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« on: October 06, 2009, 02:05 PM »

Anyone know when the plans for Christian's new kite "Vortex" will be available?

http://users.skynet.be/cerfvolanttrick/jeu%20de%20cadre.htm


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« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2009, 02:28 PM »

Craig offered the plans here:

http://fracturedaxel.co.uk/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=9447

Good luck with the build.

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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2009, 09:27 AM »

Is anyone else building one of these? Anyone got any helpful hints that might help my build?

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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2009, 04:03 AM »



If a kite is worth building, it has to be Christian Derefat's Vortex. So far I only heard the finest.

Plans are here:-
http://users.skynet.be/cerfvolanttrick/prototypes.htm
Colorizer here:
http://www.chemicalfrog.nl/Derefat_Vortex/index.html

Ordered only a sail and bridle from Christian ... very reasonable priced.
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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2009, 12:07 PM »

@DWayne The Vortex is very similar to the B'zar 2009 The tail and nose are identical. The Vortex' wingtips are less curved. Also position of the standoffs is very much the same.
Panel-layout and application of mylar is different, so you do get a different kite but I recognise a lot of the B'zar behaviour in this kite. You must make the effort and let me know the pro's and con's
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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2009, 01:26 PM »

Thanks for the info Werner. I'll be sewing one up in the next week or so. I'll let you know what I think.

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« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2009, 02:44 PM »





Vortex in progress ...
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« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2009, 11:35 AM »

Hi Dennis,

Did you go any further with this Vortex buiding project?
I am anxious to see the result and more important to read your first review!!
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« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2009, 02:50 PM »

I like your method of leaving the fabric on the templates then taping the templates together. Great. And dang you make hot cutting look almost simple. Be looking forward to more instalments - Thanks

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« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2009, 05:59 PM »

No need to hotcut Icarex! But do what seems easier to you, it doesn't hurt of course.

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« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2009, 07:01 PM »

I always advise against hot cutting, but Dennis made it look so easy in those vid's his method makes me wonder if I spend more time with the xacto then he did with the hot cutter.

But until I get my glass table done I cut on hardboard and it sometimes leaves some wood fibers stuck on the cut, a bit sloppy.
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« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2010, 01:37 PM »

@Eric

Just beautiful design  Tongue thumbs up

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« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2010, 08:28 AM »

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Anyway... it is a beautiful  work you have done  Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2010, 12:52 PM »

some pix from Nieuwpoort january fly with Christian and his vortex'es

http://picasaweb.google.com/gemmeke/NieuwpoortFestival#5424410201037440626
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« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2011, 02:21 PM »

I am in the preparation stages for building a Vortex. This will be my first ever build, but I am planning on drawing from the wealth of experience and knowledge on this site and Kitebuilder.com. I also own a BMK Exile I plan on using as a standard for quality and a source of inspiration as I build. I am currently gathering the last bits of materials I will need to do this project.

There is one piece of information I can not seem to find in this thread, on the plans nor any other site for that matter. I need to know what the spine length is supposed to be. 82.5 cm is the closest I can guess from the plans.

Here is a picture of the plan section that "should have the measurement.




BTW, has anyone tried to build this with a UL or SUL frame with any luck? If so, what did you use for spars?
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