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Author Topic: 24 choices, only one design can win, pick your top 3!  (Read 2153 times)
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« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2014, 10:57 PM »

congratulations to the winner!
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« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2014, 02:59 PM »

Here's the colour scheme that I'll go with.  I wanted to stick to the original theme.




Thanks for holding the contest.

Whenever I get the kite I'll make a donation to the forum similar to the swap meet. 

(5% of free=0 dollars!!! Cheesy)

kidding on the 0 dollars.


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« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2014, 03:06 AM »

Looks great! I'll be finishing up the two kites I currently have in progress and will start in on the essence in a week or so. 
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« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2014, 10:03 PM »

I started drawing up the CAD templates for the design... using landmarks to build the pattern (such as spreader and standoff connectors/intersections.  The template so far is looking like this:



You can see that when using this technique, the panel ratios look quite a bit different.  In order to get an idea of how it will translate to the finished product, I'll be building up a 25% replica (probably from solid white scraps of PC31, in which I can pen in the panels for reference).  This way, I'll be able to make neccessary corrections prior to building the full scale kites.  Stay tuned for the mini version!
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« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2014, 03:32 AM »

A roll of tracing paper from the Art store may work for mocking up a panel and not sacrificing the Icky.  Of course you can't frame it up as easily  Cheesy

Looks good.
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« Reply #20 on: June 26, 2014, 06:04 PM »

And so begins the building...

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« Reply #21 on: June 26, 2014, 06:21 PM »

Looks good!  I'm curious how the ski is used in the build process?  Smiley

Have you flown the Sano yet?

And so begins the building...
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« Reply #22 on: June 27, 2014, 03:17 AM »

And so begins the building...




Now thats exciting!  Looks great I think your CAD layout really nailed this one! 

I might have a new use for my skate skis that have been sitting idle in the basement. 
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« Reply #23 on: June 27, 2014, 04:33 AM »

Nice! Is it going to be a SUL or STD?
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« Reply #24 on: June 27, 2014, 11:08 AM »

I will be using the frame specified by the plans... So SUL.

The ski was actually an inside joke/wedding present (I only have the one), and it has not found a proper home yet, so remains in my kite studio.
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« Reply #25 on: July 31, 2014, 05:37 PM »

Sail and frame finished for Dana's Essence SUL.  Will tie up the bridle tomorrow and ship in the next day or two.  All in all, the kite came together well with one small sewing hiccup in the leading edge (no functional problems, but the back stitching is noticeable up close... Sorry Dana!). I think the panel design fits the kite, and I'm looking forward to building my own (panels already cut out). 

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« Reply #26 on: July 31, 2014, 06:41 PM »

Wow that looks great!

It's going to look awesome in flight, can't wait!

Thanks again
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« Reply #27 on: July 31, 2014, 10:48 PM »

If it looks that good leaning against a fence, it will look

wonderful in the air.  Smiley
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« Reply #28 on: August 01, 2014, 12:28 AM »

The white tail strap and reinforcing at the centre T are "Gucci". Looks a lovely kite.

Mike
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« Reply #29 on: August 01, 2014, 05:50 AM »

Always nice to see a well built kite  Cool
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