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Author Topic: TrickTail 200 owners ... help needed.  (Read 2993 times)
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« on: April 16, 2009, 03:49 PM »

PM or email me ... I got questions.
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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2009, 05:34 PM »

c'mon share!!!!
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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2009, 06:13 AM »

the king of the tricktail has issues? Shocked
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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2009, 08:12 AM »

Just acquired a TT200 and have questions.
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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2009, 08:58 AM »

Just acquired a TT200 and have questions.

Ok, I have a couple of old version TT.  what is a TT200? 
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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2009, 07:21 PM »

Just acquired a TT200 and have questions.

You're a busy man.  Sorry, a busy *Grandfather*.  Pack that thing up with a little note that has your questions on it and send it this way.  I'll get it nice and sorted for you and send it back.  Eventually.  (Insert Manuel .wav here).
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« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2009, 10:10 PM »

The TT200 was an updated version of the TT that Martin did a small run of.

It falls somewhere between a standard and the UL in windrange.

Supposedly the bees knees.

Missed my opportunity to fly one so; I wouldn't know.



Just acquired a TT200 and have questions.

Ok, I have a couple of old version TT.  what is a TT200? 
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« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2009, 10:26 PM »

I thought there was also a legit opportunity (at least for a while) to get plans and build one yourself -- or did I hallucinate that?
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« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2009, 09:45 AM »

I think you are right Norm.  Looking at www.tricktail.de there were a few built.  Wish I still spoke German as Babel Fish isn't a lot of help.

Apparently I got everything right on the 200 as I've been able to fly it a couple times and it was better than I remembered.  Definitely "the bees knees".
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« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2009, 02:22 AM »

Hi, if you want to transfer a old TT STD to a TT200, you can find here all informations and needed pieces.
http://www.tricktail.de/index.php?id=47
Changes at frame, stand-off and nose and adding the Competition-System at the lower spreader connectors

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frame: http://www.tricktail.de/index.php?id=39
bridle: http://www.tricktail.de/index.php?id=35

and there is coming something new: Smiley
http://www.kite-blogger.de/szene-news/die-neuauflage-des-tricktail
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« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2009, 11:30 AM »

That first link refers to converting a "TrickTail Standard (neue Version)" to a TT200.

Does anybody know how I can tell if my TT Std is a new version or an old version?
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« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2009, 11:58 AM »

Does anybody know how I can tell if my TT Std is a new version or an old version?

it's only a frame thing (spine & lower LE), see the frame link above.
The sail should be always the same, but with the older version you have to buy 2x Dynamic T10 (82,5cm) extra.
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« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2009, 01:39 PM »

One of the issues I've faced over the years of nursing a TTUL collection is the unavailability of full length Dynamic T8's.  The TTUL uses them in the lower leading edges and as spreaders.  I have removed all the lower spreaders to use as lower leading edge replacements as that is the most common breakage on the UL.  I've used either GF Skinny UL's or SkyShark 2PT's for the spreaders.  Perhaps when Martin brings back the TrickTail we will once again be able to get 82.5 cm (32.5 inch) T8's.

Let me answer the obvious question before it is asked ... because Dynamics use a larger diameter ferrule.
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« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2009, 01:35 PM »

I thought there was also a legit opportunity (at least for a while) to get plans and build one yourself -- or did I hallucinate that?
As far as I know, there were never any plans.  Martin would put on workshops where you could build them.  Most of the ones on tricktail.de were simply copies.  They seemed to have been made with the understanding that they wouldn't be sold.  My impression at the time was that this was a fairly standard practice in Germany.

I did talk to Martin about 4 years ago about getting a custom TT.  I am still waiting ....

Steve - any chance you would be willing to send it on "Tour"? :hope:hope:hope:
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