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Author Topic: And now.....the Organics  (Read 1714 times)
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« on: September 06, 2010, 07:33 AM »

Here are my last creations, the Organic Grin by C. Derefat in the STD and UL versions.
The STD is the red-black-grey one made in an asimmetric scheme, it's framed P2X in the LE, spine in Excel 6mm, US in Structil 6mm, LS 5PT, sail in Icarex, mylar 75gr, bridle turbo.
The UL is the Blue, white, slate one and is framed P100 in the LE, spine Excel 6mm, US Structil 5mm, LS 3PT, sail in Icarex, mylar 60gr, bridle turbo.
Weight, 12gr both
They are very fun kites to fly, two real trick machines. I wish to share some pics, hoping you like them  Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2010, 09:43 AM »

Most excellent workmanship.

And very nice color schemes.

Thank you.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2010, 10:13 AM »

Excellent. The organic is one of the kites on my to-do list. Your fine specimens may have inspired me to move forward with that build. Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2010, 11:30 AM »

Most excellent workmanship.

+1 impressive indeed!
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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2010, 07:04 PM »

@Svolazzo I am curious how much the parts cost to make a kite like that? I am interested in trying to make a stunt kite maybe the Quartz or the B'Zar but I am not sure how much to expect it to cost and the best place to get the parts.
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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2010, 09:53 AM »

LekeYuk, the B'zar is in my to do list, it seems to be a very fun kite, I'll make it shortly.
About your question.....hummm....it's a little hard to say precisely the cost of a self built kite: while some parts are easy to quantify, other are very difficult. Well, the frame and bridle are easy to calculate, you can also quantify the nose, the dacron and the spinnaker sold by meter, the hard thing is about the sail, the sewing thread. Besides you have to consider the cost of parts in the country where you live, and parts price can vary depending which rods you are going to use.
So I could try to calculate an approximate cost. Framing the UL Organic will be around 90 US$ all included. about the sail you have to buy at least 1 meter (x 1,4 meter) of icarex for each colour you need, but with that lenght you'll be able to make at least 3 further kites. The sail of one kite should be roughly 1 square meter, so about 11 US$, the same for the mylar, you buy a meter (11 US$) but it will last long. Then you'll need about 6 meters of bridle, including the leader lines, so 10 US$. The sewing thread is a spoll of 800 meters, I don't know how much is in US, here is around 5 Euro.
So roughly I can assume that one kite could cost 110/120 US$, if I'm not wrong.   
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