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« on: May 19, 2011, 10:02 AM »

Hi all,
 
I'm looking for the right lenght for the Canard's spreader (including the vinyl endcap)
 
Impossible for me to close the velcro at the end of the spars. Too long....

Or perhaps is the velcro too short (10 cm - 4") ?

Thanks in advance for your help.  Wink

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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2011, 03:25 PM »

i would cut both spreaders down to a length that works.....i remember that those were fussy...
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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2011, 02:08 AM »

Ours is the same way. It made me question whether the sail should go under the spine or above the spine. If you put the sail above the spine then you can close the Velcro and the wing forms into a nice airfoil shape. If it's under the spine you can't close the velcro. Ted said the sail goes under the spine but his Velcro closes that way. The pictures in the manual were not clear enough for me to figure it out. It does fly with the sail above the spine.

I'd measure ours but I don't think it would help you much since we have the same problem. Try it once with sail above the spine and see if it flys ok. After some flight time that way ours stretched enough that we can now barely get the velcro to catch.

Another option would be a trip to your sewing or crafts store for some double sided Velcro or alternately some peel and stick Velcro to make some extensions until the sail stretches, Just make them a couple inches long, hooks on one side fuzzy on the other.

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« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2011, 12:03 PM »

Ours is the same way. It made me question whether the sail should go under the spine or above the spine. If you put the sail above the spine then you can close the Velcro and the wing forms into a nice airfoil shape. If it's under the spine you can't close the velcro. Ted said the sail goes under the spine but his Velcro closes that way. The pictures in the manual were not clear enough for me to figure it out. It does fly with the sail above the spine.

Sail under the spine : you mean like the picture following ? This assembly is not right ?



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I'd measure ours but I don't think it would help you much since we have the same problem.

Many thanks in advance !  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2011, 11:24 PM »


Sail under the spine : you mean like the picture following ? This assembly is not right ?




That is the only way we could assemble ours and is correct for a Platz, Plutz or Marconi three other types of canard style kites, but according to Ted here in Chico that is wrong the sail should go on the other side of the spine and he has been flying his Canard for years. Also if you check Premiers own video's of the Vector Canard RC they have the spine on the other side or on top of the sail.

Premier RC - Vector Kite Canard.mpg


Premier RC's Canard Flown at the Toledo Show 2010


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I'd measure ours but I don't think it would help you much since we have the same problem.

Many thanks in advance !  Wink


Ours were too long at first and still are but after some air time the sail must've stretched, we can now close the Velcro while assembled "Correctly", but still not with as much overlap as I'd prefer. I would just trim your's off 6 mm or so at a time until you can make the fold over work, if you haven't flown it much leave them a little long to allow for the sail to stretch a bit.

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« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2011, 02:34 PM »

Many thanks for your advices Mikenchico.  Wink

I'll try that.
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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2011, 02:28 PM »

Hi Premier Canard fans !

Another question : how is it possible to fly Canard as stack ?

How many bridles and length between 2 kites ?

Thanks in advance.  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2011, 10:12 PM »

I had the tight spreader thing on my Carnard.

What I found was that if I left one Velcro strap open and then closed the other side with the Velcro flush, then pressed the other spreader in with my thumb and then closed it lining the Velcro up flush again, it resulted in a nicely tensioned sail.

No need to cut the spreaders or assemble the kite with the sail below the spine.

Try it. You'll like it.
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« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2011, 01:17 PM »

I had the tight spreader thing on my Carnard.

What I found was that if I left one Velcro strap open and then closed the other side with the Velcro flush, then pressed the other spreader in with my thumb and then closed it lining the Velcro up flush again, it resulted in a nicely tensioned sail.


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« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2011, 09:37 PM »

I had the tight spreader thing on my Carnard.

What I found was that if I left one Velcro strap open and then closed the other side with the Velcro flush, then pressed the other spreader in with my thumb and then closed it lining the Velcro up flush again, it resulted in a nicely tensioned sail.


ditto

Same here.

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« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2011, 02:12 PM »

Same as JimB, ET and ainokea.  Check out Premier's website and download the assembly instructions for the Canard.
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