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« on: August 05, 2014, 09:21 PM »

I guess I am going to try and build the Le Quartz.  I decided to cut up some misc. Icarex material I had lying around and practice.  The phot o shows the 2 halves sewn.  The templates were a little bit of a challenge but not too bad.  The stiching was not that difficult.  I have ordered everything else that I need except the frame.  I am happy enough with how the halves turned out that I'm going to finish it and try my hand at making the bridle.  I don't have any experience with bridle making at all.
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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2014, 04:10 AM »

That's a different colorcombo that works for me!! The bridle isn't that difficult if you take your time. I've build mine with rollbars and some extra tailweight but with the 6mm pultruded leading edge's. Works for me (and my wallet Wink)

Keep up the good work!
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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2014, 05:02 AM »

looks okay!
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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2014, 05:41 AM »

You are well on your way!  No better way to get experience  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2014, 09:26 AM »

I'm going to finish it and try my hand at making the bridal.  I don't have any experience with bridal making at all.


Looks great!

Check out stapp59 picassa under sixth sense as well as Sugarbakers tutorial

http://www.tweelijners.com/werner/Sugarbaker.html
https://picasaweb.google.com/101290896467405554640/SixthSenseBuild#

I found both helpful when making bridles.  You will need some framing material as well to get it accurate.

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« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2014, 11:30 AM »

Regarding the bridle for LeQuartz, the instructions or Tom's website are quite thorough.  Go slow and read them carefully and you'll end up with the correct setup. 
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« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2014, 05:58 PM »

That's a different colorcombo that works for me!! The bridle isn't that difficult if you take your time. I've build mine with rollbars and some extra tailweight but with the 6mm pultruded leading edge's. Works for me (and my wallet Wink)

Keep up the good work!

As I mentioned the material was some stuff I had left over from a Cub Scout project I did with my kids, we had made stuff sacks for camping.  I figured that if I totally screwed up it wouldn't matter.  The color combo is kinda growing on me.

Thanks for the comments..

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« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2014, 11:18 PM »


Looks great!

Check out stapp59 picassa under sixth sense as well as Sugarbakers tutorial

http://www.tweelijners.com/werner/Sugarbaker.html

I found both helpful when making bridles.  You will need some framing material as well to get it accurate.


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Thanks for the links.  Great read not only for bridle making but really good info for entire kite build.  What a wealth of information and techniques for what looks like any kite build.

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