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 on: August 30, 2014, 08:48 AM 
Started by tpatter - Last post by Charles P
Not sure if I can make it to Whidbey, but I'll be in touch.

 on: August 30, 2014, 08:26 AM 
Started by Daedalus - Last post by DD
If you have some spare tubing you could try heating the tube up to see if it would shrink some. The next solution would be a wrap or 2 with some good 3m electrical tape or try some heat shrink on the spars. Beyond that you may try going to the fish supply store or craft storeor hobby store for some slightly smaller tubing

 on: August 30, 2014, 07:36 AM 
Started by Daedalus - Last post by Daedalus

The original vinyl tubing connectors on my Action Kites NoNaMe (circa 1988 -89) were always a little loose and I even once dropped the top spreader while in flight (I found it). After various attempts to resolve it with tape I have, after 25 years, decided to replace the tubing itself. 

The spars are 9mm outside diameter and I have some new 9mm inside diameter tubing ready to go.  It's certainly tighter than the factory tubing and will probably work.  But the new tubing is just a tiny bit too loose. 

Is there any way to handle this without tape?  I've thought about using a heated flat bladed screwdriver to put some ridges in the tubing.  I've also thought about stretching heated tubing a little bit.  But I'm not sure these would work.  So I figured I would ask here. Someone must have run into this before Smiley

Many thanks in advance for any advice.

 on: August 29, 2014, 08:58 PM 
Started by photogbill - Last post by kitebug

I like the pattern on this one! thanks for posting

 on: August 29, 2014, 08:08 PM 
Started by kitebug - Last post by kitebug
Message sent.  Have fun cutting  Grin

Thanks Steve,

Fixed John Embarrassed

 on: August 29, 2014, 06:34 PM 
Started by sadsack - Last post by sadsack
This should be fun, Just made a small D-4 line kite. could not fly it to day, no wind.

We should see what happen when I try to fly it.

 on: August 29, 2014, 05:51 PM 
Started by chilese - Last post by KaoS
Killer Bee Black Mamba

Black Mamba UL

 on: August 29, 2014, 05:09 PM 
Started by kitebug - Last post by chilese
Was the "shear a link" planned?

Cutting kite patterns. Sweet.  Cheesy

 on: August 29, 2014, 03:32 PM 
Started by kitebug - Last post by stapp59
Message sent.  Have fun cutting  Grin

 on: August 29, 2014, 01:55 PM 
Started by chilese - Last post by MtnFlyer
Awesome news, wasn't it!  Smiley 

Mine follow: UL, Std, Vented...
Let's see if I remember how to do this.

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