GWTW Forum
August 30, 2014, 11:14 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
   Home   Help Forum Info Login Register Chat  
Welcome to the GWTW Forum.
Guests (non-registered users) can view the forum but are unable to post.  If you don't have anything to say then why would you bother to register?
One of the most popular sections of the GWTW Forum has long been the Swap Meet.  A great place to sell old, seldom flown kites or to get great deals on used (gently flown) kites.  Only registered users can see the Swap Meet section, let alone wheel and deal.  1000's (literally) of kites have changed hands thanks to the Swap Meet.
There are several more benefits to being a registered user, but you'll have to join our little community to find out all the "secrets".
Questions or concerns? Contact Steve ... just drop an email to: forum.gwtwkites@gmail.com

Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: tapered tube tail  (Read 1531 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Zeke
Guest
Trade Count: (0)
« on: August 21, 2009, 12:45 PM »

anyone know where there is a plan for one of these ?
Logged
DWayne
Trade Count: (+10)
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1355


Location: Corning, Ca.

« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2009, 12:55 PM »

anyone know where there is a plan for one of these ?


Right here: http://www.kiteplans.org/

But I gotta ask, what do tube tails have to do with sport kites?
Maybe the building & repair section would have been a better place to post this.  Wink

Denny
Logged

I always wanted to be a procrastinator..........
I just never got around to it.
rxburner
Guest
Trade Count: (0)
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2009, 03:58 PM »

I have seen lots of flyers having fun with a tube tail on a dual line kite.
Rx
Logged
chilese
Global Moderator
Trade Count: (+5)
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 3026


Location: Las Vegas, NV

WWW
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2009, 04:17 PM »

I did 2 axels with a 100 foot tube tail in a BASKL sanctioned competition. IIRC, Mr. Hall and Chris were both there to witness it at Berkeley several years ago. It's the only time I ever got applause in a comp. Of course, we Novices had very little to lose back then.  Cool That, and I have no pride as you can tell by my avatar photo.  Shocked
Logged

John Chilese: Las Vegas, NV
http://picasaweb.google.com/chilesej
ezme6
Trade Count: (+17)
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 831

Location:

« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2009, 05:28 PM »

I never could get a tailed stack to axel. Always ended on the ground a complete mess Sad
Logged

"Do what you like"
zippy8
Moderator
Trade Count: (+13)
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1021


Location: Vihtavuori, Finland

WWW
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2009, 09:47 PM »



What part of.... oh, for heaven's sake  Angry

Mike.
Logged

Virtual Freestyle - ǝlʎʇsǝǝɹɟ lɐnʇɹıʌ
Beachbum
Guest
Trade Count: (0)
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2009, 10:14 PM »

Back in San Diego Dave would let me take out his Tramontana and a 100ft tube tail.  It proved useful in baiting the kids away from the other club members so they could fly
Logged
MtnFlyer
Trade Count: (+50)
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 493


Location: Steamboat Springs, CO

WWW
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2009, 06:34 AM »

If you want a long tube to fly behind a dual line, I doubt if you really want a tapered tail. I'd imagine you'd only want a tail about 3"'4" in diameter so there would hardly be any taper to it.

I'm sure Steve can get you a long tail like the old Trlby tails, or just take some 10" wide nylon, cut strips and sew together for length desired, hem the LE and TE and run the side seam. Sew a taper into the last few feet if you'd like. The trick will be turning it right side out. Tie a line to the TE, inside the tube to pull with. Feed some weed eater line into the LE hem if you want to stiffen it and provide something more stout to tie to. Use a swivel.

Hope that helps.
Logged

Bob
Allen Carter
Board Moderator
Trade Count: (+18)
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1804

Location: Half Moon Bay, CA

« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2009, 03:19 PM »

I've flown a 4" 120' tube tail with a taper down to maybe 2" in the last third. It was made of very thin material, intended for UL flying. The taper was intended to help keep air pressure, hence tube shape. It worked pretty nice, but would be a hassle to build. I've had a good number of straight tube tails from 20'-100' made from all kinda stuff. My current fave is 5"x 100' and is getting better looking after a couple dozen hours air time, less crinkly. It matches my Proph really well. I had a really large one once, over 6" I think. It was too stiff & heavy.

« Last Edit: August 23, 2009, 01:01 AM by Allen Carter » Logged

Allen, AKA kitehead
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  


items purchased through the links below help support the forum

Cal Custom

Our forum is made possible by the good folks whose ads appear below and by the members of our community (PayPal donation button at bottom)
In case you missed it each ad is linked to the sponsors web site.  So please, take a moment and visit our sponsors sites as this forum wouldn't be possible with out them.
Interested in running an ad for your business or kiting event?  Contact Steve at advertise.gwtwkites@gmail.com for a quote.

kmacFab
kmacFab

Kite Classifieds Ad
Kite Classifieds

A Wind Of Change
A Wind Of Change

Kitebookie
Kitebookie.com

Untitled Document

Untitled Document
Untitled Document

Untitled Document
Untitled Document


Untitled Document
DOLLAR SHAVE CLUB

Support the GWTW Forum

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.8 | SMF © 2006-2008, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.2.1 © 2008-2009
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!