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« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2013, 04:15 PM »

looking good!

what is the framing, you said lowbudget somewhere?

The sail is 0.75oz nylon - I think I paid around $6 per metre.  The frame is P200 with 5PT lower spreaders, I recycled them from a previous experiment.  I took the kite out to the local beach yesterday, wind was around 3 to 5mph.  Lovely, neutral behaviour, capable of all the stuff I can do (and probably more!) in easy predictable fashion.  There were no "pity it does THIS" or "shame it won't do THAT" moments.

Of all the free plans available on line, this would have to be the best all-round flyer I've tried.
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« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2013, 04:19 PM »

Wow...thank you....
How much refitting of everything did you have to do to put it in? Does that Bernina have its motor external of its case already?

The Bernina 950 is a semi industrial model that has a motor under the table, separate from the sewing machine head.  Replacing the motor is a case of removing the drive belt, then unbolting the old motor and bolting the new motor on (nearly all industrial motors have the same mount hole spacing).  The controller box screws to the underside of the table in the same location as the old on/off switch.  It was a one hour job
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« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2013, 05:05 PM »

looking good!

what is the framing, you said lowbudget somewhere?

Of all the free plans available on line, this would have to be the best all-round flyer I've tried.


I completely agree!  Very capable, predictable, and reliable.

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