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« on: February 08, 2014, 03:36 PM »

On this build I really wanted to improve on my templates.  I cut them out of cardboard and then placed them in a vice and applied aluminium tape to the edges smoothing the aluminum from the edge down. 

Here you can see the template in the vice



I then cut them out with a wood burning tool.



2 things were happening when using a soldering iron to cut the templates.  First I was ruining my soldering iron tip and second I didn't want to file down the tip because I use it on electric circuits so it would cut the fabric a few mm away from the template. 

I like how quick the heat comes on, on the wood burning tool.  I think it is going to work well. 

This is the end product.  I am reasonably happy with the results however still some improvements needed. 

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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2014, 03:38 PM »

Before I started I actually reshaped clothing hangers to form a makeshift shelf for my P31 and mylar.

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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2014, 03:38 PM »

Here is the rt side of the sail. 



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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2014, 04:05 PM »

Forgot to mention the other reason I wanted to improve my templates, I plan on building a second one once this http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?topic=9718.0 is posted  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2014, 06:56 PM »

I'm interested to hear more about this kite, looks good.
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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2014, 09:32 PM »

Don't hold your breath for my build thread!  It will happen eventually, but I've been slowly working on some DIY video equipment, and hoping to get it all squared away before I start the process.  Anyway, your monster looks good so far!
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« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2014, 11:22 AM »

nice monster is coming  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2014, 01:26 PM »

Don't hold your breath for my build thread!  It will happen eventually, but I've been slowly working on some DIY video equipment, and hoping to get it all squared away before I start the process.  Anyway, your monster looks good so far!

I do look forward to seeing this whenever it comes out, It'll be worth the wait.
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« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2014, 01:36 PM »

For the trailing edge I tried KaoS' approach to feed the leech line in as I sew.  What I did was burn a hole through the tail seg,  added a bit more mylar



I then ran the leech line from the front out through the back. 



Feeding the line as I sewed worked well and I didn't have to worry about fishing the line through the TE and into the back of the kite. 

My rational for bringing it through from front to back is so the leech line isn't pulling on the stitches when you tighten it. 






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« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2014, 01:37 PM »

Here's my progress to date. 

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« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2014, 05:20 PM »

looks like a great technique.  Certainly the finished result is super clean.

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« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2014, 05:39 AM »

Here's my progress to date. 




Oooooooooooohhhhhhhhhh.....     Shocked   Shocked   Shocked

Really nice.  Huh
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« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2014, 04:52 PM »



Heres the kite waiting to be bridled.  This was initially going to be framed as a UL however after looking at the completed sail I decided to frame with

LE P200
Spine P300
LS Nitro
US 6mm

I'm going to save the UL tubes I have for a Ghost version of this kite which looks amazing!

Looking forward to getting this bridled and in the air.
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« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2014, 05:25 PM »

Great looking kite.  One of these days I'll get on with my own build. 

Let us know how your framing choice works for you.  I've been debating what I would use (and probably settling on standard/light... possibly tapered rods in the leading edge and 5pt lower spreaders)
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« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2014, 02:19 AM »

Shape quite similar to the Iridium   Roll Eyes
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