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Author Topic: New Build - Sixthsense UL  (Read 2933 times)
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« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2017, 12:09 AM »

Thank you all for your encouragement :-)
Since this is my first build, I have a few questions:
 - Some of you use "bisonyl". Where do you find this material ?
 - When I sew through the double sided tape, my needle is full of glue. Do you have a trick to avoid this ?

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« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2017, 12:27 AM »

I buy my bisonyl in a German kite-shop.
You can try to find a sailmaker closu to you. Or a trailer-company.
(You can also get a sharp knife and cut it from a lorry.)


I always use a glue-Pritt-roller. That works excellent, it does NOT stick to the needle.
Maybe you can buy one (or two) at your local office bookstore.

Otherwise, use bits of your tape, just 1cm each 5cm's.



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« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2017, 02:46 AM »

I AM GOING TO BUILD A LARGE GARAGE AND HIDE MY LORRY
 JUST IN CASE KITE MAKERS ARE LOOKING FOR BISONYL
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« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2017, 05:44 AM »

I bought a roll of trucking tarp material (bisonyl) about 8 years ago and it will probably last me forever... and I should clarify that a roll for me was 6 yards off of a roll at an outdoor fabric shop on line.  I don’t remember exactly where, but i was able to search for trucking tarp or something along those lines.  I have a few other choices I’ve tried such as coated cordura that has worked well, but does not have the same longevity. 

Regarding the tape sticking to your needle... I tend to use glue for my sails, but do tape the leading edges.  Speed will help, but needle selection and a small amount of sewing lubrication (some silicone sewer’s aid) will reduce the build up.  After I get to the end of the seam I take a small amount of rubbing alcohol on a cloth and clean up any bits of tape adhesive that have balled up on the fabric. 
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« Reply #19 on: October 15, 2017, 09:43 AM »

(You can also get a sharp knife and cut it from a lorry.)

 Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

I bought a The North Face dufflebag clone at a local discounter (€15,-) which would be perfect as nose material. Mine is all black.



Also you can search online for a cheap Dry Bag. They are also made from this bisonyl truck-tarp material.
Bag below is from a Chinese webshop for less then 10 bucks shipped (no names are mentioned):



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« Reply #20 on: October 15, 2017, 01:15 PM »

I do not want to irritate a trucker  Cheesy
I'll try to find this kind on bag for nose .
Thanks !
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« Reply #21 on: October 15, 2017, 02:20 PM »

Sébastien, pm me your address!

i'll send some material for this kite, for the next one you have to find it yourself


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« Reply #22 on: October 19, 2017, 11:11 AM »

So glad to find this postcard on my way home tonight. Thanks Krijn !
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« Reply #23 on: October 19, 2017, 01:14 PM »

Good.

Now fold and stitch like this. (Maybe you're using more "normal" colors!  Cool )
Don't forgot to cut a triangle from the back side.

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« Reply #24 on: October 20, 2017, 02:46 PM »

I folded and stitched Wink. Still have to hot cut, but that will wait tomorrow .

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« Reply #25 on: October 20, 2017, 11:23 PM »

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« Reply #26 on: October 21, 2017, 01:32 AM »

looking good
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« Reply #27 on: October 21, 2017, 04:34 AM »

By the way: I always hotcut the edges first and then do the last two stitches along the trailing edge.
Works better for other noses (I'm thinking Magnet right now).
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« Reply #28 on: October 22, 2017, 08:23 AM »

I just end up with my build . Thanks to you all for your advices and special thanks to Krijn for the nose Wink
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« Reply #29 on: October 22, 2017, 12:29 PM »

looks lovely!!! the nose material was already on your dining chairs he heeee
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