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Author Topic: Doug Stout's Arrow Canard build (split off from the Stunt kite design tool)  (Read 347818 times)
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« Reply #600 on: October 15, 2018, 09:30 AM »

breezin,

Mike was flying to the song "Bali Hai" from the movie South Pacific.  Mike likes to dress to accent his music and routine.

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« Reply #601 on: October 16, 2018, 07:26 AM »

Well there went 3:41 minutes of my life. Beautiful  Smiley.
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« Reply #602 on: November 08, 2018, 06:52 AM »

For those of you who do not receive AKA Kiting Magazine, the following link provides access to download my article on bridle lines for single line kites, single line glider kites and dual line stunt kites.  Enjoy!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/16_QWoU-o-dVTwYFDb9KxKgmGPdJQUXBn/view?usp=sharing

Your in kiting,

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« Reply #603 on: November 08, 2018, 07:03 AM »

The following provides my updated flyer for my swept forward wing glider kites.  If you are interested in one being constructed one for you, just drop me an email or PM so one can be completed before the up coming end of the year holidays.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1naUc3meXxRn_zBLINx8ZViHJSNsKl609/view?usp=sharing

Regarding my new Raptor 48, I am presently tinkering with the bridle where the kite now has an adjustable bridle to assist in the process.  The flight performance is what I was hoping for and I just need to refine the bridle to optimize flying line control.  Thank you!

Yours in kiting,

Doug


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« Reply #604 on: November 30, 2018, 07:11 AM »

Lining up my winter development construction projects.  Based on the great flight performance of my Raptor 36M and Raptor 48F single line swept forward wing glider kites, I scaled up the design to version with a 74-inch wing span.  The wing span was selected to allow me to use one-meter lengths of the CST DPP 0.157-inch OD carbon tubes for the wing spars.  Five years ago I designed a X-29 canard glider kite using the outline of the lifting surfaces for the actual NASA X-29.  I never found time to build it due development of my single sail swept forward wing glider kites.  I dusted off the design and refined the panel layouts, which I will build this winter.  This canard glider kite will have a 42-inch wing span, like my Rapere canard glider kite.

The attached pictures show my completed Raptor 48F and the color layouts for my Raptor 74F and X-29 Canard.

Yours in kiting,

Doug

Doug Stout's Raptor 48F


Doug Stout's Raptor 74F Color Layout


Doug Stout's X-29 Canard Color Layout
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« Reply #605 on: January 04, 2019, 07:43 AM »

Happy New Year!

Before the long holiday break, my source of Dyneema Composite Fabric (fka Cuben Fabric) had it in red (0.7) at a density comparable to the blue (0.51) that I use for the center panel of my 36 inch wing span swept forward wing single line indoor glider kites (Bird of Prey, Viper and Raptor).  My source is Ripstop by the Roll.  The following provides the path to view what they have in stock for this fabric:  https://ripstopbytheroll.com/collections/dyneema-composite-fabric.

My source identified the color as pink, but it's really light red with the shade like the blue that I use.  Due to the thin nature of the fabric at these densities, the dye color will produce is a lighter shade.  I ordered a length of this fabric to give it a try and build a new Raptor 36M with it.  The following picture is of this build in process on December 29, 2018.  I finished building the new Raptor 36M on January 30, 2018 and it weighs about the same as my version with the blue panel.  It balances were desired without needing the 0.1 grams of nose weigh that is needed for the version with the blue panel.  Will test fly it next week.

Yours in kiting,

Doug

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« Reply #606 on: January 04, 2019, 07:57 AM »

that is an outstanding color! .....very very nice....
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« Reply #607 on: January 04, 2019, 10:52 AM »

Sweet layout sir.
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« Reply #608 on: January 05, 2019, 09:04 AM »

Rob and John,

Thank you for the kind words.  The following provides a picture of the completed Raptor 36M with the red center panel, next to the Raptor 36M with a blue center panel that I have been using for indoor competition for over a year.  They both weigh 8.2 grams.

Yours in kiting,

Doug


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