM 
Started by photogbill - Last post by chilese
Not a bad one in the bunch.

If the wingtips and panels next to the wingtips are split,

I'd suggest you at least look into making them different colors.

As you have gone to the trouble to split the area into 2 panels,

see how it looks with a different color next to each other.

Looks good to me.  Smiley

 70 
 on: May 24, 2015, 09:23 AM 
Started by Doug S - Last post by Doug S
The following picture shows the two variations to the ultra-light Bird of Prey 36.  The one on the left is made from blue 0.8 Cuben Fabric and weighs 9.2 grams.  The one on the right is made from multiple colors and weights of Cuben fabric and weighs only 7.6 grams.  They both fly great!  Will have them both at the Wildwood, NJ Indoor event tomorrow.

Yours in kiting,

Doug


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