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« on: August 25, 2014, 08:42 PM »

I acquired a "Firedart" that seems to have had the spine chopped off and tucked inside the re-inforcement material that held the bungie to nock connection. Anyone have one they could measure the spine? Also, there are tabs sewn into the trailing edge that I assume are for stand-offs. I'd like to get a reference for the configuration used for the models that used stand-offs. I know some came without but believe they were added at some point in their production.
Thanks for your help.....
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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2014, 09:17 PM »

Here's a pic of the spine on one of my Firedarts, the other is the same. Neither one has standoffs, so I'm unable to help there.
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« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2014, 10:05 PM »

So Charles,
That's interesting. Is that a one piece spine? Perhaps that's the configuration on mine, I haven't taken it out of the pocked but there are brass eyelets that suggest it once had bungies so I assumed it had a nock at the end of the spine.
Hmmm..... Thanks for the photo!
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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2014, 06:19 AM »

It does appear to be a one piece spine, but I'll double check that this evening. The spine fits into pockets at the nose and tail on both kites. The picture shows the tail end of the spine.
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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2014, 06:38 AM »

As to the stand-offs, they had an arrow nock which grabbed the sewn-on tags. Other end to fit into a piece of tubing on the LS. More here.
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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2014, 07:40 AM »

If the spine is held in by a bungee for an old school kite you can make the spine what ever you like..  Just use the bungee to make the skin tight.... Not like any extra weight will make a difference to it.   
Just a thought...
Some of the companies that used tubular fiberglass would do an internal ferrule in the spine glued permanently to get the extra length needed.  They fit petty close so it might look like it is really one piece....
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« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2014, 05:40 AM »

As to the stand-offs, they had an arrow nock which grabbed the sewn-on tags. Other end to fit into a piece of tubing on the LS. More here.


Lex, what did you decide to use on your 'darts.
The pics in the linked post were removed...
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« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2014, 05:43 PM »


I don't know if these will be helpful but here are some pictures of the standoffs from my newly-acquired Fire Dart.



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« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2014, 05:51 PM »

Thanks for the pics D...

That's a 'use what ya got' setup for sure... Wink
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« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2014, 07:21 PM »

Thanks for the pics D...

That's a 'use what ya got' setup for sure... Wink

Well, it was the before time - the long ago. It was the heavy time; before the light of carbon.

Kidding aside, they do totally work on my kite. Standoffs were optional back then so I suppose anything's possible.

(edit) I got the kite from Charly. He may know if these are factory standoffs.

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