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Author Topic: Serious Standoff Connectors  (Read 3407 times)
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« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2010, 08:53 AM »

Unless the screws have a tapered head your local hardware store has Nylon screws you could use for a replacement, I bet they are available in tapered heads too if you look around. That was my first thought when Allen posted this since the metal sort of bothered me on first sight.

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« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2010, 09:04 AM »

The thought of buying something so that you can immediately turn around and replace a part of it is... just irksome.

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« Reply #17 on: September 07, 2010, 04:01 PM »

I broke a standoff on my HQ Bolero not too long ago, and HQ sent me a few replacement spars and connectors...for free. They are almost identical to these r-sky's. They are recessed but perhaps the plastic screws would be a definite upgrade...esspecially if you fly alot near saltwater as I do.

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« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2010, 07:35 PM »

I just used these connectors to refit an older kite and they are excellent. The screw head is recessed enough that I don't think there's any worries about metal to sail contact. The weight of the screw isn't an issue. You wouldnt need beefy connectors like these on a small or ultralight kite anyway. The assembled components weigh a bit more than a Jaco and about the same as a big Prism clipon. Not an issue on full size kites.

Also no worries about the screw head degrading. Even if it were packed with mud, you twist the standoff to remove, not the screw itself.

I got these specifically to put new standoffs on an old kite that has very small holes in the TE. I would have had to enlarge them to use other types of fittings. These were perfect.
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