After some sail refinements, lots of bridle tweaking, LE spreader connector adjustments ...I've finally reached a point where I'm very happy with the flight characteristics of my kite creation I've called a 'Valor' ...with the 'V' shaped center color panel inspiring the name I chose!
Besides being very capable of the latest & greatest tricks ...at least the ones I can do ...I was pleasantly surprised that it also does very clean locked-in push/pull turns! That was something I didn't expect and surely wasn't there the first couple of times I test flew it.
I'm currently building a new Std. Version that will be Sky Blue, Lt. Grey, Black & White for myself! Eventually, I'll also be making a couple 'finished' Valors in the Florissant Green combination, same as my 2 prototypes! Once that is done, I'd like to make the prototypes available to a few accomplished fliers for their review & feedback ...if any of you out there are interested!
Although I'm pleased with how it flies ...there is always room fro improvements in a new design & there may be a Version II somewhere down the road!
Here's the current build I'm working on to date:
For those unfamiliar with this project I'm attaching a photo of the 2nd prototype I built and the Photoshoped color rendition of what should be very close to what my current build will look like when finidhed!
I also have other color combos in mind for the future including a 'no-color' Black, White & Grey one.