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« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2012, 12:38 AM »

Ramin is a type of white wood similar to pine in properties.  PRetty much any 5/16 or 3/8 dowel you can get at a hardware/craft  store will work.  Smaller then that and they tend to be too flexible.
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« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2012, 12:32 AM »

I can only find beech wood dowels around here.   Sad
I will try those and see whether they are sufficiently strong, flexible and light...
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« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2012, 06:45 AM »

Ara, Beech is a little denser than average hardwood, but as a result, it is also has a little stronger stiffness and bending strength. They should do the job, especially if you're building a larger kite.
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« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2012, 08:14 AM »

Great, I now have them and look really nice on the kite.
The Delta Conyne is now finished:



I finally used organdy cloth, which is in fact a type of muslin but in this case a mix of cotton and polyester so that it doesn't shrink.
For the dowels I used a mix of bamboo canes (wing laterals and tensor) and three beech rods (for the vertical structure).

Hope it flies well and can hold up a small smartphone to make some aerial photography with GSM connection for my brother's contemporary art project...

Thanks for all the help guys.
I'll report on the flying when we get to try it.

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« Reply #19 on: December 31, 2012, 09:02 AM »


Nice looking. Expect she will be an effective lifter for your brother KAP efforts.
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