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« on: August 01, 2009, 06:43 PM »

anyone recall the stacking line lengths for these...I tried to use the rule of thumb and it did not work.  the kite is a 48"span and I made 33" lines..was thinking of 40" or 44"....??
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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2009, 12:32 AM »

Not sure what you rule of thumb states, but I think the ROT for Flexis is stacking line length equals the span of the kite

i.e. 4 foot Flexi, 4 foot stacking line

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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2009, 01:55 AM »

From Cobra Kites, the US distributor for FlexiFoils.

Flexifoil Power Kites are very easy to stack together. The following 4 methods give a range of linking systems from the simplest to a more sophisticated inserted loop method.

As a rough guide it is useful to estimate potential pull by using the Stacker as a standard unit. The average pull of a Stacker is approximately 50lbs. A ProTeam is roughly equal to 2 Stackers and a Super 10, 3 Stackers. Therefore it is relatively easy to get a rough idea of how much pull is likely from a given stack. Of course, pull can go up drastically with wind conditions and kite speed.

Separation for same size Flexifoils
  • Hot Shot 4 - 30 inches
  • Stacker 6 - 54 inches
  • ProTeam 8 - 62 inches
  • Super 10 - 72 inches

Flying Line strength - wind 10-12 mph
  • Hot Shot 4 - up to 6 units - 150lbs
  • Stacker 6 - up to 6 units - 200-250lbs
  • ProTeam 8 - up to 3 units - 200-250lbs
  • Super 10 - up to 3 units - 250-300lbs

When stacking different size Flexifoils, more distance should be allowed between each kite. 72 inches is a good starting point, especially when stacking 6ft and 10ft Flexifoils together. Smaller kites are usually put in front of, or below, the larger sizes. The Hot Shot 4 is not suitable for stacking with other sizes due to its small Wingspan.

You'll also find tuning tips, different ways to make your train lines etc.

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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2009, 07:59 AM »

you can also make them the same length of the leading edge as well if your not sure i have done this on a nexus stack  and it works great..

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