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Author Topic: Reframing a Dopero  (Read 1827 times)
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« on: April 01, 2017, 09:39 AM »

I've seen mention of reframing the GKPI Dopero with SkyShark rods in an old post in the Kite Builders forum.  Has anyone done this and what SkyShark rods did you use?  Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2017, 11:44 AM »

I cannot understand the need for a bungee between the keels.... They should be able to move freely to compensate for sideways movement as the back bridle legs go to them.  The need to make them parallel would tell me the bridle is off and the back legs are too loose
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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2017, 03:01 PM »

This is the quote from an article in Notes on Aerial Photography

"Same thing happened to me on my first Dopero flight.....flew great for a few minutes....began to go near vertical ..... then did a 180 dive all the way to the ground...no matter what I did to the line...no damage other than my nerves...

After a bit of fast thinking (and still determined to make this kite fly) I decided to try the elastic budgie between the two keels to add some drag to the rear end of the kite (to keep the kite from overflying and doing the 180 dive).

This simple 2 minute fixed worked great and yielded many hundreds of satisfied KAP flights."

Should have been able to adjust the over fly out with the bridle I would think.
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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2017, 07:48 PM »

No one has reframed one of these?
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