GWTW Forum
April 24, 2014, 04:31 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
   Home   Help Forum Info Login Register Chat  
Welcome to the GWTW Forum.
Guests (non-registered users) can view the forum but are unable to post.  If you don't have anything to say then why would you bother to register?
One of the most popular sections of the GWTW Forum has long been the Swap Meet.  A great place to sell old, seldom flown kites or to get great deals on used (gently flown) kites.  Only registered users can see the Swap Meet section, let alone wheel and deal.  1000's (literally) of kites have changed hands thanks to the Swap Meet.
There are several more benefits to being a registered user, but you'll have to join our little community to find out all the "secrets".
Questions or concerns?

Pages: [1]   Go Down
Author Topic: Vortex plan without panels in SVG  (Read 456 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Trade Count: (0)
Offline Offline

Posts: 8

Location: Ft. Collins, CO

« on: June 14, 2012, 12:20 PM »

So, I am planning to build Christian Derefat Vortex, but I wasn't a big fan of the panel layout. 

I imported the vectors into InkScape, a free/open source illustration program (for those of you that didn't know).  I removed the panels and migrated objects onto different layers.  The sail is just an outline now, ready for me to draw panels at will in InkScape.

Because I can't be the only one who is interested in doing this, I figured it might be nice to make the SVG file available to anyone who wants it.

Here's a link:

The link points to a file that is available to anyone with the link.  You can get a copy of Inkscape from

I left in the fabric grain markings from the original pattern so you can use them as a guide for your own panels. 

The page size is now 54 inches by 36 inches, so plotting will require a 36" wide plotter, but in the USA that's a pretty common size.


-Kent W.
Trade Count: (0)
Offline Offline

Posts: 8

Location: Ft. Collins, CO

« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2012, 12:41 PM »

Oops!  Broken Link!

Here's a new one!
Pages: [1]   Go Up
Jump to:  

items purchased through the links below help support the forum

Our forum is made possible by the good folks whose ads appear in the right margin of the forum and by the members of our community (PayPal donation button at bottom of the page)
In case you missed it each ad is linked to the sponsors web site.  So please, take a moment and visit our sponsors sites as this forum wouldn't be possible with out them. >>>
Interested in running an ad for your business or kiting event?  Contact Steve at for a quote.

member support is greatly appreciated!

Untitled Document
J Hall Photography

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.8 | SMF © 2006-2008, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.2.1 © 2008-2009
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!