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« Reply #45 on: April 16, 2010, 04:38 PM »

To slide easier the APAs on a tapered spar I usually warm them  a bit with a hairdryer, it works just fine.
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« Reply #46 on: April 16, 2010, 08:53 PM »

To slide easier the APAs on a tapered spar I usually warm them  a bit with a hairdryer, it works just fine.

I drop them in hot water that works too.

By the way the kites Look Great!
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« Reply #47 on: April 16, 2010, 09:51 PM »

For the spreaders I did run the fittings under hot water for a while and that made it a lot easier.(couldn't dip it in boiling water since the where already on the spreader).  But for the leading edges I used P2X and 5PT spreaders so had to use APA CA fittings so drilling worked out better I think.  They are still snug but movable.
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« Reply #48 on: April 17, 2010, 05:26 PM »

just got a chance to fly the boy kite I AM IMPRESSED flies great easiest kite to get into and hold a fade iv'e ever flown  tracks well also as to the build and looks OUTSTANDING nice job marco someone please ask it cost to build!!!
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« Reply #49 on: April 17, 2010, 05:32 PM »

Yes, sometimes warming isn't enough and you have also or mainly to drill the APAs to slide them in some tapered spars mostly when you have to put the APAs on the fat end of the spars.
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« Reply #50 on: April 18, 2010, 03:07 PM »

I am building my first kite now as well. I didn't do any build pics as it is a Yankees kite for my wife (long story short, she's a huge fan and it was my IN to buy a sewing machine Grin), but my second build will be one of these as well...
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« Reply #51 on: April 18, 2010, 03:42 PM »

Can I ask the total build cost please?
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« Reply #52 on: April 18, 2010, 04:29 PM »

Can I ask the total build cost please?
I've spent around 275 in materials, but I have enough for at least 2 frames+ and I have enough fabric for probably 4 or 5 sails, minimum. Plus another 200 for the machine I got...
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« Reply #53 on: April 18, 2010, 06:34 PM »

I downed about 180 that includes all the fabric, frame, sewing machine, hot cutter, and notions for both kites.
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« Reply #54 on: April 21, 2010, 06:35 PM »

Here is my first one done minus the bridle...
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« Reply #55 on: April 21, 2010, 07:01 PM »

The NY panel or applique?
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« Reply #56 on: April 21, 2010, 07:07 PM »

Applique... I was not ready to try that as a panel! lol This was not only my first kite, but my first go around with sewing period...


I should add, this is based on the Wildkite Orange kite with some of my own changes like no snag LE pockets and some changes to the framing.
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« Reply #57 on: April 22, 2010, 04:57 AM »

'looks sweet!
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« Reply #58 on: April 25, 2010, 02:39 PM »

I wanted to thank Untitled for posting this thread. Seeing the progress you were making was what caused me to finally pull the trigger on giving building a shot. I had been on the fence about trying it for some time. I have also been watching Mark's webcasts at Jest of Eve while he builds his Talons. I am now working on my own Le Quartz as a second build.
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« Reply #59 on: April 25, 2010, 06:08 PM »

Mark's webcast has been very insightful.  The Quartz has been a really fun kite to fly, hope you enjoy yours as much as I enjoy mine.
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