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Author Topic: Solus Standard #01, and UltraLite #01.  (Read 6560 times)
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« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2011, 11:16 AM »

Offset = 'Turbo' / 'Reverse Turbo' ? maybe.

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« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2011, 11:21 AM »

we've made the extra offset just a little bit longer
So it looks like I'm the only person who doesn't understand what this means  Embarrassed

It means they overcame the problem of excessive onset.  The bane of any kite designer.


Pretty sure that's it.... Roll Eyes

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« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2011, 12:49 PM »

The extra offset is similar to the king's new clothes. Only us cool people can see them.

Zippy8, you are not cool enough to see the new clothes.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2011, 12:52 PM »



The knots aren't easy to see, but the Offset is also known as the yolk I think. The short leg on a turbo bridle.
Originally we started as a 3 point, then a turbo, then made that leg longer at KP9, then I made it even longer on wednesday. This is the only shot I could get with the knots kind of visible, the rest were really hard to see (well, even harder to see), even after being enhanced by Iphoto. The slack leg you see on the right is the lower outhaul.
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« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2011, 01:07 PM »

Got to test the UL today  Smiley
Picked it up from the shop and got to go out for awhile. I'm really pleased with this one. The upper spreader fittings are still lower like the standard, but the Upper Outhaul leg is shorter just a little bit. Kept the nose just a litttttle bit forward and its flying really nice.

For those wondering how to compare to a UL WidowMaker, picture a bigger kite, still slower, thats capable of 1 pop roll ups, Good WapDoWaps, etc. 540/slots are still easy as pie & super flat. JLs, Multilazies, Cyniques, snaplazys, and insanes (etc) are good too- the kite's been pitching well enough to really knock it around when its on its back. Also capable of 2 rotations when you hit a lazy susan really hard.

Tracking is really nice and the kites flying really smooth. Good pull in light winds and it doesn't get finicky in high winds either. Winds today were 2mph gusting to 10mph. Square cuts are clean and  there isn't any oversteer, and the UL will sit there and wait for your next move after its put into a stall (even in high winds). Holds a fade great as well.

Some frame specs on the UL-
ULE and LLE are 2pts
Lower Spreaders are 3pt black diamond clear coat
Spine is a p100

Some pics start linked to the first pics, but I'll post some extras too.








And both kites together-
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« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2011, 01:25 PM »

2PT leading edges?

Do you have a weight for the standard and UL?

Just wondering.
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« Reply #21 on: August 12, 2011, 01:28 PM »

Same weight as the WM (19 grams) for the Standard Solus, and about 10ish grams for the Ultralite Solus (as well as the ultralite WM). Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2011, 03:27 PM »

I think John meant, the all up weight, like 11.2 ounces for the Std and 8.5 for the UL.


Am I close?

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« Reply #23 on: August 13, 2011, 12:08 PM »

Where's the video?

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« Reply #24 on: August 13, 2011, 02:38 PM »

Just dropped off the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$  Cool

I am getting #2 std.  I was able to get the colorizer from Jon.... Some other's may be getting an e mail with it....

Planned on matching the kites for pairs...............  But I may have to get the Ul matching.  The colorizer will have me up for a week... I may go with some Black,Dk.gray,Lt. gray, orange,white...........  John Chelise do you have a photo of the other proto type Huh  It was auctioned at Kite Party .... 2011'.

New Widow Maker coming next week to match Ul .... sold Yellow and Black WM and Delta Drive ... I felt like the guys in Apollo 13 .  Saying good bye to a beautiful ship and memories.  She flew in 1-2mph wind yesterday on our last time together I did axels,540's,fade,turtle and lazy susan,,, almost didn't sell.

Denny,  You do not want to see the video..................  It is fantastic.  Very good production and views of the kite.  Not the crap ola' I put out.  Real professionally done by Wayne Burnjies.  It's coming soon.  I watched it twice today... It is really nice..
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« Reply #25 on: August 13, 2011, 03:41 PM »

When are you going to send it down my way?  both of them look good.  Did the bridle change much since i last flew it?
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« Reply #26 on: August 13, 2011, 05:50 PM »

John/Allen- we don't have a 'weighed' weight yet, but I'll let you know asap.

Joe- I'm really glad you got #2! I'll call you tonight with details about flying tomorrow in the next few mins. Hopefully the rain will hold off.

John M- Thanks! The bridles have changed, yes. The offset on the turbo bridle is bigger, and the upper spreader fittings have been moved down as well.

Denny- Wayne did a video, yes. I will also be doing them with the kites pictured. Standard and UL vids to come asap. Hopefully we'll get good weather, as I'm leaving in exactly one week for chicago for move in. Will keep you posted!

Got to fly the UL in high winds today. Flew it around 12-14 on the 3nd knot from the bottom and it was doing really well. No chatter and good speed control. The 2pts hold up really well in a bigger kite. Nothing finicky in high winds with the UL, very solid. Again, video coming soon!
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« Reply #27 on: August 13, 2011, 06:48 PM »

Hi
    are both the ULE and LLE nitros on the Std. I like the sail graphics good looking kite!
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« Reply #28 on: August 13, 2011, 07:12 PM »

Yessir! Nitros in both LE's, and the Lower spreaders. Thanks for the kind words  Smiley
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« Reply #29 on: August 13, 2011, 09:09 PM »

John Chelise do you have a photo of the other proto type Huh  It was auctioned at Kite Party .... 2011'.

First of 2 photos (flown by JonT) starts at linked picture below:
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