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Author Topic: Superman and Lois Lane TOTL Spinoffs, update.  (Read 16592 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 25, 2016, 09:36 PM »

Actually P200's have just a touch more flex then the stock K75's used on the standard Spin Offs .326" for a P200 verses .313" for the K75's, And you'll cut nearly 96 grams from the frame. Add in the weight savings of APA's over the heavy vinyls and a new Spreader T and you've significantly cut some tonnage.
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« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2016, 07:11 AM »

Latest chapter in the story of these unique kites here.
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« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2016, 03:50 AM »

Actually P200's have just a touch more flex then the stock K75's used on the standard Spin Offs .326" for a P200 verses .313" for the K75's, And you'll cut nearly 96 grams from the frame. Add in the weight savings of APA's over the heavy vinyls and a new Spreader T and you've significantly cut some tonnage.

Many thanks Mikenchico and Allen Carter.

I think so too : "Over stiffening an old school kite can really kill it"

I reframed mine with P200 LE and LS, P300 spine and P100 US.

I changed too the heavy vinyl center-T by a lighter black vinyl one and a lighter ferrule too. Also new modern APA ďCĒ (a bit drilled on the spreaders sides), instead the clear vinyl tubing.
It flies very well. I think Iíll sell my Atelier Slash and my R-SKY Nirvana 3E. I donít need them anymore. Lol !

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« Reply #22 on: May 22, 2016, 04:13 AM »

I'll give you $50 for the Slash. And I'll throw in throw in a Skysong Cool converted to quad.
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« Reply #23 on: August 15, 2016, 08:42 AM »

I'm pleased to announce that Superman & Lois Lane had their official UK festival debut at Portsmouth Kite Festival this past weekend. The theme for the festival this year was 'Retro', and that provided the perfect venue for the two kites to be back at the festival scene. Flown, of course, to the Love Theme from the Superman movie (Shirley Bassey version, to be precise).









We won the 'Theme Award' at the festival, for flying kites closest to the theme (besides Superman & Lois Lane, we flew with Cerfs-volants Azur Tandems and Fire Darts). No doubt Superman & Lois Lane contributed to us winning the award!
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« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2016, 09:26 AM »

Congratulations!!  They look great.  I love the "capes".
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