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« Reply #45 on: March 15, 2014, 05:06 PM »

Very nice,
my dual liner Wraith has a wingload of 0.03 g/sqr inch, would be interesting how much a BoP would have with a wingspan of 106 inches.
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« Reply #46 on: March 18, 2014, 04:50 PM »

Flew the BOP 48 this evening in a very light cold air.  Very nice smooth flying glider.  I do like the 0.059 in. carbon tube frame I picked up from CST.  Considering obtaining other sizes from them.  Will post some in flight pictures and maybe a video this weekend.

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« Reply #47 on: March 18, 2014, 05:43 PM »

Temperature: -44F  Huh

Here in Las Vegas, anything below 50F is freezing. Brrrrrrr.
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« Reply #48 on: March 18, 2014, 06:02 PM »

chilese,

Thanks for the warm thoughts.  Had to come after 30 minutes because I couldn't feel my fingers any more.  Frostbite is no fun. Cheesy

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« Reply #49 on: March 18, 2014, 07:53 PM »

Temperature: -44F  Huh

Here in Las Vegas, anything below 50F is freezing. Brrrrrrr.

what the heck was up with the wind in vegas yesterday?
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« Reply #50 on: March 19, 2014, 04:48 PM »

GOT my bop other day and still need to get some lighter line, my 30# just way to heavy. was thinking of using dental floss lol. even with the heavy string this kite flys very nicely reminds me of the sweet glides of the Chiroptera by Will Sturdy but a much smaller scale. the kite almost leaps into the air its so light Wink very nice job doug
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« Reply #51 on: March 19, 2014, 06:11 PM »

PUZZLE,

Thanks for the note. Grin  Since the Bird of Prey 24 only weighs 2.7 grams, 10 lb. spectra line works the best.  Mine easily carries over 30 feet of the light flying line around my front yard.  I was even bold enough to fly the 36 and 48 in. versions on the 10 lb. line, with no problems.  Really should be using 20 lb. on the larger versions. Cheesy  I like you, need to get some.

When you get the lighter line, drop us a note.

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« Reply #52 on: March 19, 2014, 07:12 PM »

where di you get that line dont seem to be able to find any that light, only found 20lb braided Dacron
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« Reply #53 on: March 19, 2014, 07:48 PM »

Cabelas online store.  Get the yellow so you can see it.  The brand I am using is Power Pro 10 lb. Test 2 lb. Diameter 100% Spectra Fiber.  I picked up the 150 yard length.   It has a nice braid to the line to hold on to.  The box and label are green with yellow and black bands. The more expensive smooth version is what I used on the BOP24 Bridle.

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« Reply #54 on: March 20, 2014, 04:13 AM »

the 18# kevlar from Twinline works great for me.......very nice stuff!
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« Reply #55 on: March 20, 2014, 07:22 AM »

One needs to be careful using Kevlar line on the Specta bridle line I used to build the kite.

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« Reply #56 on: March 20, 2014, 07:39 AM »

the BoP is the only kite that i leave the line on all the time as it is stored flat!   Good thing to remember though!
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« Reply #57 on: March 20, 2014, 12:58 PM »

for thin lines i like the shimano super 8, it is very thin, very light, 8-braid spectra. I fly my wraith and Spectre on the thinnest they offer. works nicely.
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« Reply #58 on: May 05, 2014, 05:04 AM »

Was able to get some quality air time on the Bird of Prey 48 and 62 this past weekend.  My findings are posted under the Kite Builder and Repair Section of this great forum.  Those of us who had the flying line in their hands can't stop smiling.  Grin

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« Reply #59 on: June 07, 2014, 07:45 AM »

For your information, I have posted the plans and pictures for the Bird of Prey 48 on this Forum at:  http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?topic=8850.0, Reply 207.

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