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Author Topic: Need Tricktail UL Parts  (Read 597 times)
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« on: March 11, 2012, 06:37 PM »

 My leading edge connectors and the sail clips are broken. Are there replacements available? If not what kind of modding can I do?
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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2012, 08:35 PM »

I'm sure Steve will pop in on this one and give you some suggestions, he kept a stable of TTUL's flying for years. If he misses the thread send him an email at steve@gwtwkites.com . You really should replace all those parts with APA's or other LE connectors and hopefully the standoff connectors can be replaced with with Jaco's or another style too, Prism used a similar style at one time, Steve knows what works.

Even if you could find a source for the originals they are as old as yours and ready to break, I bought a new, sealed in the original bag, Utopia a few years back and the fittings broke in an hour after assembling it and hanging it on the wall  Sad  Fine fittings when new but the material didn't stand up over time, nobody knew that then though. Hope they didn't stain your sail.



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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2012, 08:41 PM »

 Good. I don't know which size LE connectors and I was thinking those Jaco clips could work.  I also have a Tricktail Standard. I might have to think about replacing those.
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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2012, 05:02 PM »

THe sail grabber stand off clips are still around and a lot of companies still use them but I agree with mike change to jacos if you can
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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2012, 06:31 PM »

I drilled out TAPA's for the TTUL and used Jaco's for the stand-off sail connectors as they fit the holes in the sail exactly.
Used APA's Jaco's on the Standards.
And ... yes you should change out the standard fittings NOW.
I have probably done this on no fewer than 8 TrickTails.
If you need exact sizes email me and I will double check the sizes for you.
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