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« on: November 20, 2009, 10:05 AM »

So, looking for a C Tee with a shank to work with BD Nitros.

Beyond any Avia stuff laying about and a .285 ferrule, which wouldn't have much of a shank anyway, the R-Sky C Tee with a couple of 1.5" pieces of P100 glued into the big end and a .2400 solid ferrule seems to be about it right now.

Anyone have another way of doing this that they've come up with and like?

There is a real dearth of available C Tees, particularly, with shanks.

Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2009, 10:40 AM »


What about one of those trick metal ones - like Dodd invented for his French Connection ?

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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2009, 10:45 AM »

Always the helpful one...  Roll Eyes Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2009, 10:53 AM »

yo didn't know that Frazer is actually a shill for the rod companies out there???
come on break i dare you Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2009, 11:14 AM »

Kitehouse uses a rubber center T. (I think its made by HQ) It will take a .285 ferrule.

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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2009, 11:25 AM »

Not sure what you mean by shank.

Internal ferrule captured in the T rather than in one spreader?
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« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2009, 11:30 AM »

I'm curious on the advantages of the longer T shank.  Aerodynamic?  Mechanical? Aesthetic? It's French?

You can have T's custom made also...
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« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2009, 02:54 PM »

You can have T's custom made also...

As soon as Tony is up and about again.

What is Jon T using on the Widow Maker Standards? Might give him a call, link on your right. Or anything made for the G Force (not skinny's) will work, same diameter.

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« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2009, 03:15 PM »

I'll take a look at that, thank you.

Aviasports newer center tee is rubber as well, Ramlal uses those on some of the Transfers but then it's getting hard to find anything from Avia.

Kitehouse uses a rubber center T. (I think its made by HQ) It will take a .285 ferrule.

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Center tees with a longer neck, not the type that has the holes sitting right on top of each other.



Not sure what you mean by shank.

Internal ferrule captured in the T rather than in one spreader?



It's for use on a V-Masque.

Masques have the bridle running forward under the C Tee.

It is for bridle clearance in this case, although I am sure there are designers who know what other effects it would have on a kite.

I don't think I'll need to have anything custom made. It's not that big of a deal. It would just be nice to have a little more choice in center tees. Something we don't have at the moment..


I'm curious on the advantages of the longer T shank.  Aerodynamic?  Mechanical? Aesthetic? It's French?

You can have T's custom made also...
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« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2009, 03:17 PM »

Thanks Mike been thinking of doing that, although I got the P100 work around from his site.

You can have T's custom made also...

As soon as Tony is up and about again.

What is Jon T using on the Widow Maker Standards? Might give him a call, link on your right. Or anything made for the G Force (not skinny's) will work, same diameter.


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« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2009, 03:24 PM »

You can always glue (I would epoxy) the P100 inside the Nitro's then use a standard R-Sky T, plus if you make the sections of P100's slightly longer then your ferrule you've effectively strengthened that area at negligible additional weight, never a bad thing  Smiley

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« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2009, 03:58 PM »

That's what I said more or less. You insert Two small sections of P100 in the Nitros and then proceed as one would with a .2400 ferrule. Now how that gets affected by cutting the Nitro from the big end I don't know.

You can always glue (I would epoxy) the P100 inside the Nitro's then use a standard R-Sky T, plus if you make the sections of P100's slightly longer then your ferrule you've effectively strengthened that area at negligible additional weight, never a bad thing  Smiley


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