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« on: February 25, 2011, 04:12 AM »

Hi Prism owners,
 
I'm looking for the right length of the Prism Radian's lower spreaders.
 
Is that Avia .2300 or AFC .2300 rods ? And if that's Avia Sport, light wall or strong wall ?
 
Many thanks in advance for your help.  Wink

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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2011, 06:22 AM »

Now that's old school! I remember looking at it in the old Prism catalogs in the mid 90s. My first kite was a Prism Ion.

How's the Radian fly. How trickable is it?
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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2011, 07:03 AM »

Sorry, I have nothing on the spar lengths. If someone does find more spec, please post all you can so I will have for future reference

Manufacturer: Prism Designs Inc., Seattle, Wa, U.S.A.
Material:     3/4 Oz Ripstop Nylon, 0.9 Mil Mylar laminate
Spars:        2200 & 2300 AFC Carbon
Battens:      1/8" & 3/32" Fiberglass (carbon optional)
Wind Range:   3 - 25 MPH (1.5 - 11 m/s)
Span:         8.5 Feet   (2.5 m)
Height:       28 Inches  (0.7 m)
Wing Area:    8.7 sq ft  (0.8 m2)
Wing loading: no battens 1.08; battens 1.27  (Oz/sq ft)
330           388   (g/m2)
Type:         High aspect ratio, (span sq/area) 8.3
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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2011, 05:40 PM »

Michel, I have two Radians, I'll check the size of LSs tomorrow and will let you know.
Here are the pics  Grin

Paolo



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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2011, 07:20 PM »

Lowers are 37 3/8" .2300 OD, .140 I.D.

Upper is 25 3/4" .2200 OD, .135 I.D.

Not sure if that's thin or thick wall.
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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2011, 07:51 PM »

I don't think they made thin wall back then.
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« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2011, 09:20 AM »

Many thanks my friends !  Wink

Michel, I have two Radians, I'll check the size of LSs tomorrow and will let you know.

Cool Paolo, do you have too : 37 3/8" (95 cm) for the LS and 25 3/4" (65.5 cm) for the US ?
 
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Nice pics, I like these colors !
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« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2011, 04:31 PM »

Michel, I just checked one of my Radians, here are the measures:

US: 655mm - OD 5,6mm (.2200")

LS: 949mm (the exact conversion of 37 3/8"  Wink ) - OD 5,85mm (.2300") - ID 3,6mm (0,1417")

There are two stoppers in the LS: the inner is at 243mm from the center T and the outer is at 76mm from the outer end.

What colour scheme is yours, is it the spectrum one showed in the first post?

Paolo
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« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2011, 11:20 PM »

Michel, I just checked one of my Radians, here are the measures: [...]


Grazie Paolo !  Kiss

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No, the same colors as on this picture (but it's not my Radian).

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« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2011, 09:53 AM »

Hi Prism owners,
 
I'm looking for the right length of the Prism Radian's lower spreaders.
 
Is that Avia .2300 or AFC .2300 rods ? And if that's Avia Sport, light wall or strong wall ?
 
Many thanks in advance for your help.  Wink




Prism guide from '95 says they are avia sport - .2200 and .2300
http://www.cs.mun.ca/~dparsons/kites/1995_prism_guide.pdf
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« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2011, 10:22 AM »

FYI that same info  has always been available right here on the forum:
http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?action=pages;sa=2
Which is where Dean got it.
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« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2011, 07:39 PM »

Michel, I have two Radians, I'll check the size of LSs tomorrow and will let you know.
Here are the pics  Grin

Paolo


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I'm so jealous of this kite!
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« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2011, 10:01 PM »

This kite always reminds me of a dinosaur - in this shot it looks like a pterodactyl swooping the surf.  I mean this all in a good way!  Smiley

I actually had a chance to fly one of these last year - I've never seen so many battens; it's like the kite has a skeleton!
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« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2011, 12:17 AM »

I've never seen so many battens; it's like the kite has a skeleton!

Here, the Panthère II, Power and Speed kite by Long Duong (France) :


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