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Author Topic: Revolution Team Demo Kite Concept  (Read 11427 times)
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« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2009, 07:15 AM »

Not keen on the mylar bits John. And wouldn't it be better to make the logos smaller not larger?

That was the whole reason for John's "redesign" of the IQuad kites:

Also, I've had many people ask me what type of kite the iQuad team was flying. You can't always see the word Revolution when you're a couple of hundred feet away from the kite.
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« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2009, 08:16 PM »

The logos are large because these would be the team demo kites. These are not the kites for the regular Rev flyers. This is for Revolution to get their name seen when they have a team of flyers demonstrating their kites.

What don't you like about the covered mylar reinforcement? Just wondering.

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« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2009, 06:08 AM »

Didn't realise it was just the reinforcing patches that were Mylar. My mistake, and Mylar is what I tend to use for that too. A very good material to hold a point loading and spread it to a wider area of cloth.

My point, incorrect though it was in relation to your post, was that I don't like mixing Mylar and ripstop panels. Their stretch pattern is too different IMHO. Actually not my opinion - There was a short period when Mylar was introduced into boat sails with Dacrons. The sales were great for a few hours use, then the seams started ripping and the Dacron was stretching in very uneven ways - all due to the unequal stretch of the two materials. Ended up with most of them being scrapped and replaced under warranty.  I would not suggest that using Mylar with ripstop on a kite would lead to its 'instant' failure (Clearly that is not the case because there are examples) but I do not believe it would lead to the best, regular hydrofoil shape or would give as long life as matched materials.

No empirical proof of all this in kite making I have to add, so it may be so much tosh.
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