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Author Topic: Doug Stout's Arrow Canard build (split off from the Stunt kite design tool)  (Read 42262 times)
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« Reply #300 on: January 24, 2015, 06:30 PM »

 I am out in the dark testing the 12. Per your directions I checked the following Wing spars. Found that 1 was about .020 longer than the other. That was causing the spine to be slightly bent. After I corrected that took for a test no line attached. Nice glide only moved size to side from slight wind. The glide rate was slightly steep. I checked CG slightly too far forward. I shortened the nose weight and found much improvement.   
 Tomorrow I will continue changing nose weight with line attached.
 As stated before making and dialing this in is a blast.

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« Reply #301 on: January 25, 2015, 04:52 AM »

Those templates are very impressive.  Cool

Tom White and I have had several enjoyable discussions about his the Bird of Prey (BOP) 36 Ultra-Light I built for him and his build of my BOP 12 Ultra-Light.  Tom offered to make an aluminum template for me, if he could use one for his build.  After further discussion, Tom was kind enough to make me aluminum templates for the BOPs that I have been recently building for other glider kite enthusiasts.  The following pictures are of the templates.

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« Reply #302 on: January 29, 2015, 03:50 PM »

I am finally getting caught up with Birds of Prey (BOP) for others.  The following picture is a BOP 36 Ultra-Light and three BOP 24 Ultra-Lights reading for framing.  All of the sail work and hand stitched are completed.  The three BOPs are stacked on top of each other, which is why the light orange Cuben Fabric is darker.  Will finish these four by this weekend and then they are off to the United Kingdom.  My next projects are a custom BOP 36 PC for Tom White, then the BOP 96!

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