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« on: February 02, 2012, 08:53 PM »

I was given a giant delta kite. The bag says Joel k scholz signature series by go fly a kite. Can someone give me assembly directions?
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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2012, 08:55 PM »

Please
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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2012, 09:47 PM »

Giant is not very descriptive. Could be anywhere from 8 to 20 feet in size. If you spread it out you can measue it.
 
I have a 20' Joel Scholz kite. It has a smaller bag inside the kite bag for all the rods. My kite has two spreaders and looks a little strange. Only one way to insert all the rods. I can see your confusion if you model is the same as mine.

I'll be glad to help, can you provide more information or pictures?
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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2012, 10:15 PM »

A Raptor, perhaps?
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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2012, 08:50 AM »

Here is my Raptor and lovely wife. love them both  Smiley






The blue bag has the fiberglass rods. 12 rods in total, labeled them with masking tape. First time assembly looked like trying to find the right rods when put together a large tent.  Sad
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« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2012, 09:48 AM »

Yes it is a raptor
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« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2012, 11:02 AM »

Yes it is a raptor


What size is it? This is an 8 foot or 20 foot version?

If it is the 20 footer here is the drawing I found by Roger Horne
http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2187945960059849425BngEmW

From a thread on AKA website http://www.aka.kite.org/kite-talk-forum/topic?id=78

Sort out your rods you will have 5 sets
  • 1 Center keel
  • 2 Leading edge sets
  • 1 Long cross spread
  • 1 Short cross spreader


The cross spreader go into the rod and hose assembly on the leading edge parts.
You can see the two spreader shadows is the purple section of my picture above.
Set up the rods out of the kite and you can see how they are all connected.

Set up
  • Center Keel rods go in fist
  • leading edge, i belive the center piece must be inserted in the gap 1/2 way in the wing.
  • Repeat leading edge on the other side
  • When installing the cross spreader
  • Assemble all three rods.
  • Install on end into the fitting at the leading edge
  • You will have to bend the cross spreader rods a lot to fit into the other leading edge. Don't wory they will not break. Having another person helps
Remember to label you rods when you take it apart. 

If you have more questions or want pictures of it being put together let me know.
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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2012, 03:28 PM »

nice looking kite imo
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