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Author Topic: trezocks cody kite-who's done one?  (Read 4745 times)
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« on: March 06, 2010, 10:08 PM »

Hey folks I see this kite every so often and just fall in love with this kite that I, even "I" could possibly make one.
I just found SF codys war kites- a e book on plans for a cody. Is this worth buyin?
Anyways a mini cody would be cool to try since i'm not the best at sewing on a machine.
One last Q how does one load/pack away a cody? Undecided
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2010, 10:43 PM »

Don't know the ebook you refer, got a link to it.

There are many Cody plans on Kite Plan Base for free. I don't see one listed as a Trezock's but it's just an extended wing Cody with a top sail. There are also plans for a single skin Cody which is far simpler, it can even be done as a paper fold kite. A Cody is a pretty big project, not an impossible project, Check threads on Kitebuilders.com for help if needed.

Cody's pack up sweet, there are the cross spreader's front and rear to remove, just loops or pigtails in nocks on smaller kites, larger ones will have some tension adjustment but still just a knock to pull a string out of. Large ones have angle adjustment for the front wings but nothing to unhook. Once the crosses are out all the other spars are parallel so you just roll it up. I think you can even leave the upper sail attached when you roll it, it is just suspended on lines with no cross spars.

Go for it  Smiley

Take a peak here if you need a little push.

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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2010, 06:18 AM »

FYI:  The Treczocks cody workshop plan on KPB is here (it's in German, so I've posted a translated page:)

http://translate.google.com/translate?js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=1&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kiteplans.org%2Fplanos%2Fcodywork%2Fcodywork.html&sl=de&tl=en

A couple of things:

When you build a kite, attention to detail and precision is everything.  I don't care if you're building something simple like a sled or something as complicated as a 3-deck extended wing Cody.   Now, some designs are more forgiving than others, but that attention to detail and precision is what separates a "so-so" kite from a good one.

That said:  Building a Cody will be only moderately more difficult (if at all) than any other kite in terms of the skills involved.  They difference is that a Treczoks Cody will take exponentially more work to complete than something simple.  Edge binding tight curves can be a real PITA, but if you use narrow bias binding tape (from your fabric store) you'll be fine (Peter "Popeye" Ross, AKA Director At Large, and 2010 Kitemakers Rules Committee Chairman uses this technique all the time and his kites are magnificent.)

Anyways - again, the tough part about building a Cody is muddling through all of the details and maintaining that focus on precision throughout.  Many (think 50+ for an experienced builder) hours of work involved to make a large(ish) one, but I firmly believe anyone can do it.
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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2010, 09:04 AM »

Not a Trezocks, but Gary Engvall's Cody is pretty nice:





Not sure it was plan based, so much as TLAR-based.

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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2010, 04:11 PM »

Not a "Treczocks" Cody per se, but a fun and challenging build none-the-less.  This one is based on the forward-swept "DP51" plan on KPB:  http://www.kiteplans.org/pln_34/

That "plan" was patterned after this photo on page 51 of Pelham's Penguin Book of Kites:



Anyways, I tweaked the geometry a little to suit my tastes and developed the details to suit my building style.  0.75 oz Ripstop Nylon sail, 1.5 oz ripstop nylon tunnels and tension strips, 3.9 oz dacron reinforcement, "fabric store" bias edge edge binding, carbon frame.  Finished it up yesterday.









Not terribly difficult, but as stated above:  Patience, Planning, Persistence, and Precision (or at least your best shot at it) are required.  Having some experience helped, that's for sure.  Took a lot of hours to build, scattered over several months.

Good times....   Cool
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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2010, 03:50 AM »

Wow!

Nice looking...... dp51 cody
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« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2010, 08:09 AM »

Good job, and looks great.
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« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2010, 06:18 PM »

fore check that is an absolutly awesome Cody.
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« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2010, 09:38 PM »

Dang. That's a biggun
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« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2010, 03:26 PM »

Thanks!  It flew great on it's maiden voyage at the Cleveland Kite Festival a couple of weeks ago (9.11.2010)

Here's a couple of pics.   Cool





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