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Author Topic: My new project: La Tucán  (Read 1032 times)
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« on: February 28, 2011, 02:58 PM »

This is my first project of stunt kite, of course I do not know if it flies, because it is the first prototype, but I enjoyed with the creation process.




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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2011, 03:32 PM »

It looks like you spent some time with the sewing machine!
Looks great, I hope it flys like you want Grin
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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2011, 09:36 PM »

Wow, now that's some retro work, I like it. Hope to see it finished up and in the air soon. Did you work off a plan or a current kite? Nice to see original graphics on a first build. keep it up.

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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2011, 06:41 AM »

Wow, nice panel work  Smiley  That sail could hang in a museum of modern art somewhere...

Seems to me there are three aspects of a great kite:

- Aesthetics: Shape, panel layout, color.  You have a great example there.
- Aerodynamics/flight performance: Some of the best flying kites can be pretty plain, especially prototypes.
- Craftsmanship: Projects that are well built tend to work better and last longer.  An attractive kite layout built by a master craftsman is a thing of beauty.  Quality of materials is important.  A craftsman will use the best materials they can for the task at hand.

When all three converge you get a truly great kite.
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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2011, 12:03 PM »

Pepe
There's been a lot of us with doubts if the kites we made would actually fly!. I remember the first kite I made didn't fly great, but it did fly. You seem to have a great sense about pattern design. Keep it up.
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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2011, 12:45 PM »

Pepe
There's been a lot of us with doubts if the kites we made would actually fly!. I remember the first kite I made didn't fly great, but it did fly. You seem to have a great sense about pattern design. Keep it up.


The pattern is from my own, I was working in 7 kites from Derefat, Werne's Bzar, and some one else,  I had read a lot Ian Newman web about ratios etc. and of course I have flied 20 different kites and learned some of their shapes, so I tried to put the best of all I have learn in one plan, but it the first prototype I know it is normal to reach 6 more or less to get a good result, well I will keep on it.

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