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« on: January 09, 2010, 08:58 AM »

a lady sent me a kite to see if i could repair it she is 84 years old , kite is not  its an indoor wren and im having a hard time with connectors  on bottom spreader there are no apa for stand offs  and it looks like the rod that is on the sail goes in to maybe a apa on top spreader  if any body has a good picture of this kite would be great maybe a close up of how its together all pictures i have are to small to see  and when i blow up they are to blurry any help would be great
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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2010, 10:03 AM »

Click on linked photo below, then click on magnifying glass under webshots photo. Full size picture is 2400x1800 pixels. Hope it helps.

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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2010, 12:22 PM »

Fittings are all short lengths of tubing, not molded fittings like apas.
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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2010, 12:33 PM »

Didn't look at mine, but I thought the fittings were small, vinyl end caps. The frame was just poked through the cap at 90° near the sealed end, and the spreaders and standoffs went into the open end.
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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2010, 02:55 PM »

Pretty sure Allen is right about the tubing.  Seriously tiny spars.  Always try to be careful with the battens when the kite is being put away.

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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2010, 05:30 PM »

I beleive I've seen Wrens with both end caps & with tube fittings. Since John has my first Wren (an old one) I'm sure he's right. I'll drag my current Wren out if I can and see if I'm right too. :-) 
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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2010, 05:48 PM »

What Allen said. I have two Wrens. One with end caps the other tubing.
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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2010, 05:56 PM »

My current one is all tubing. Looks like end caps would be fine as a replacement on the upper spreader batten fitting and th lower spreeader standoff fitting. The LE fittings are a fairly soft thick walled, small ID tubing that I haven't seen before. I can take closeups tomorrow if needed. 

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« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2010, 07:07 PM »

I beleive I've seen Wrens with both end caps & with tube fittings. Since John has my first Wren (an old one) I'm sure he's right. I'll drag my current Wren out if I can and see if I'm right too. :-) 

That would explain it.... my Wren is circa 2007... still wet behind the fittings.... pterodactyls no longer ruled the skies  Huh

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