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Author Topic: Skynasaur spreader length?  (Read 496 times)
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« on: July 23, 2018, 02:56 AM »

Hi! New to the forum and a kiting newbie!

I got a Skynasaur kite (don't know the model name) in 1994 that flew great. Since then I have unfortunately lost the spreader, and tried to replace it but the length is wrong because it doesn't fly well and keeps stalling Sad
Does anyone know what the proper spreader length should be on this kite?

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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2018, 05:33 AM »

Hi! New to the forum and a kiting newbie!

I got a Skynasaur kite (don't know the model name) in 1994 that flew great. Since then I have unfortunately lost the spreader, and tried to replace it but the length is wrong because it doesn't fly well and keeps stalling Sad
Does anyone know what the proper spreader length should be on this kite?




That is one of the skynasaur aerobats (there was a few sizes), the modified rogallo wing needs slack in the skin to create the shape needed to fly.   I think that FlyingFish (http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?action=profile;u=344)  might be able to help you
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2018, 08:45 AM »

Thanks, I've sent a PM.
The original spreader was a solid glassfiber rod, but for the replacement I went for a hollow carbon fiber tube as I thought lighter would equal better, but maybe it needs that precise weight for balance?
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2018, 06:08 PM »

The spreader is 36 long.

There is also supposed to be a rod attached to the bridle connecting the two towpoints. Your flying lines would connect to the ends of that rod. Ill post a pic this evening. The rod connecting the bridle is 18" long.
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