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« on: June 20, 2009, 05:42 AM »

Can anyone confirm the LLE spar for the Sea devil light ? ( Sky Shark tapered 5PT )
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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2009, 07:32 AM »

Leading Edge on the Light model should be 3PT. But don't just replace it yourself, contact Lam. There are weights in mysterious places on his kites.
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« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2009, 02:53 PM »

I will try and contact Lam , as i cannot make out whether it is 3 PT or 5 PT . There are no weights in the LLE spars for sure. Thanks.
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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2009, 03:28 PM »

You could always weight the spar and look through it to see if their is a weight inside the shaft.

At least that would be a good starting point to determine what spar it is.  Smiley

Just a thought.
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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2009, 03:38 PM »

Def 3pt and no weight.
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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2009, 03:21 AM »

Welcome to the forum 711 jrp, and thank you.
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« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2009, 06:34 AM »

As long as we are asking, is the ULL 3PT as well?

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« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2009, 08:34 AM »

STD = 5PT Leading Edges
Light = 3PT Leading Edges
UL    = 2PT Leading Edges

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« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2009, 08:55 AM »

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« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2009, 11:26 AM »

I don't know if there's any voodoo with those LLEs, but if you've got one good one you should be able to make another just like it. A scale is great for comparing parts, but even if you don't have one a visual inspection and a flex test will give you confidence that the parts are in spec. Almost invariably, if two sticks look the same and one is stiffer, it is also heavier. Even if they were the same weight, you don't want the LEs to have different bendiness. So, if the spar looks the same and bends the same it's most likely a duck.

The age or "era" of a spar can make a big difference. I've had three distinctly different 3PTs over the years, with batch variances in between. Sometimes easiest to buy a matching pair of spars and keep the odd one for spare. I do this with SULs as a rule, and for really sensitive or special ULs.
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« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2009, 02:39 PM »

STD = 5PT Leading Edges
Light = 3PT Leading Edges
UL    = 2PT Leading Edges

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My UL #001 uses something else, I'd have to take it out and look....
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