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 91 
 on: May 25, 2015, 06:11 PM 
Started by rudyy - Last post by rudyy
Allen,

I cannot see the video.  Anyway, I think it is more like a half axel kick turn as in the dualline kite. 

So, flying across the wind window, and as soon as it passes the center wind window, give a hard pop on the upper hand and at the same time give slack to the lower hand?

Rudy

 92 
 on: May 25, 2015, 06:00 PM 
Started by photogbill - Last post by photogbill
Those designs are really nice !

The thing is, the visual perception of those design made on an unfolded sail change a lot when the sail is folded in the flying configuration, I think "stapp59" was taking that into account in his Ying-Yang design, I don't remember how.

Using a CAD software like Rhino would allow to have a better idea of what it looks like in the sky.

First ...thanks for the compliment on the designs.

I considered the fact that the visual perspective might not match my 2D rendering once the kite is finished. Since I don't own any CAD software ...and not sure I'd know how to use it even if I did  Shocked  ....I had no other choice than to approach the project in a trial & error method of design.

Bearing that in mind, I tried to draw the panel start & end points to minimize any distortion, realizing that I might have to go back to the drawing board after completion of the first kite! The center upside down 'V' shouldn't distort all that much since it goes from the nose to the inside standoff connector, though it might look a little narrower. That should be easier to 'fix' if I want to opposed to the right side up 'V' which might have angled upper points.

One advantage I have over Steve's Ying-Yang kite is that my design isn't a known commodity and thus doesn't have to conform to any set standards! The other thought I had was even if the finished kite looks a little different than what I intended, it may still look decent ...just different. Most likely, I'll need to go back to the drawing board anyway whether I like the way it looks or not ...since if it doesn't fly up to my expectations, I'll be adding this 'panel layout' to the original Organic sail pattern!

 93 
 on: May 25, 2015, 07:51 AM 
Started by Jorge Gouverneur - Last post by Jorge Gouverneur
The wind going up a slope and over the top of the hill can cause a rotor turbulence motion and dead spot on the back side of the hill. Depending on the strength of the wind, the rotor can lawn dart the kite down into the backside of the hill.

If there are obstructions on the slope, there can be rotors before the top of the hill, too. I saw a video of a paraglider pilot getting slammed to the ground and seriously injured in that situation. Several others had launched before him in that spot with no problems, but when he got about 30' in the air a rotor developed and slammed him backwards and down very hard.

Yes. I. Used to fly RC glider. Before. I respect nature.  That's why I did rc only. And kites. I always liked to do wind powered things. Sailboats. Gliders and kites. With no engine involved.  Smiley
Btw, talking about winds behind the hill. Look for dynamic soaring in YouTube.

 94 
 on: May 24, 2015, 10:14 PM 
Started by Jorge Gouverneur - Last post by lylenc
The wind going up a slope and over the top of the hill can cause a rotor turbulence motion and dead spot on the back side of the hill. Depending on the strength of the wind, the rotor can lawn dart the kite down into the backside of the hill.

If there are obstructions on the slope, there can be rotors before the top of the hill, too. I saw a video of a paraglider pilot getting slammed to the ground and seriously injured in that situation. Several others had launched before him in that spot with no problems, but when he got about 30' in the air a rotor developed and slammed him backwards and down very hard.

 95 
 on: May 24, 2015, 09:07 PM 
Started by photogbill - Last post by bojocatkite
Those designs are really nice !

The thing is, the visual perception of those design made on an unfolded sail change a lot when the sail is folded in the flying configuration, I think "stapp59" was taking that into account in his Ying-Yang design, I don't remember how.

Using a CAD software like Rhino would allow to have a better idea of what it looks like in the sky.

 96 
 on: May 24, 2015, 07:29 PM 
Started by Kiteisfun - Last post by Kiteisfun
Thanks Troy.

 97 
 on: May 24, 2015, 03:45 PM 
Started by Kiteisfun - Last post by TGunn
Here's a few good kite links you might want to take a look at.

Kite History:   http://www.carnetdevol.org/   



Peter's Kite Site:  A lot of useful and interesting pages, covering most all aspects of kite flying. Everything from tutorials, kite plans, etc.........    http://www.idemployee.id.tue.nl/p.j.f.peters/kites/

A site named "Can I fly my Kite, Wind & Rain checker": http://www.caniflymykite.com/

Kite & Kiters, digital magazine:  http://kite.org/kites-and-kiters-digital-magazine/

 98 
 on: May 24, 2015, 03:13 PM 
Started by True Rookie - Last post by TGunn
If you can wait until June 21st, I'll be flying sport kite demos at an event that the Wichita Botanical garden is organizing. I'll be happy to show you how to make line sets.

 99 
 on: May 24, 2015, 02:31 PM 
Started by photogbill - Last post by Palmahnic
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
Have to go with Thief on this one, color next to the nose and wing tips, without the split, IMO.

 100 
 on: May 24, 2015, 02:28 PM 
Started by True Rookie - Last post by True Rookie
   I am wanting to make some line sets myself and I'm looking for any info or photos that may help me.

   Or is it as simple as driving 2 nails into a piece of wood and counting how many times you go around the nails?

  Any help is greatly appreciated,  Thanks.

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