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« on: April 07, 2012, 03:19 PM »

Hiyas,

A little something from friday:

Scalpel Kite




Wingspan is about 2.2m weight 180grams.
Wind in the video is around 5km/h with gusts up to about 10km/h. line is 40lbs 35m PowerPro Hollow Ace.
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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2012, 03:47 PM »

An Ultra Light Speed Kite.
That was way cool.
Is this a commercially available kite ?

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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2012, 05:59 PM »

Andre you are amazing......
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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2012, 07:44 PM »

An Ultra Light Speed Kite.
That was way cool.
Is this a commercially available kite ?

Denny

Me like.  Smiley Smiley Smiley

Hope it is commercially available. If not, plans?

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« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2012, 07:54 PM »

Nice.  Where do I place my order?  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2012, 12:18 AM »

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This is so far not a commercial kite, its my kite for low wind for the speed contest next weekend.
and i doubt it would be possible to make it commercial in its current configuration. The sail material I made myself and I have no idea how long it will last. Hint: 3DL sails.
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« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2012, 01:09 AM »

Spectre, Colibri, Scalpel, you're really on a roll! Can't wait to see what's next.
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« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2012, 10:56 AM »

Well, some day i should develop one of them to the end Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2012, 03:18 PM »

Some more videos from the test flights today,

first the sul, at the begin you can see nicely how crap our winds are most of the time. Zero to 10km/h+

Scalpel Kite 080412


Second the strong wind version smaller and a lot stiffer, flies surprisingly early as well.

Scalpel 1 Kite


Its about 1.8m wingspan and twice as heavy as the sul also with a lot less profile, if can call the thickness of a finger profile lol.
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« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2012, 01:04 PM »

Little cell phone video of the latest model:

Andre Eibel Scalpel at 2 bft


Enjoy.
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« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2012, 01:13 PM »

Two small but nice videos of the SUL in action at under 1mph winds, closer to 0 actually Smiley

https://vimeo.com/51824763

https://vimeo.com/51822427
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« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2012, 11:30 AM »

And again,

https://vimeo.com/51863769

wind was around 5km/h, pretty stable, 35m lines, 40lbs.
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« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2012, 07:24 AM »

Two small but nice videos of the SUL in action at under 1mph winds, closer to 0 actually Smiley

https://vimeo.com/51824763

https://vimeo.com/51822427

Something's wrong with that second video. I just see blurred lines.
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« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2012, 09:10 AM »

Works fine for me and all others that have watched it.
But its not much, just shows a 360 flown with the kite.
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