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« on: November 29, 2012, 01:08 PM »

I borrowed a Sixth Sense Photo and used it as a template in Photoshop to come up with a couple color options I like for possible Sixth Sense build/builds!

What do you think?





And yes...the one panel will be Mylar!  Wink
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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2012, 01:24 PM »

Ah, if only the colors on kites were that pure....

I am a fan of red/yellow combinations and like the mylar.

Red/Yellow Trident:
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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2012, 01:52 PM »

Thanks John! I wasn't always a fan of that color combo until I flew a friends 'Indian' NFX Extend in the sunlight! From that point on, I became a big fan!

So much so that I built a couple of these:
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« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2012, 02:24 PM »

Love the purple one - looks sharp and it a royal color.
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« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2012, 02:44 PM »

Thanks Tom! That was actually the 1st color combo I came up with. I have all the colors of ripstop poly I need but the lavender ripstop I have has is not PC31 and has much smaller checkered weave. I don't think that would be a major issue as to flight characteristics ...after all ...the Mylar panels aren't exactly from the original specs either!
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« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2012, 07:20 AM »

Hey, that's my back yard!  Wink

I like the purple one most.
I don't think the mylar makes any difference, by the way.


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« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2012, 11:18 AM »

Krijn,

Thanks for the use of your "back yard" .... Wink ...Oh yeah ....& your nice looking Sixth Sense! I'm actually making both color versions (one is for a good friend & flying buddy) at the same time. I have all the main panels cut out for the 'purple' one and will start assembling it today with one minor change. I've decided to use charcoal grey in place of the 'lavender' panels. It should look something like this:


 I'm also using a different type of mylar. I'm using the small check-pattern mylar instead of the diamond pattern stuff I used in my illustrations! Here's how the yellow/orange/red one is shaping up:


I have a couple more questions if you or any other Sixth Sense builders wouldn't mind. First did you use a leech line in the trailing edge of yours? Also, there wasn't a 'X' to mark the spots on the upper & lower leading edge for placement of the spreader connectors (only for the yo-yo stopper placement), so I'm guessing that the proper position is 'dead center' in the cut-out box areas of the LE!?

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« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2012, 12:48 PM »

I did use a leech line in both of the SS (a std and an ul).  As for placement of the leading edge connectors, take a look at the separate frame plan that is available (.jpg file I believe) that shows the frame dimensions.  If I recall correctly, one side of the diagram shows the spar lengths for the LE and the other side of the diagram shows connector distance from the nose of the kite.
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« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2012, 06:26 PM »

I did use a leech line in both of the SS (a std and an ul).  As for placement of the leading edge connectors, take a look at the separate frame plan that is available (.jpg file I believe) that shows the frame dimensions.  If I recall correctly, one side of the diagram shows the spar lengths for the LE and the other side of the diagram shows connector distance from the nose of the kite.

OK ...I'll check that out! I saw it but didn't look at it carefully yet! Which one do you like the best ...the std? or the UL? Do they both trick equally well? I was leaning towards doing ULs but not fully decided yet!
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« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2012, 03:15 PM »

I actually don't have a recommendation on which kite to build... ironically both of the SS kites I've built have gone to other people without me flying them.  I'm currently getting ready to build a new Std.  It will be quite a while before I build a UL.  Krijn has both (his Std made by me and UL by him).  He can probably comment on the differences.  Keep us posted on your builds!
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« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2012, 08:39 PM »

I actually don't have a recommendation on which kite to build... ironically both of the SS kites I've built have gone to other people without me flying them.  I'm currently getting ready to build a new Std.  It will be quite a while before I build a UL.  Krijn has both (his Std made by me and UL by him).  He can probably comment on the differences.  Keep us posted on your builds!


I decided to go with ULs for both! Going with the 'Competition' framing of P100s with 3PT lower spreaders!

He's where I'm at with the one that I'll be keeping for myself:

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« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2012, 02:27 AM »

Very nice!
I like the pin striping. Very neat.  Smiley

How do you stick it on the wall though?!?!  Huh
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« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2012, 08:16 AM »

Very nice!
I like the pin striping. Very neat.  Smiley

How do you stick it on the wall though?!?!  Huh

Thanks! I thought the pin striping improved the looks as well! I just hope the 1.5 oz. rip-stop I used doesn't fray too much. I cold cut the strips for the pin striping & didn't have any insignia tape! I haven't sewn the panels yet & hope the extra layer of seam tape doesn't gum up my needle when sewing!

I plan on using a size #80/11 sewing needle, hoping it will not gunk up as much as the #90/14 needles I've often used in the past. ....and liberally applying 'Sewer's Aid' as well.

Does anyone have other suggestions that will help in the future? Would Insignia tape be a better material to use for pin striping?

I also came up with a unique way of making a kite nose while I was making a few L'Organics, a couple years ago! I use semi- heavy duty denier nylon instead of seat-belt material & cut the material out & fold it in a way that doesn't require hot-melting the outer edge. I'm a little pressed for time right now but will post pictures to illustrate later on if anyone is interested.

....and as for hanging the kite on the wall? ...LOL ...a little static electricity in the kite and a few strategic pieces of scotch tape does the trick!  Wink
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« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2012, 12:19 PM »

I also came up with a unique way of making a kite nose while I was making a few L'Organics, a couple years ago! I use semi- heavy duty denier nylon instead of seat-belt material & cut the material out & fold it in a way that doesn't require hot-melting the outer edge. I'm a little pressed for time right now but will post pictures to illustrate later on if anyone is interested.

....and as for hanging the kite on the wall? ...LOL ...a little static electricity in the kite and a few strategic pieces of scotch tape does the trick!  Wink

Hey I'm building my Le Quartz and still have not got a clue on how I'm going to solve the nose step. I would really be interested in how you did it!   Smiley

LOL about the static electricity. I should have thought about it!  Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2012, 12:25 PM »

folding nose
http://www.drachenforum.net/artikel/zeige_artikel.php?id=96
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