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Author Topic: Doug Stout's Arrow Canard build (split off from the Stunt kite design tool)  (Read 29370 times)
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« Reply #225 on: August 21, 2014, 08:04 PM »

Dear Fellow Glider Kite Enthusiasts,

The following provides the links to my Bird of Prey 36 made with Cuben Fabric.  For ultra-light gliding, this one is my favorite.  Enjoy!

Links to Plans:

   Bird of Prey 36 Specifications Plan (Updated September 3, 2014):  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_TPx1W-lkmSLWxhei1ETlp4VUE/edit?usp=sharing

   Bird of Prey 36 Pattern for Cuben Fabric Plan:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_TPx1W-lkmSUU4zRXlPcFZxcFE/edit?usp=sharing

Links to Pictures:

   Bird of Prey 36 Nose and Nose Weight Picture:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_TPx1W-lkmScUJRWlVJSTlfQnc/edit?usp=sharing

   Bird of Prey 36 Center Joiner Picture:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_TPx1W-lkmSNnRwcU5Ec2ctZFU/edit?usp=sharing

   Bird of Prey 36 Right Tip and Batten Picture:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_TPx1W-lkmSa2dMOXdhX2dfRWc/edit?usp=sharing

   Bird of Prey 36 Tail Picture:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_TPx1W-lkmSbkt5TWR4WnQ0LWM/edit?usp=sharing

Yours in kiting,

Doug
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« Reply #226 on: August 22, 2014, 07:21 AM »

The posts with the Bird of Prey 24 and 36 plans now have the links for pictures to help you build the kite, if you so desire.  Also, I made minor changes to the construction plans for both kites, so if you previously downloaded the plans, please do so again.  On the Bird of Prey 24, I changed the stitching lines for the nose and tail to a dashed lines.  On the Bird of Prey 36, I added the missing stop below the center joiner, and updated the list of materials accordingly.
Grin

Yours in kiting,

Doug
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« Reply #227 on: September 01, 2014, 08:44 PM »

The attached picture is of Art's custom Bird of Prey 48.  Art also will be receiving a Bird of Prey 24 and 36.  Delivery is tomorrow.

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« Reply #228 on: September 01, 2014, 08:48 PM »

The attached picture is of Art's Bird of Prey 24 and 36.

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« Reply #229 on: September 02, 2014, 04:17 AM »

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« Reply #230 on: September 02, 2014, 07:49 AM »

Steve,

Thank you.  I am going to miss Art's three Birds of Prey (BOP) hanging in my workshop for a period of time, due to the problems with my Singer 645.  I stitched the zigzag on Art's BOP 48 with my wife's machine, then finished his kite with my Singer 604.  Attached is another picture of Art's BOP 48.  I have the replacement top end gear for my Singer 645, and will try and find out why the machine is binding when the zigzag cam is engaged.

I test fly each of my builds before providing them to their new owners.  I test flew Art's BOP 48 yesterday and I have one word to describe the flight:  Wow!  I really like how these glider kites perform, but I am a little bias.  Cheesy

Later,

Doug
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« Reply #231 on: September 02, 2014, 05:15 PM »

Picked the kites up tonight.
Wow, incredible workmanship! And attention to detail.
Cant wait till vacation next week to get these some flying time.

Doug is a super nice person to deal with and ask questions.
Look forward to the next idea...
Thanks
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« Reply #232 on: September 02, 2014, 06:06 PM »

Art,

You are welcome. Grin

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« Reply #233 on: September 03, 2014, 04:30 PM »

I just revised the links to access the updated specification plans for the Bird of Prey 24, 36 and 48.  The update to each plan was very minor, as indicated below:

   Bird of Prey 24 - Added the small Cuben reinforcement to the area where the wing spars enter the wing spar sleeves.

   Bird of Prey 36 - Added the small Cuben reinforcement to the area where the wing spars enter the wing spar sleeves.

   Bird of Prey 48 - Replaced the two values for the length of the wing spars with the single value of 25 1/8 inches.

Yours in kiting,

Doug
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« Reply #234 on: September 09, 2014, 02:45 PM »

Just finished and printed out the sail template patterns for a 96 inch wing span version of my Bird of Prey.  The wing span was selected to allow a full 32.5 inch wrapped tapered carbon tube to be used for the outer wing spar, from the aerodynamic center for each panel to the associated wing tip.  The center of the joiner to connect the inner and outer wing spars will be the attachment point for the wing spar line, which provides the dihedral for this kite.  I will make the kite using six colors of PC31 over the 16 various panels.  I have decided to use the attached pattern/color layout.  As with the BOP 48 and 62 using this layout, I will add white pin stripping to accent the simulated cockpit.  This will be my fall construction project and fun to build.  Looking at the printed out template patterns, this is one big glider kite.  Grin

Update:  After sleeping on it, increased the wing span to 96 inches (a full 8 feet) as indicated above.  I like even numbers and have room at the tips for the extra distance.  Cheesy

Later,

Doug
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