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« on: December 30, 2012, 03:48 AM »

What is the distance between kites on a factory stack of Prism Microns?  I am beginning a stack with two & will maybe stop at seven, all red.
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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2013, 04:59 PM »

Kiteking told me, four feet plus pigtails.  It's on the Prism site too.  When you start out you just need to wade in to the mayhem I guess..
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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2016, 03:03 PM »

Two years later this is how the Micron stack actually turned out.  It uses stock length link lines.  It still has the potential to grow.  I am thinking three of each color.  Some extra Micron & Nexus bridles turned into needed link lines.  SHBKF



Here they are in a Micron stack bag.

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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2016, 03:20 PM »

There is a lot of stress inflicted on the lead kite's stock framing once the stack gets larger. You might consider beefing it up.


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« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2016, 05:32 PM »

OEM Prism stack lines for the Micron can be purchased as a complete set.

http://www.awindofchange.com/product/primic-stack.html

If you weren't already aware.  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2016, 05:39 PM »

There is a lot of stress inflicted on the lead kite's stock framing once the stack gets larger. You might consider beefing it up.


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I have run into that issue with my TRLBY stack.  Did not have a special frame or bridle for the lead kite of just six & the bottom of the lead kite would deform when the spine bent.  I replaced the spine with a carbon reinforced tube of considerable strength. Had to ream the fitting a bit but that was the only issue.



Have the TRLBY stack up to nine now with no further issues.  I remember the old Dynakite site showing a metal ghost frame available to act as the stiff frame needed for the twelve stacks.  I have doubled up bridles on some stacks to get more bridle strength where I did not have heavier bridle line on hand.  I found out the there are variations in bridles from otherwise seemingly identical factory made kites.  Currently stacking some Revolution Sportwings, 1.5's.  They have the famously interchangeable frames so that will be helpful.  Shouldn't be too hard too come up with beefier rods for the little Micron.  Any suggestions?   SHBKF

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« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2016, 05:47 PM »

OEM Prism stack lines for the Micron can be purchased as a complete set.

http://www.awindofchange.com/product/primic-stack.html

If you weren't already aware.  Grin


Thanks!  The first stack I ever made was using home made link lines & that was quite an effort.  Later I found that Prism had three lengths of link line sets available.  I am actually using the longest version of Prism link lines for stacking my Revs.  I just had to buy enough sets to make the extra connections on the 1.5's.  I have read that the center of the leading edge may not need a link line for a three stack.  If I can get my nerve up I may stack these three kites.

Blast, Power Blast 2-4 & Power Blast 4-8.  That would be a progressive stack for sure.    SHBKF


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« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2016, 11:24 AM »

Awesome for the rev power stack.  Let  us know how it works out for you.  Also, nice pinball machine. Smiley
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