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Author Topic: Eclipse High winds? center t ?  (Read 869 times)
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« on: September 24, 2011, 04:00 PM »

I am new to this Kite stuff.  I went to the coast with a freind.  They had some kites at the cabin, only one was flyable.  SO cool !!! We really enjoyed flying it, and we were trying to get the other kites fixed up to fly also. 
A friend of friend pointed us to this web site which is awesome!

This Eclipse was one that was missing part(s)?. a center t. ?  I could not figure out how to get it together, It seemed to be just for big winds, which is what they get alot of out there,. it has this mesh stuff built into the cloth , none of the others do.

 I looked at the prism page but they did not list or show any parts for this kite.
I would like to ask if any one could Describe, or maybe send me a picture of how the lower sticks fit together on this center t thing.
Any other information would be helpfull! 
If we break a stick, what can we do, or use?

Thanks so much!
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« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2011, 06:54 PM »

Steve right here at GWTW/Chico Kites has all the Prism spec's and can hook you up with any needed parts, a call to him would be your easiest solution,
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« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2011, 01:35 PM »

Not quite clear on what info you need.  The kite you are talking about is the Vented Eclipse.  If memory serves that kite was built with .2650 pultruded carbon and the center T would have been similar to the image below.  Is that what your center T looks like?  Or is that missing?

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« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2011, 01:58 PM »

I guess it should. There is a connector for the upper spreader.  It connects to the spine, it is round with flat ends. I think that the center one would be similar, I only have a chunk on the spine. I dont think it would be exactly like the top , the lower rods are bigger.  it may need that insert cross thing. I dont know how the lower tubes go together.   Do the tubes have something that fits them together?
Thanks for your help!
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« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2011, 09:02 PM »

The upper spreader passes through the fitting on the spine. 
You are missing the ferrule on the lower T.  I maybe able to get a replacement T if you are interested. The lower spreaders are two piece and fit in to that missing ferrule.  I am pretty sure that one end of each of those lower spreaders is plugged, That is the end that inserts into the center T ferrule.
It has been years since I've seen a Vented Eclipse so if I am off on this someone will surely chime in.
I will see about that T in the morning and will email you.
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« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2011, 12:52 PM »

Kevin ... check your email.  I may have solved your problem.
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