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« Reply #45 on: May 21, 2015, 05:07 AM »

Flying the Magnet 112% open source freestyle/trickkite at the lovely beaches of terschelling. Watch fullscreen in HD!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdO-uSY4Xyo
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« Reply #46 on: May 21, 2015, 09:41 AM »

Flying the Magnet 112% open source freestyle/trickkite at the lovely beaches of terschelling. Watch fullscreen in HD!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdO-uSY4Xyo

Very nice   Grin  than you for posting  Kareloh Smiley The 112% is next in my to do list Smiley
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« Reply #47 on: January 09, 2019, 04:24 AM »

Hi,

I've completed making my Magnet 112% SUL.   This is the first dual line kite I've ever made.  There are a few small mistakes, however it seems like a pretty decent attempt.  All that I have left to do is create the bridle.

According to the build page ( http://www.kareloh.com/kite-plans/magnet-kite/magnet-112-sul/ ) the bridle has these lengths

Upper: 57 cm
Outer: 49 cm
Inner: 63 cm

This this a static (non-adjustable) bridle?
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« Reply #48 on: January 09, 2019, 04:32 AM »

Yes.

I always make a small series of knots at the upper spreader, so the kite can be adjusted for light or strong winds.
(But I have to say: I never use them!)

You can add a keeperline between middle innerleg and upper spreader, just make it a bit loose.



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« Reply #49 on: January 09, 2019, 10:16 AM »

Regarding the bridle, I often do as Krijn does and put a small leader with knots for adjusting.  The other way Iíve tried is to use a single piece for the upper and lower outer legs, then using a locking Prusik to attach the inner leg, you can move the attachment point up or down the outer leg to shorten or lengthen the outer legs relative to one another.  This only works in a relatively short adjustment area (2cm or so) and I would mark the original location so you can return to it if you donít like the changes
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« Reply #50 on: January 09, 2019, 10:59 AM »

Thank you for the help and responses.   I believe I'll try the one piece outer legs with the addition of a single piece inner leg that's described on Ian Newham's bridle page I found.

http://www.iannewham.com/kitedesign/bridling.html

I'll definitely add some extra knots for adjustments on the top outer leg attachment

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« Reply #51 on: January 10, 2019, 10:38 AM »

I finished the bridle last night to the specifications and added the extra knots on the upper leg.   I took my new Magnet XL SUL out for its first flight just 30 minutes ago,   I canít stop smiling, what a super nice performing kite this is.  The bridle was spot on, no adjustments needed at all.   So the extra adjustment knots were a complete waste of time.   I didnít install a keeper line, which I can now see the kite is going to need.   Only hung up the bridle on the yoyo stops two times in the 45 minutes of initial flying, but that was two too many LOL.   I have small finishing touches and some playing around with the tail weights (Thanks again for the super nice brass weight sets Krijn).

Definitely happy with this project and highly recommend anyone to take this on.
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« Reply #52 on: January 10, 2019, 11:14 AM »

Cool! Glad you like the Magnet 112% SUL! I love mine.

The keeper line is there to prevent spine (tail) wraps... don't know if it works for the yoyo stopper issue...

Do you have a picture of the finished kite? I would like to add it to the builds page. I can DM my e-mail adress or just post the pic here.
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« Reply #53 on: January 10, 2019, 12:00 PM »

Hi Kareloh,

I don't have a photo hosting site setup, so send me your email address and I'll send two pictures I have taken today. 

Thanks!
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