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Author Topic: Plans & design info for a classic Conyne with a new touch for the community  (Read 2439 times)
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« on: December 09, 2011, 12:04 PM »

Hi,

I decided to design my own classic Conyne kite but adding a new design touch.
It is the kite in my profile picture.
It has been the first kite I build and I learned to use the sewing machine as I went along building it (special thanks go to my mother-in-law! She was my sewing machine teacher  Kiss ).

Since I am very happy of how it flies and looks, I have decided to make the plans and info available to you all.
Below you can see a few other pictures, the sizes and the full-sized plans.
I used 60gr nylon ripstop and 4.2mm carbon tubes. Also white dacron for the back supports of the spreader.

If anyone builds one I would appreciate that they notify me please and send me pictures!  Smiley
I would really like to see other color versions.
Have a nice fly!  Cheesy

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NEW Image of sizes:
And link to PDF for plans: http://goo.gl/lNSpe
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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2011, 12:12 PM »

Very nice and clearly  displayed.  I might try it in ripstop poly.  Thanks.
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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2011, 12:35 PM »

Nich looking kite

Have you tried it in high winds?
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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2011, 01:37 PM »

Thanks!

Yes I tried it in pretty high wind (can't tell you what it was though because I couldn't measure it).
It was pulling so hard I decided to pull it down.
But it took me 25 minutes to pull the darn thing down because I could barely wind the line on the circular winder!

Despite that and although the spreader of the wings was flexing a lot, it suffered no damage.

On the other hand it needs not much wind to go up.
It is quite fun to fly actually.

N.
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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2011, 06:46 PM »

Nice graphics design.

I learned the hard way not to wind in a kite using the line spool. It will cause the line to be under too much tension and it will crack the spool.  The best method to bring down a kite in high wind is to hand-over-hand "walk" down the line leaving the line on the ground and then wind the line on the spool once the kite is down.
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« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2011, 08:27 PM »

Ara, that kite is gorgeous! Oh man, I'd love to make a kite or two-- this one would be just perfect.

Thanks for sharing with us,

Nancy
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« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2011, 10:51 PM »

Nice graphics design.

I learned the hard way not to wind in a kite using the line spool. It will cause the line to be under too much tension and it will crack the spool.  The best method to bring down a kite in high wind is to hand-over-hand "walk" down the line leaving the line on the ground and then wind the line on the spool once the kite is down.

Thanks for the tip bakerworks.
However, one of the problems I was having that day was that I could not grab the line with the hands because it was so tense I was afraid it would cut my skin...
So I decided to grab the spool and start rotating it little by little and with patience I finally brought it down  (as you can see it is one of those circular ones with a hole in the middle).
I guess perhaps I should always have a pair of gloves with me...
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« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2011, 10:53 PM »

Thanks Nancy.

BTW if anyone is interested, I also have the plans in PDF format in better resolution than the image I uploaded (the forum does not allow uploading PDFs and images can only be 100Kb).
So please PM me if you want me to send it to you.
Cheers,

N.
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« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2011, 02:34 AM »

very nice looking kite.
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« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2011, 02:05 PM »

Glad to here its high wind ability.

Look forward to building one.
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« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2011, 06:35 PM »

Good job and nice build for your first kite.

Next time, anchor the kite to a spike or a pole. Something that can take the pull, Conyne's can pull like trucks
as you found out. Use a carabiner or hand over hand method to bring the kite down, never use the winder, they can,
and will break under all the stress. Conyne's also make great lifter, add some sky trash, add some color to the sky. Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2011, 01:27 AM »

Hi ainokea,

Thanks, indeed I now experienced their pull. I was already aware about it when I started looking at which kite I wanted to build as my first. I saw they were used for aerial photography when no other methods were available.
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/nca/1906/kap/
Also it is really funny that the man that invented it (Silas J. Conyne) was pulled about 100ft away from his original standing point by a strong gust of wind!
http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F50E1FFF3C5B11738DDDAB0A94D0405B808CF1D3
Of course that was a 4.2m high (14ft) Conyne kite!!!!

So one better be careful  Wink
Although this is a small-sized Conyne and I doubt it would lift an adult.

About lifting things, on our Catalan National celebration day I lifted a Catalan flag with it above my town (not too large but it wasn't a very windy day either).
Cheers,

N.


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« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2012, 03:19 PM »

Here I add the bridle points of the Conyne.
I forgot to do so in the firs image I posted and I did not find a way to change that image in the first post, so I include it here.

Enjoy!

N.

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