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« on: September 05, 2015, 08:43 AM »

Sadly the Skyburner XL did not generate enough interest for JonT to make a build run.  Jon did share the sail plans with me with permission to build. RobB sent me the prototype to measure the bridle and framing details.

Thanks to both of you guys for your generosity!

A future build project for this fall.  Based on what is learned from that project will then build a scaled up version of the Enigma.  After that likely will do something smaller.

But first I have a set of kites to make...

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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2015, 09:01 AM »

Is your body permanently in a sewing stoop?  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2015, 09:15 AM »

Oh heavens no!  Kites are just a hobby.  Ok I'm a serious hobbyist  Smiley
The personal goal is to spend as much time flying as building though I admit the time has been a bit skewed this past year  Roll Eyes

Is your body permanently in a sewing stoop?  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2015, 09:35 AM »

I am happy that more people will know the joy of flying a BIG kite. Did you get a chance to fly it yet, Steve ?
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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2015, 10:09 AM »

Have had light winds all week.  Raining today.  Next two days look promising!

I am happy that more people will know the joy of flying a BIG kite. Did you get a chance to fly it yet, Steve ?
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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2015, 10:44 AM »

The XL needs about 5mph of wind to get in the air without considerable work. The idea of an UL version sounds good, but I wonder if it would be too fragile...
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« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2015, 01:11 PM »

I'd guess that a 5PT type frame would be about right for a UL on a kite of that size.

What was the original frame?
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« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2015, 06:30 PM »

Jon used his new XLT tubes in the XL proto and I will do the same.

http://www.kitesandfunthings.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=XLSXLT

An 18gr Nitro would weight ~24gr in a 44" length.  As the XLT is a 28gr 44" tube, I'm thinking 14gr Nitros may work well in a lighter 10' kite.

I'd guess that a 5PT type frame would be about right for a UL on a kite of that size.

What was the original frame?

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