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« on: April 03, 2009, 07:13 PM »

I'm trying to make a new bridle for an old kite.  I'm starting to make a dynamic bridle for it.  What I'm looking for are tips  on how long to make the various lengths.  Anyone have any helpful tips.

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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2009, 07:20 PM »

Have you checked out ABW's site?

What kite?

Do you have a specimen of the existing bridle?
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2009, 07:25 PM »

Look at kites you already have. Get an idea of the ratios the other kites use for their bridles and then scale the lengths based on the ratios. It's a good start.

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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2009, 08:15 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2009, 05:47 PM »

If you put pigtails where the bridle connects to the spars, it'll be easier to make wholesale adjustments.  Sheetbends where the bridle lines come together also allow easy adjustments.  Once you get to a point where you like the bridle, you can always make another one with the correct length bridle lines.

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« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2009, 08:35 AM »

Try Ian Newham's Bridle Design for a good intro and a beginning bridle. Smiley
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