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« on: May 27, 2012, 06:30 PM »

I have the following three kite tails, from left to right

1) 100 foot skywriter tail
2) 24 foot transition tail
3) 48 foot transition tail



The skywriter tail has a metal grommet while the transition tails have connections that are just sewn in.  I'm wondering if I can safely use the transition tails on a stunt kite, or would the stress on the connector be too much?

Also is the 48 foot tail too wide to use on a stunt kite?  It's 5 inches wide while the other two are only 2 inches wide.

These will be used as tails for either a Prism Quantum or a Snapshot 1.9, if it matters.
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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2012, 07:40 PM »

I'm wondering if I can safely use the transition tails on a stunt kite, or would the stress on the connector be too much?

No worries with sewn in connectors. Will last a lifetime.

Also is the 48 foot tail too wide to use on a stunt kite?  These will be used as tails for either a Prism Quantum or a Snapshot 1.9, if it matters.
Flat tails are easy to fly with as they have little drag. Where as tube tails have more drag and require more lift.

Both kites can lift the wider tail. The Snapshot will have more lifting ability than the Quantum. I have flown my Snapshot with a large 50' tube tail and a 200' foot small tube tail.  Cool

Relax and have fun flying.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2012, 08:02 PM »

I have flown 100' long x 7" diameter tube tails (over 2 pounds),

from many sport kites (Quantum Pro, Vented Katana, Vented Voodoo, etc)

I almost always connect the tail to the center-T area, not the keel tip.

That way, the load goes almost directly into the bridle and the kite

doesn't feel any of the stress.

Friday night (winds gusting near 30 mph)


There is much more stress on the kite from the high speed, high wind turns than the tail would ever produce. Just look at the inside leading edge.  Huh
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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2012, 08:36 PM »

Ah okay, thanks for the quick responses everyone.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2012, 08:41 PM »

except it causes severe heartburn in zippy8 Tongue
You have no idea how strong the urge is to move this thread to Beginners' Corner.

The horror.... the horror....  Cry

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