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« on: November 14, 2010, 05:18 AM »

Single line kites have always been my first [kite-]love
One way or an other these sketches looked primmising.
The idea is to use standard lenghts rods 82,5 and 165 cm's [yeah cm's]
Ideas and comments are welcome

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projected surfaces;


Annnnnnnd, uhhhhh, YES, I love drawing with pen and paper  Grin

3D modell coming up soon
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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2010, 05:26 AM »

push it a bit further and build a cody!?
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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2010, 06:32 AM »

I've seen the resemblence, but A cody is a cody.
That would be a cody-project [fun I'm sure, but not the plan for this moment]
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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2010, 06:55 AM »

there is a cody variant if i remember correctly that has the front cells not square, more trapezoidal like in your drawing.   
How big?
It is going to look awesome no matter what!

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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2010, 07:36 AM »

dimensions, the way I'm thinking now, would be aprox. 2,2 x 1,65 x 1m.  [wide x deep x high]


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« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2010, 11:26 AM »

Build it!!!  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2010, 06:21 PM »

This may give you some tips
http://www.kiteplans.org/planos/mr_x/mr_x.html
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« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2010, 07:05 AM »

There is a cross-wing Cody variant that is similar but I couldn't find any shots of it. Your rear section is similar to the Compound Cody, that's a shot of Bob & Charmayne Umbaur's (think I got the last name wrong). Your addition of that cross and the third wing adds some structure to the framing and using the simpler triangular wings gives it a more graceful look like the Ichiban, and the continuous sail rather then separate front & rear sections is another nice feature.

I like it and don't see any problems with your design, looking forward to seeing some pictures either during construction or definitely in flight when done. Well Done

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« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2010, 10:17 AM »

Kinda looks like an Ichiban.
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« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2010, 11:20 AM »


Also a nice kite, but I think I'll stick to my own idea  Smiley

Kinda looks like an Ichiban.

Thanks for a big compliment.
I used to make kites with simylar shapes of paper and wooden rods.
Seeing the Ichiban stirred up the slumbering fire.

Keep you posted on the progressions
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« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2010, 06:33 PM »

Ok - I'm in.  I like it.   Cool

Can I get a hi-res version of your pic of the hand drawn templates for the mock-up (the one with the angle drafting tool in it) so I can build a 3d model on CAD and get a better look/feel for it?

That's how I'm the most comfortable with "getting to know" a kite.   Cheesy

I, personally, don't see the Cody connection.  I can see the Ichiban reference, though.

Lex:  Be sure to make a trip over to the TwilightZone known as KiteBuilder and share this with those folks (like me!)

http://www.kitebuilder.com/forums/index.php
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« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2010, 03:42 AM »

The only thing I'm seeing by studying the pics (above) is that I think you're going to need a tension line to run between the two longerons along the horizontal spreader (where the spreader is in "open space" not along a piece of kite skin.)

You will also likely need a fitting or some other means of affixing the oblique masts in the tail of the kite to the rear spreader so that they don't "flop around."  That, or a framing line around the back end running between the tips of the masts and the tips of the spreader to hold it all in place (like you see on the tail end of some/most Compound Codys.  Here's a pic showing what I mean:)

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« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2010, 01:05 PM »

Can I get a hi-res version of your pic of the hand drawn templates for the mock-up (the one with the angle drafting tool in it) so I can build a 3d model on CAD and get a better look/feel for it?
Im scanning it right now.
please share the results with us

About "Cody like" looks: I guess the upper wing add a little to that idea.
I'm not going for the Bat-shaped wings, but will be trying to keep it a little more simple.
A unusual detail will be, that the upper[front]wings are ending in the vertical upper tail piece.
Comming in one piece this part of the sail will show a little twist.
Of course the kite will need quite a few tensioning lines
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« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2010, 06:31 PM »

Can I get a hi-res version of your pic of the hand drawn templates for the mock-up (the one with the angle drafting tool in it) so I can build a 3d model on CAD and get a better look/feel for it?
Im scanning it right now.
please share the results with us

About "Cody like" looks: I guess the upper wing add a little to that idea.
I'm not going for the Bat-shaped wings, but will be trying to keep it a little more simple.
A unusual detail will be, that the upper[front]wings are ending in the vertical upper tail piece.
Comming in one piece this part of the sail will show a little twist.
Of course the kite will need quite a few tensioning lines

 Cool

Thanks!

I'll work on a mock-up tomorrow; it's DVD night with the kids tonight.   Undecided
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« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2010, 01:13 PM »

Here's a 3D drawing , that Fore Check made.
Guess i'll have to build it now.
going to order fabrick and rods . . . . .

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