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« on: April 12, 2010, 08:50 AM »

I have a Nirvana SE - great kite but I keep breaking the standoff to sail connectors.  At $1.50 a piece I'm getting a little ## Embarrassed.  Any suggestions regarding alternatives?
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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2010, 05:49 PM »

Jaco 3mm worked for me.
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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2010, 06:18 PM »

Those are what I'm planning to use on the kite I'm gonna build...
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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2010, 08:48 PM »

After having broken six of eight of the original fittings on 2 of my Nirvana's I switched to Jaco 3mm's and have not broken any of them with hundreds of hours of flying. I had to make the holes in the trailing edge a little larger to fit them though.
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« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2010, 05:08 AM »

I feel your pain. I had 10 and now I'm down to 3 spares. They shear off so easily. Yesterday I was about to fly my std at lunch and the button popped out and it took 10 minutes to find it. I brought CA to work today to glue it in.
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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2010, 01:56 PM »

My bad ... I meant Tradewinds sail grabbers which do not require expanding the holes in the sail.
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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2010, 09:13 PM »

I just Today changed out the R-Sky sail standoff fittings for JACO 3mm on the NSE.

You need to enlarge the standoff holes somewhat. I used a craft punch. A leather punch would work, or a hot nail for that matter.

It's a fairly easy fix.
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« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2010, 04:47 AM »

fyi ... with Jacos as a replacement you have to change the rods also, because they are now too short to get the same length sail<->spreader
alternativly HQ makes pretty the same as the R-Skys, but using a screw



for a quick fix some just pushed in a thumbtack (may corrode if untreated!) instead of the original pin
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« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2010, 02:03 AM »

Yes, sorry, I should have mentioned that you need to cut some raw Carbon 1cm longer when using JACOs to get the proper length.
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« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2010, 12:09 PM »

Hey Steve if I use the Trademaster sail to stand off connectors can I keep the original Nirvana SE standoffs?
 
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« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2010, 03:06 PM »

alternativly HQ makes pretty the same as the R-Skys, but using a screw



for a quick fix some just pushed in a thumbtack (may corrode if untreated!) instead of the original pin

Much better than the HQ parts in my opinion : the Drôle d'Oiseau Stand Off to Sail connectors with plastic screws and not metal.

18 mm x 6 mm (O.D.) - screw : lenght  10 mm (incl. the head)

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