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Author Topic: Help me classify my kite design. (single line)  (Read 1148 times)
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« on: October 12, 2011, 07:31 AM »

I'm making a simple "diamond" single line kite for a gift and I want to properly name it.

Everything about it is just like an Eddy, but it has a tail. 

It's square (spine and spreader are the same length) Spreader is located about 20% from the nose.  It has a bow line to give it dihedral and a single point tow line.

Should I call it a bowed diamond?, Eddy with tail? Something else that sounds a little cooler than just calling it a plain old diamond?

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« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2011, 08:04 AM »

How bout "The Weldenator" Wink
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« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2011, 08:46 AM »

Is there any bow from top to bottom of the spine?  sounds like it is getting into a Malay if the tail is not needed too....
got a pic yet???

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« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2011, 09:57 AM »

Bow is across the spreader axis.

I'm making a box for it this weekend, so I should have pictures by then.   
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« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2011, 11:18 AM »

Seems like if it's a square, it's not a diamond.

How about:

Eddy II?
Eddytail /Edtail /Tailsend /Eddywithatail (lol)

Playing off the word "eddy" and stretching it some:
Vortex
helix
twist /twist-ed /twister
tempest
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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2011, 12:14 PM »

How bout a Jeddy. Smiley  That would be John's Eddy.
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« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2011, 12:17 PM »

But you're not describing a square with the cross at 20% down from the top, that's a Diamond.

We just built a couple using this plan by Charlie Charlton, equal spreader and spine lengths at 100 cm with the spreader at 15% which puts the profile more in the realm of the Malay then an Eddy, but if the sail is tight and not baggy it's not an Eddy or Malay, it's a Diamond. And that's what we call ours, well we actually call them 'Teagan' because the appliqué is of our granddaughter but classify them as "Diamonds".

Although our kites don't need them we built bow tie tails for them because Diamonds just need a traditional tail like we made from Moms old sheets as kids. Without the tails they really dart about following our swirling winds but fly fine.

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« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2011, 12:59 PM »

Thanks for the funny names.  Cheesy

I guess it's a cross between an eddy and a diamond.  The sail isn't tight, but it has a tail.

Ill probably call it a Minature Eddy UUL. (ultra ultra light)(weighs .085 grams) 

I doubt the kite police are going to come after me for it's name.  Cheesy

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« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2011, 02:44 PM »

How bout a Jeddy. Smiley  That would be John's Eddy.


Good one!
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« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2011, 01:05 AM »

I just ran across this Eddy kite with tails:
http://www.kiteplans.org/pln_189/
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« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2011, 09:56 AM »

how about.....  Zirconia

since it 's not a dimond
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