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Author Topic: Some classic Kites courtesy of Brian  (Read 8358 times)
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« Reply #30 on: April 23, 2009, 01:48 PM »

you are bad - what a thought!

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we didnt have time to work out how to build it and both of us were scared of poking a hole in her
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« Reply #31 on: April 24, 2009, 09:55 AM »

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« Reply #32 on: April 24, 2009, 11:47 AM »

I don't even care for SLKs that much....

but, WOW!  Shocked
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« Reply #33 on: April 26, 2009, 11:12 AM »

Certainly the most spectacular in the collection ...



Martin Schob Triton.  As I understand from Martin there were very few made. 

Just got finished putting this baby together.  Measures 11.5 x 6.5 feet.  With any luck I'll have it in the air in about an hour.  Maybe some stills and videos later.
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« Reply #34 on: April 26, 2009, 02:07 PM »

Triple Wow!
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« Reply #35 on: April 26, 2009, 09:42 PM »

This is one beautiful kite, and the construction details are awesome. That sail is stretched tight like a drum head with hardly a waver and has pretty nice tone when you thump it. Flower petal shaped re-enforcements like on the Genesis. Shotgun ferruling, inside and outside, the inner glued into one rod, the outer to the other, then heat shrink tubing over that to smooth the joints, that spreader should be as bulletproof as you can make an 11 1/2 foot spreader. The lines to brace the box sections are sewn rather then knotted. This level of attention to details is just a joy to see, plus it looks just as awesome in the air as on the ground, getting comments from almost everybody who passed by.

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« Reply #36 on: April 27, 2009, 09:08 AM »

I am just sooooo drooling right now.......... 
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« Reply #37 on: May 21, 2009, 01:49 PM »

Just wondering; Have we seen them all, or what good is still to be expected??
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« Reply #38 on: May 21, 2009, 07:56 PM »

I think there's more  Smiley  finding the time and the right day, then Steve's video camera has been acting up on him, white balance problems that has ruined much of the footage he has gotten  Sad



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« Reply #39 on: May 22, 2009, 06:09 PM »

That Triton is a fine looking triple crossdeck. 

What size spars are used for:

1)  The spreader
2)  the three sets of x braces
3)  the longerons?

I have one that I built about that size;  mine is the black/gold/white one on the left in this pic, the black and green one on the right belongs to Pete "Popeye" Ross


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« Reply #40 on: May 22, 2009, 06:30 PM »

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I would mind building something like that,  are the plains on the web?
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« Reply #41 on: May 22, 2009, 06:52 PM »

dang...from you Sabby that would be outstanding!!!! A Maori triton!!!!
essentially it is 3 cross decks side by side: http://www.kiteplans.org/pln_1426/
drop a post on KB some out there has to know....popeye is pete ross on kb....he must have gotten a plan from somewhere....same with forecheck....
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« Reply #42 on: May 22, 2009, 06:54 PM »

FC

I would mind building something like that,  are the plains on the web?

You can definitely find plans to the crossdeck on the web...not sure about a triple.  There pretty popular so you might be able to find it. Go over to kitebuilder and inquire.  I'm sure Cliff Quinn can help you out.  He has also built a few of them and I'm sure Popeye would be able to help you out as well.  I would love to build one and that white one is pretty sweet!
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« Reply #43 on: May 23, 2009, 03:02 AM »

The triple cross deck is a fairly simple kite to build; the good folks who responded before me have pointed you in the right direction.  I'd consider Pete Ross and (especially) Cliff Quinn to be more of the "experts" on the subject, but I could help you too...

Like I said - not that hard to do.  The real "difficulty" or bother is fussing with finishing all of that curved edging. 

It looks like the Schob "Triton" has some slightly different geometry compared to the plan that I used (modified Crossdeck plan by Cliff Quinn) - which points to the fact that most times with most plans you can twist, tweak, stretch, and modifiy a sail to suit the builders preferences and still make a fine, flyable kite.   What I mean is that the foci of the edge curving is different, the aspect ratio, and a couple of other odds and ends are different. 

I ought to get mine out today and get some proper pictures of it...    Undecided
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« Reply #44 on: May 24, 2009, 12:24 AM »

I ought to get mine out today and get some proper pictures of it...    Undecided

Yes, please do!  Smiley
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