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Author Topic: how to add/make roll bars to a kite?  (Read 2842 times)
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« on: March 19, 2009, 12:51 PM »

I've got 2 silver foxes 2.5 and would like to convert one of them to a roll bar set-up. Could someone please walk me through the process of makeing this conversion. What parts/items would I need to purchase to make this change to my kite?
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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2009, 02:38 PM »

IF your current yo yo stops are normal standoff fittings your halfway there, just turn them a bit. You'll need a couple Jaco Standoff fittings from Steve and some Fiberglass rod, 3mm I think. Carbon I guess isn't recommended since it breaks easier and is very sharp.

Now you'll need to make a hole near your standoff fittings on the sail, between the two on the Silver Fox is probably pretty close, You do need to put it through the 3.8 oz reinforcement material. I use a soldering iron with a pointed tip to melt mine. Practice on something first to get the size right.

Install the new Jaco's facing to the rear of the sail.

Insert one end of the fiberglass into the yo yo stopper and bend towards the new Jaco fitting, the original rollbars on the Deep Space stood 140mm from the sail, I'm sure you can eyeball something that looks right. Cut the fiberglass to length and insert into the Jaco's and your off. I like to sand the ends of my standoffs or use caps if you can to help avoid venting your sail.



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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2009, 03:44 PM »

Another reason to use fibreglass rather than carbon is that if the roll bar is too stiff you run the risk of stretching the sail. If you do use carbon, keep it thin.
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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2009, 05:10 PM »

http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2706289110059180139hgJJJN

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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2009, 07:29 PM »

Thank you! All for the quick reply i'll order the parts I need today.
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« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2009, 08:50 PM »

The pics show the new fitting quite a bit outside of the regular standoff location so you might check the proper positioning out, I could be off saying near or between the regular standoffs. I only have one kite with rollbars, a French Connection, on it the roll bars attach just outside the outer standoff.

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« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2009, 04:05 AM »

Another reason to use fibreglass rather than carbon is that if the roll bar is too stiff you run the risk of stretching the sail. If you do use carbon, keep it thin.

Or you could use a bow-line like on the DS - just a length of bridle line strung across the ends of the roll-bar to take the load off the sail. I'm assuming this is best as Beson did switch from fibreglass to carbon on the DS a little while back (although this could have been for some other reason).

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« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2009, 05:15 PM »

I'm looking for an upper roll bar connector for a Deep Space.  My DS has lost one.  I've got a standoff connector as a "band-aid", but the plastic on that is too soft: the roll bar popped out in mid-flight.

I did send an e-mail to Steve, but haven't received a response. 

Thanks.

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