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Author Topic: Invictus Standard Completed (added Ghost UL pics)  (Read 2626 times)
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« on: April 16, 2012, 07:13 PM »

I've been building a couple of Invictus (Invicti?), a standard (color scheme chosen by popular demand a while back in a poll) and an UL Ghost version.  As I near the end of a build, I tend to concentrate on one sail more than the other, so here is the results of the completed Std. version with color scheme chose by vote.







As I get better at building kites, I find that I worry more about accuracy in my stitching, which has resulted in what may be my most accurate build to date. 




Still have some work to do on the Ghost... leading edges and the small details like the spine strap and such.  Frame and bridle are complete and waiting for the finished sail.  I'll post pics of that version later on.
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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2012, 07:26 PM »

looks very very nice. Sewing looks really nice and straight
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2012, 07:59 PM »

very nice.   Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2012, 08:06 PM »

That is sharp  - I love red/black/white/grey on a kite.

Nice job! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2012, 08:45 PM »

Sharp kite nicely sewn.

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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2012, 04:48 AM »

Very nice build, nose detail is excellent.

Good choice of kites as the std and ghost are both great fun to fly.

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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2012, 07:42 AM »

Looks cool.
I'm curious how will fly and opinions about kite. Waiting for movies.
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« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2012, 12:37 PM »

Hi Sugarbaker
                    a great build. Uber workmanship. I like the black stripe on the seams,it gives the panels good definition. The photo of the nose has got me puzzled. Is the spine in a tunnel or is that an illusion from the photography. Again, another great self build.
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« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2012, 06:12 PM »

the spine fits into a pocket in the nose.  otherwise there is no tunnel.  I'll post a photo of the back of the kite next week when I'm off of work for a few days.
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« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2012, 12:43 PM »

Wow! I love it!  Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2012, 06:47 PM »

And the ghost version... UL for those light wind days.  Pretty much the same sail with different frame components and minimal differences in frame and bridle dimensions. 





Nice clean nose.  There is a mylar pocket on the inside that cannot be seen but adds some nose durability


upper spreader patch


Upper spreader connector (TAPAs) with Mylar laminate leading edges


BMK style wing tips. (differing from the Std. in which I used HQ nocks)


simple center leach line tension (same as Std. version). 
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« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2012, 07:29 PM »

Hi Sugarbaker
                   it looks great, the detail is very good with the white rub patch and centre T reinforcement. The mylar LE pocket looks cool. Another excellent build.
         Mike
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« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2012, 01:09 AM »

I have a question how long the tubes You have used the LE?
I had to use a little longer + /-3cm
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« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2012, 01:26 AM »

Oh my...!   Huh

What clean finish!  Shocked

Every single cut, hole, stitch is so darn perfect.

Congratulations! I'm sure they will fly as good as they look.

After seeing this I think I'll never dare build a stunt kite myself...   Cry

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« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2012, 08:32 AM »

I have a question how long the tubes You have used the LE?
I had to use a little longer + /-3cm

My tubes were exactly as the plan called for.  Did you print a full size plan or tape together a plan and templates from the A4 size print outs?  I know in the past, when I have used the taped together method of plan printing, I have had variation in frame size.  The other issue that may come up is how accurately you attach the two haves (or any of the sail for that matter).  I strive for accuracy through my entire build, and I have definitely seen better results as I gain experience (have built about 20 kites now). 
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