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« on: August 08, 2018, 11:10 AM »

Steve Tapp sent me a sail that he made of his version of the Flexifoil Stranger. I'd like to complete it, but I no longer have a Flexifoil Stranger of my own to match it to.

Could anyone send me the measurements of the bridle, and locations on the leading edge for the bottom & top spreader fittings?

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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2018, 05:11 PM »

38 cm from nose to center of us connector
100.5cm from nose to center of ls connector
61.5cm from us to metal ring. Connection is below us connector
78cm from ls to metal ring. Connection is below ls connector
59cm from below center t to the metal ring.
Center t Is 59cm from nose but mine is loose
The ring is 15mm od
Let me know if it doesn't make sense it need anything else

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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2018, 06:40 PM »

Thank you!
That is a wonderful help, I'll get it together tomorrow morning.
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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2018, 07:32 PM »

Will need a day with some better wind to finish tweaking, but it's in the ballpark.
thanks for the help!


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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2018, 08:53 PM »

I'm happy you got this.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2018, 09:41 PM »

It will match the Psycho Pro that Steve Tapp made.

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« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2018, 06:40 AM »

What's it framed in? I can't remember if the "keeper line" that goes to the tips was stock or an adder. If it helps I can send you my kite.
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« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2018, 08:32 AM »

I framed it in spars that I had on hand: Sky Shark P200 LEs, 5Pt bottom spreaders, 7PT spine, Avia .2400 upper spreader. The keeper line was stock on kites of that era, I might experiment with one. Mostly I need a day with better winds to dial it in, but I'm happy that it's together again.
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« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2018, 08:38 PM »

200s?...I want to think mine is framed in either 5 or 6mm
It's a springy thing. Makes really entertaining tip stabs
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« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2018, 09:49 PM »

The last Stranger I had was the Stranger UL, which was framed in Sky Shark 5P spars.  All I had on hand were Sky Shark P2X spars, (not P200s like I posted). I wanted a frame that was fairly tough, but not too heavy.

I think Steve Tapp used Black Diamond Nitros and 5PTs when he made it originally.

The winds this afternoon were probably at the upper end for a Stranger, more suited to a Psycho, but the frame held up well. Later on, the winds settled down and I had fun reacquainting myself with the Stranger's flight.


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