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« Reply #30 on: April 03, 2010, 07:53 PM »

un even unicorns couldnt make it look more girlie!!  luckily i know the girl
Shoot! I'd fly it and I'm nowhere near "girl", much less girly!! Tongue
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« Reply #31 on: April 03, 2010, 08:08 PM »

that pink kite sure looks hot!

please post photos once its in the air, I just might have to build a new one now. cheers
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« Reply #32 on: April 14, 2010, 10:28 PM »

Almost done just a little glue and bridle to go.
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« Reply #33 on: April 14, 2010, 10:41 PM »

Looks great - can you explain why the sail on the left looks less taut than the one on the right?  Is it by design or different materials?
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« Reply #34 on: April 14, 2010, 10:50 PM »

woohoo, very nice pal. let's hope they fly as good as they look. my first build didn't look or fly very well but i learned a ton in the process. it was well worth the effort. i hope you'll feel the same way.
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« Reply #35 on: April 14, 2010, 11:46 PM »

Looks great - can you explain why the sail on the left looks less taut than the one on the right?  Is it by design or different materials?
Different material, one on the left is Surflite .6 oz polyester (kind of stretchy), and on the right its 1.5oz Nylon.
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« Reply #36 on: April 14, 2010, 11:49 PM »

woohoo, very nice pal. let's hope they fly as good as they look. my first build didn't look or fly very well but i learned a ton in the process. it was well worth the effort. i hope you'll feel the same way.
Yeah I hope they fly.  I been balancing them on the spine in a turtle position and seems pretty centered.  I will find out tomorrow I guess.
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« Reply #37 on: April 15, 2010, 07:06 AM »

hope your at the beach around 3 or 4 if not hope to see them this weekend
later ko
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« Reply #38 on: April 15, 2010, 12:48 PM »

Finished!

So thought prior to starting where sewing was going to be hard, framing would be easy, and bridle would be hard.  After finishing sewing was a lot easier then I thought it was going to be, however doing it perfectly is a lot harder then anticipated.  Framing wasn't hard but it was tedious, and having a drill with a 9/32 bit helped a lot.  The bridle was a lot easier then I expected, just had to tie the knot that was going to be used, mark it, untie it, measure it, then add that to the given measurements, cut, and tie.
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« Reply #39 on: April 15, 2010, 03:27 PM »

Great job! They look really good. Wink. I would like to know if they fly different due the different sail materials though.
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« Reply #40 on: April 15, 2010, 07:59 PM »

They look great & think of all you've learned if you choose to tackle some more.

Of course now all your flying buddies are going to bring their repairs to you too.  Grin 

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« Reply #41 on: April 15, 2010, 11:47 PM »

Great job! They look really good. Wink. I would like to know if they fly different due the different sail materials though.
They do fly a little differently they 1.5 oz is a little heavier on the lines and a little slower. The Surlite is a little lighter and faster (the coating on it is slicker).  Actually managed to do most of the tricks I can do on them, think I need a little more weight on them though.  Did do some comets finally and almost did a wrapped fade.
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« Reply #42 on: April 16, 2010, 05:39 AM »

Framing wasn't hard but it was tedious, and having a drill with a 9/32 bit helped a lot.
What did you have to drill?  A jaco?
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« Reply #43 on: April 16, 2010, 12:51 PM »

Framing wasn't hard but it was tedious, and having a drill with a 9/32 bit helped a lot.
What did you have to drill?  A jaco?

Used it to drill out the APA for the leading edges, would of been impossible to slide them otherwise.
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« Reply #44 on: April 16, 2010, 02:35 PM »

Looking good!

Next time you can try boiling the APA's for a few minutes before sliding them on. It makes them much easier.
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