Do you ever sleep?
It's been a busy couple of weeks building the smaller scale Enigma. I told myself not to start a new project until each size was sorted out and flying well. Each kite was a pleasant surprise as they have trimmed out quickly and are proving to be capable fliers. I was encouraged to keep going.
I now have the 4' Micro, 6' UL and Std Mini, and 7' UL and Std Midi in addition to the five 8' models of the original project.
You can tell the kites are related but each is its own kite with a unique personality and style. The smaller kites take more wind, are faster, trick quickly, and require short sharp inputs. The larger kites have more speed control, precision, lower wind range, trick with larger more measured inputs, and have more presence and grace.
The 8' (2.4M) is still my favorite model as I enjoy several styles of flying and the larger kite can be flown slow and graceful. Lovely.
It's apparent why full on trick kites are smaller in size as they are easier to toss around than the bigger kites. Those who spend most of their time doing trick combos may enjoy the 7' kite.
Those who like the Psycho will be at home with the six footer.
I have very little time on each kite and there is more tweaking and tuning to do. All the basic tricks and reasonable precision are there in each model and no need for big changes. Maybe some framing changes for better balance? Well see...