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« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2014, 03:17 AM »

Sharp!  That turned out quite nicely.
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« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2014, 08:48 AM »




That looks absolutely awesome and fabulous DMF.

One day in the future I'll ask you to build one for me just like that one (if you don't mind) Wink

Enjoy it a lot and send videos. It will be great seeing it in the sky!
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« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2014, 05:44 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)

5pt was my first choice for LS but unfortunately I didn't have any left so I had to use the Nitro. 
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« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2014, 01:25 AM »

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)

5pt was my first choice for LS but unfortunately I didn't have any left so I had to use the Nitro. 

Why do you regret not having had 5PT and having had to use Nitro?

My lack of knowledge would make me think that Nitro was a better option...


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« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2014, 08:15 AM »

Why do you regret not having had 5PT and having had to use Nitro?

My lack of knowledge would make me think that Nitro was a better option...




Hi Ara, thats a good question.  The main reason was that 5 pt was what derefat had listed as his framing choice. 

The second is that I don't have enough experience with the SS tubes to know how they impact flight in general. 

Any input would be appreciated. 
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« Reply #20 on: February 28, 2014, 11:07 AM »

They both weigh 15 grams.  Add another half gram for the P100 ferrule, and you are probably still almost within the tolerance of the same weight.  Nitros are substantially stiffer than 5 PT, particularly on the thicker end.  Since Nitros can be cut from either end, you can control the stiffness over the length to some extent.

Unless flex is desired, and disregarding the price difference, I'd certainly prefer clear coated Nitro for lower spreaders.  The 5 PT, when used as lower spreaders, would also have to be clear coated, IMO, to reduce bridle wear.  And that takes out most of the price difference anyway.
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« Reply #21 on: March 07, 2014, 12:33 PM »

Today was the first day I had this in the air.  My initial impression is that this one definitely put a smile on my face.  Real fun to fly!  I'm going to start cutting a ghost version of this one
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« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2014, 06:29 PM »

Had the day off today and the weather was terrible so I was able to work on the UL version of the monster. 

Here is the sail so far, I did put in a little colour Wink

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« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2014, 02:18 AM »

Looking good!  The silver pin stripping is a nice variation. Are you going with a 3PT frame?
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« Reply #24 on: March 15, 2014, 10:17 AM »

Are the plans coming out to the general public yet or are they still being held back?
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« Reply #25 on: March 21, 2014, 12:11 AM »

I was wondering the same.
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« Reply #26 on: March 21, 2014, 02:59 AM »

Seems you have to send Christian an email request.

I was wondering the same.
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« Reply #27 on: March 27, 2014, 04:50 PM »

Heres my ghost version.  First pic show the kite on last weekend and the other shows the Monster after a Monster Nor'easter blew through Sad







Final specs

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p100  LE and spine
3pt LS
5mm US

weight just over 9 oz with 10 gm tail weight
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« Reply #28 on: March 27, 2014, 07:23 PM »

White on white looks great!   Cool  Just ask Kate
http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?topic=10923.msg96452;topicseen#msg96452  Cheesy

Does your UL roll up easily with 10gr?  I put in 15gr and have not tried less (rolls up just fine).
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