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 81 
 on: October 15, 2014, 08:39 PM 
Started by stapp59 - Last post by sugarbaker
Steve, you are a building machine!

 82 
 on: October 15, 2014, 08:07 PM 
Started by frogseatflies - Last post by frogseatflies
I hear you on the longer spars and that was my first go-to solution.   Something that comes to mind is that if you have one spar cross the other, it will be slightly asymmetrically balanced as the wind goes against the front.   The kite is to fly with the top straight edge parallel to the earth.    My thought is that a spar crossing the other would make it fly slightly to the left or right or make it slightly rotate.    Thoughts?


 83 
 on: October 15, 2014, 07:18 PM 
Started by chilese - Last post by chilese
New photo added. Download the full res version if you'd care to review.

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 84 
 on: October 15, 2014, 05:52 PM 
Started by frogseatflies - Last post by thief
looks like those are custom fittings....
honestly you can do away with with both of those by putting a small fabric pocket at the corner and having longer spars that just cross in the middle...

 85 
 on: October 15, 2014, 05:39 PM 
Started by frogseatflies - Last post by frogseatflies
I'm wondering where I can get a cross-joint (and at a size I need) as shown in the image and then I'm also looking for techniques on securing the spars into the corners of the kite.   The image was too large to attach, so I've included the link.  The questions have been typed on the image.

http://www.clevermill.com/craigslist/kite-joints-and-spars.jpg

Thanks for your help!

 86 
 on: October 15, 2014, 05:17 PM 
Started by chilese - Last post by Hal
Good choices John!

 87 
 on: October 15, 2014, 05:13 PM 
Started by stapp59 - Last post by stapp59
Latest builds from new templates:

2PT SUL@7.5 oz, P100/3PT UL@9.4 oz, Nitro Std@11.5 oz, Nitro Vent@13.0 oz

The goal now is to fly as well as they do...










 88 
 on: October 15, 2014, 12:40 PM 
Started by vertigo2u - Last post by Bob D
Now that's a nice flying field! I'm SO envious! (Nice flying too!)

 89 
 on: October 15, 2014, 10:28 AM 
Started by Frazer - Last post by thief

I ordered the same kite, Thief!
just heard from Nic: there will only be 25 of the Leaf designs made...and only 5 of the purple ones!!!!!yeah

 90 
 on: October 15, 2014, 09:54 AM 
Started by vertigo2u - Last post by vertigo2u
Had a perfect day Saturday before the Sunday memorial fly...  The wind comes out of the North, but has to come over the bldgs. and some trees.  Not always so steady.  Pretty much gone during the summer months.  Flying with the water as a back drop is great.  Brought out Stars and Stripes and had a beautiful day...

Huh??  Wayne when doing the Half Axel landing.  I watched a video of PAWS the other day he kinds of dives at the ground at the last nano sec.  I keep coming in from an angle.  I did some like he did seem better.  I started learning from an angle seemed easier to get the movements of the half Axel.  However it seems the trick can be done from any angle... am I right Huh  When I dive more straight downward the landing is cleaner...  Embarrassed Embarrassed Embarrassed Embarrassed Embarrassed Embarrassed Embarrassed Embarrassed

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