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Author Topic: Kite frameing problem!!  (Read 2566 times)
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« on: February 06, 2014, 02:49 PM »

I recently got my pre-cut frame for the sixth sense, and put it together after installing the upper spreader I noticed that the nose of the kite buckled in on it self, and when I removed it the nose resumed it's original shape. I've got no idea what's going on I measured all lengths twice, and found out that one of the upper spreader connectors needed to be readjusted, but the buckling is still their. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2014, 03:31 PM »

got any pics?

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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2014, 04:37 PM »

The upper spreader of the Six Sense is shorter than the distance between the upper frame fittings. This pulls the leading edges towards each other putting torsional strain on the nose which can cause twisting.  A more rigid nose construction will solve the issue.  The build pics link posted in your bridle thread shows a nose that allowed twisting and a replacement nose that works very well.
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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2014, 06:12 PM »

Its normal, I had an issue with mine at first with the spreader wanting to pull out of the fittings. A littler sandpaper on the ends of the spreader fixed it.

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