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Author Topic: Single line kite project [any comments?]  (Read 3717 times)
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« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2010, 09:22 PM »

That's pretty cool.
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« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2010, 12:43 PM »

That's pretty cool.
Thank U !!

did my calculations, will be ordering materials tomorow.
Hope they'll be here soon, holydays are coming !!
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« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2011, 05:17 AM »

Right..
Started my build.
Here's some pics:

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-detail of wing tips


-The kite [upside down], no tensioning lines and bridle yet.


My thoughts about a name tend to Bull-Fly, as in Bulldog
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« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2011, 12:11 PM »

AND Finaly!!!!!!!!
the maiden flight.
Took my baby to the beach for a sunbath [and a litlle sand]
wind 2/3 Bft N on a westcoast beach - just purrrrrrrrrfect.

This is the assembled kite on the ground, on the seccond pic, you can see how I bridled it, the first time; two lines no the front points of the longerons.
It took off just like that.......



Here's two in flight.
Don't like it, but this kite is going to need a tail  :?  [tails are NOT my thing]
So any sugestions.
the kite is VERY lively, using quite a lot of space going left an right [great to look at though].


flying it on two lines actualy added a lot of fun, constantly correcting the kites movements.
I tended to think it needs a long two point bridle to tame this beauty..
But, I already got some tips to give it a 4 [2x2] point bridle, to keep it from being too lively.

As the topic states, any comments welcome..
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« Reply #19 on: April 13, 2011, 12:28 PM »

Very nice indeed.

SUGGESTION: Have you tried flying it from the other end?

Try turning the bridle around and put the fat end as the trailing surfaces.

We did it with the Reprise and had some fun and unusual results.
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« Reply #20 on: April 13, 2011, 09:19 PM »

Have you tried weighting it at the bottom?
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« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2011, 01:47 PM »

Very nice indeed.

SUGGESTION: Have you tried flying it from the other end?

Try turning the bridle around and put the fat end as the trailing surfaces.

We did it with the Reprise and had some fun and unusual results.
There's an ethousiastic kitebuilder in the US of A, who wants to do so.
Gave him a name for that configuration: Double Dutch Duck ;-)
I'll be trying the 2x2 bridlle first..
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