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« on: November 17, 2010, 04:32 AM »

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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2010, 05:32 AM »


looks good! nice job!
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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2010, 08:38 PM »

had no idea the JIVE from HQ was vented
awesome looking kite
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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2010, 06:34 AM »

had no idea the JIVE from HQ was vented
awesome looking kite
its not.....at least most are not...Hadge did a great job venting this one though!!!!
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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2010, 09:14 PM »

wow - thanks for the tech info -

so how does this lovely kite do in stronger winds 15 mph or so

i have a custom tramantona vented -- would be curious
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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2010, 04:17 AM »

Hi Scott,

I'm glad you like my kite! it's the first time I've tried anything like that and it came out much better than I could have hoped for.

Basically, the kite flies pretty much like the standard Jive except that everything moves up 5mph.  It needs around 10mph to get going, by 14-18 mph it's really in it's stride, a reasonably light but positive pull.  Most standard Jive tricks are still available up to about 18mph with a bit of foot work. By 20mph tricks are getting difficult- but thats probably true for most vented kites- but it's still good fun scooting around the skies up to at least 25mph ( The most I've flown it in so far). 

Apart from the venting ( based on the HQ Infinity vented pattern) the other mods are:

2nd  standoff fitted 7cm closer to the spine.
Leading edge uprated from 2 piece 5mm to 1 piece 6mm.
Extra tail weight - at the moment around 30grms total.

I'm still fine tuning the bridle settings but I'm pretty pleased with it so far.
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« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2010, 07:23 AM »

Great job with this venting project ! Any thoughts on a few big vents vs. A 'hole' lot of little ones ? There must be a reason you put your holes where you did... Was it for looks, or a more scientific reason ?
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« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2010, 09:21 AM »

Nothing scientific! just pure dumb luck!

I'd been thinking about venting the Jive for a while. The pattern was copied from the HQ Infinity vented - HQ know more about designing kites than me and the tests I've read on the Infinity Vented say it has more or less the same flying characteristics as the standard Infinity, so the venting must have been pretty good.

I also wanted a way of re-enforcing the holes without sewing- I can't sew!- so the sail repair tape seemed the way to go.  I just put some paper circles on my template until it looked OK and then stuck them on.

I know Flying Wings use lots of small holes on one of their vented kites, but each hole has sewn re-enforcement which seems a lot of work.
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