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Author Topic: Some Pictures of My New Edos  (Read 4444 times)
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hydrophyte77
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« on: June 21, 2017, 01:02 AM »

I have started building a series of Edos and have accumulated a few pictures. I love to fly these things. I have dreams about them.

The first one I made sort of has a Rothko color field thing going on...





I haven't gotten this one with the bumblebee motif up in the air yet...







I made the sail design for this one with abstract shapes drawn from the wing pattern of an endangered insect, the Karner Blue Butterfly...








 
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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2017, 04:08 AM »

Those are outstanding!!!
What materials are you using?
What is it about an Edo kite that draws it to you?

I really like the third one.
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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2017, 05:09 AM »

Well, Thief, he's obviously using ripstop from Fly Market Kitemaking Supply. So many colors....   Grin
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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2017, 05:36 AM »

sorry Phil I do not see any correlation there.
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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2017, 06:46 AM »

Nice work!  I don't dream in Edo, but I do have dreams of building some kites queued up from UMake and other plans . . . . about 6 or 7 are in the queue at the moment.  However, the wife says basement and garage must be cleaned before the kite building can commence . . . .
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« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2017, 12:33 PM »

Beautiful kites.

Nicely done sir.
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« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2017, 02:00 PM »

Thanks for looking! Just the other night we got this other one up in the air after a thunderstorm. This kite is not a real Edo, but instead uses the easy-to-build and easy-to-fly Ohashi Variant construction. The design is based on a photograph of an Etheostoma darter, a colorful native fish.







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« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2017, 02:57 PM »

Your kites are to die for!  So beautiful.  Pls keep sharing your creations.  j.
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« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2017, 03:39 PM »

Please check out the online plan that I followed to build these. It demystifies some aspects of the Edo construction, especially the bridle...

http://www.johndobson.info/John%27s%20Kite%20Site/scraps/EdoGuide.pdf

I might write a supplement to this plan with photographs to explain details I used (fittings, knots, etc.) to finish it.
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« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2017, 02:09 AM »

We got some really nice and steady wind tonight and here are a few new shots.





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« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2017, 03:12 AM »

Nice

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« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2017, 05:37 AM »

Impressive kites!

Do they fly (and tune) much like a rokkaku?

Seems to be considerable bow shown in the upper spars of your latter shots.

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« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2017, 07:30 AM »

An edo typically has a LOT of bow. Fully bowed, they're very nearly semi-circular.

Nice work, Devin.
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« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2017, 02:01 PM »

Impressive kites!

Do they fly (and tune) much like a rokkaku?

Seems to be considerable bow shown in the upper spars of your latter shots.


Thanks very much. The main feature of these kites is the long bridle with numerous bridle lines. You can tune it by adjusting the lengths of the top row of lines relative to the others.

This kite is bowed, but it is exaggerated in these pictures.
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« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2017, 01:47 AM »

Here's a Photoshop sketch for another design using a butterfly wing pattern...

 

I was several hours in Illustrator trying to get that one right. It still needs some more work.

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