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« on: June 22, 2012, 08:46 AM »

Can any recommend a web site that talks in depth about single line kite bridle design?

I've got a single attachment point on my micro kite right now and I'm wondering if a two point design might be better. The micro kite folks seem to all use a single point so that's why I haven't bothered trying anything else. I'm mostly looking for greater stability.  I've got some side to side rocking action that I'd like to tune out if possible.

Any comments are appreciated.  Thanks

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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2012, 09:18 AM »

how big are you talking?

the side - to - side would be taken out by a 3 legged bridle....and they are harder to do on a miniature....

a two legged bridle is good if you want to be able to adjust it for different flight conditions....

usually you see a single point when the maker knows where the ultimate point is for flight, but also due to you can create any sort of winds you like indoors and so you could just slow the movement down to make the kite fly nicer....

diamond? flat? cellular?
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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2012, 09:31 AM »

Theif,

It's an Eddy and is about 3.75 x 3.75 inches.

So what you're saying is that the only reason to use a 2 point bridle would be to make adjustment easier. Otherwise, if I know a single point location that works well, I should just use that? 

I could make a three point, but like you said, it would be difficult.

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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2012, 10:12 AM »

If you are planning on just using it inside, outside in zero, i would keep the single point.   The dance/wobble/side-to-side will be apparent...but that would be apparent to you....and everyone else will see a super cool miniature kite.

the two legged would just help if you wanted it to fly in real winds stable.....

After seeing other things you have made i cannot wait to see this piece!
(that ring still sticks in my mind as one of the coolest things i have ever seen!)
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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2012, 10:48 AM »


After seeing other things you have made i cannot wait to see this piece!
(that ring still sticks in my mind as one of the coolest things i have ever seen!)

Thanks a lot, I really appreciate that.

I'm pretty sure you guys will like the kite. The box it comes in you'll like for sure. It's just a tad bit over kill.... Cheesy
I'm trying my best to be done by this weekend. Every single step of this project has taken about 100 times longer than I had anticipated. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2012, 11:07 AM »

Hi John,

You may have already seen these, but these pages from Glenn Davison and Tom Tinney have a few nuggets about bridles, though nothing specific about multi-point vs. single point.

Hope there's something there that might help.
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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2012, 11:27 AM »

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[...] The box it comes in you'll like for sure. It's just a tad bit over kill...
I'm expecting it to be precision milled out of a billet of solid Titanium, am I close?  Grin

You know me too well. You're pretty close.  Cheesy

Thanks dude.
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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2012, 11:30 AM »

Hi John,

You may have already seen these, but these pages from Glenn Davison and Tom Tinney have a few nuggets about bridles, though nothing specific about multi-point vs. single point.

Hope there's something there that might help.



I will take a look again, thanks.
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