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Author Topic: Superman and Lois Lane TOTL Spinoffs, update.  (Read 7399 times)
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« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2016, 02:05 PM »

Iíll reframe my Spin-Off with SkyShark P200 LE, LS, US and P300 spine.

I think itís enough for this small sail because my 260 cm wingspan hard pulling KRD Matrix is framed with full P200.
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« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2016, 02:28 PM »

Iíll reframe my Spin-Off with SkyShark P200 LE, LS, US and P300 spine.

I think itís enough for this small sail because my 260 cm wingspan hard pulling KRD Matrix is framed with full P200.

The P300s flex a bit in a good wind. P200s might flex a bit to much.
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« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2016, 03:17 PM »

Okay, here is a Dromgold Superman kite.

I added the cape just for the photo.

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« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2016, 04:08 PM »

Iíll reframe my Spin-Off with SkyShark P200 LE, LS, US and P300 spine.

I think itís enough for this small sail because my 260 cm wingspan hard pulling KRD Matrix is framed with full P200.

The P300s flex a bit in a good wind. P200s might flex a bit to much.

P200s are still a lot stiffer than the stock fiberglass sticks. Over stiffening an old school kite can really kill it. The flight characteristics of the kite were developed with the frames of the day. Frame flex is a big part of the feel of the kite. Some times stiffer spreaders are great, but bendy LEs are the way to go.
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« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2016, 11:37 PM »

P200s are still a lot stiffer than the stock fiberglass sticks. Over stiffening an old school kite can really kill it. The flight characteristics of the kite were developed with the frames of the day. Frame flex is a big part of the feel of the kite. Some times stiffer spreaders are great, but bendy LEs are the way to go.

@ Allen : do you mean that SkyShark P200 is still too stiff for the reframe and that it would be better to keep the original soft fiber frame?

The saw is in my hands...  Wink Thanks for your advices!

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