those sewn on standoff connectors.......hmm.....have to see if i have any..i did at one point.....
how did it wear out?
How did it wear out? Operator Error. There is a pair attached at the stand-off and longeron(or whatever you care to call the side spines between the center spine and leading edge.) The one on the right kept getting folded when put away. The stand off now slides through it. The stand-off could be glued in place for a few more hours of flight before it totally breaks off, but a more permanent solution is desirable. The paddles are used as stand-off connectors all down the trailing edge The availability of better parts expanded after this kite was designed, but I am hoping for an "original part" solution.