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Author Topic: Sheratan, my first project  (Read 6524 times)
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« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2011, 05:56 PM »

I'm still searching to borrow a videocam ( I'm starting to think it would be better to buy one Cheesy ) so I don't have a video yet, as soon as I'll got it I'll show you how it flies. For now I can only tell you my impressions after several extensive flying sessions, well I'm very happy of my work, it flies very well, I was able to make all the tricks I know at once and even learn some new ones. It's very stable and easy to control, has the right pull on the lines and able to fly also in low winds, it weights 310gr with 20gr in the tail. It's very easy to roll up and performs flat axels and 540s, you only have to control a bit the slack to avoid tip wrap in a 540, due to its wingspan (2,50m) but it isn't a real problem.
I have only changed the length of the inner bridle shortening it 2cm to have better control and precision, now it's able to make 90 turns very sharpely.
I'm so happy with my kite that I have built an UL version too, so framed: LE P90 - P100, spine structil 6mm, US structil 5mm, LS 3PT, tail weight 16gr here are some pics.


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« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2011, 11:01 PM »

looks great! glad to hear it's flying the way you want.  I'm currently in the process of working on my own kite, although it may be a few builds out as I still have a few kites I want to complete (B'zar 2011 when plans available, a full size Thornback II, C. Derafat's Virus etc). 

Thanks for sharing pics of the UL... I'll be pleased to see a video when you get hold of a camera!   
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« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2011, 12:23 AM »

Dang another sharp looking kite, I really like the blue's and greys.


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« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2011, 12:14 AM »

Hats off to ya for sure!  Very nice design, and cool that it flies great. 

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« Reply #19 on: May 02, 2011, 11:49 PM »

Wow, Great job on your kite build!  Now hurry up and get a video camera so that we can see the final product in action! Smiley

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