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Author Topic: CONTEST VENTILATED KITE (GOING HOME)  (Read 3160 times)
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« on: April 15, 2009, 12:54 PM »

Below is a hyperlinked photo collage of the contest Rev 1.5.

The top photo shows the kite.
Bottom photo shows the venting setup.
Right photo shows the count for one corner panel.

Winners to be announced by Steve Hall.
If anyone wants to do a count, I have close-up photos which can be sent. Just drop me an email.

Thanks for playing.

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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2009, 01:52 PM »

You are seriously under employed my friend.  Huh


How long did that take and did you have a good headache after? 
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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2009, 02:07 PM »

some people just hate Revs, I guess :-(
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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2009, 02:23 PM »

Estimated?    Huh

Looks like they are a HOLE lot smaller than the original model that was panned for an example.........................hmmh Undecided

Jim

PS:  Poor kite Cry
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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2009, 03:27 PM »

1 The time spent was 3 to 4 hours.
2 I had a fan set up behind me to blow the bad fumes out into the back yard.
3 The size of the holes was determined by the 1 tip I had for the soldering iron.
4 The 20 watt setting was used for most holes.
5 The 40 watt setting was used for the white (toray?) material.
6 I said I was going for something "like" the Level One, not exactly the same as.
7 Personally, I think the kite looks pretty good.
8 Quick calculations put the venting probably near the mid vent model.
9 There are lots of mistakes in the venting pattern.
10 The material was already pretty stretched out along the trailing edge, so this kite had seen hundreds of hours of airtime.
11 I believe Rev should reinforce the 4 trailing edges with something. That's where all the stretching happened. The black material was the worst. What is that stuff?
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« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2009, 05:07 PM »

I read somewhere that the Rev doesn't fly near as good or precise until the sail is broken in.........................I suppose this sail is now officially broken in? Lips sealed

Have you flown it, John?

Jim
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« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2009, 05:59 PM »

I like it.

I bid $5   Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2009, 08:54 PM »

Good Lord!  Shocked
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« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2009, 09:58 PM »

That has a beautiful look to it compared to the Level One venting layout's large holes - much better than I expected. Great job. I hope it meets your expectations in flight.

It's as good or better look than the regular screen vent material, too. However, it is fun to see clouds, trees, and other objects in the background, through the screen material, as the kite crosses the window. There are probably pros and cons for either method.
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« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2009, 06:36 AM »

11 I believe Rev should reinforce the 4 trailing edges with something. That's where all the stretching happened. The black material was the worst. What is that stuff?

IMO stretch is better for a rev when you are flying precision or slow flying.  If you like to fly snappy and fast then a new crisp rev is probably more up your ally.  Just as long as the trailing edge wears evenly, I'd much rather have a worn out Rev than a new one.
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« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2009, 08:57 AM »

The trailing edge can't wear evenly when it's made of 2 different materials. And the Rev I had showed this.

The black material had a mesh expansion type of stretch where the entire material was becoming see through in regions.

The grey and yellow material (Icarex?) would pocket much like a plastic bag does when it is overloaded in small areas. You can see the ripple effect in the yellow material the most in the photo.

I am open to other's opinions on this.  Smiley

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« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2009, 12:29 PM »

The trailing edge can't wear evenly when it's made of 2 different materials. And the Rev I had showed this.

The black material had a mesh expansion type of stretch where the entire material was becoming see through in regions.

The grey and yellow material (Icarex?) would pocket much like a plastic bag does when it is overloaded in small areas. You can see the ripple effect in the yellow material the most in the photo.

I am open to other's opinions on this.  Smiley



Well, I was referring to evenly from one side to the other.  Symmetrically
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« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2009, 01:22 PM »

I like the red white and blue holes - how did you make coloured holes? You must have a pretty fancy soldering iron  Wink
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« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2009, 04:09 PM »

So how's it fly, John?

Maybe that's not so much the point...   Tongue
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« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2009, 08:21 PM »

So how's it fly, John?

Maybe that's not so much the point...   Tongue

I was just about to ask the same question Kiss
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