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Author Topic: STX 2.3 leading edge  (Read 550 times)
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« on: January 13, 2013, 12:44 PM »

Does anyone know if the leading edge on a 2.3 is one piece ?
I'm trying to break mine down for travel and  can not seem to separate it.
How do people travel on airlines with full or oversized kites.
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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2013, 03:11 PM »

How do people travel on airlines with full or oversized kites.

They are traveling by train or ferrule the leading edge...  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2013, 05:14 PM »

All the 2.3 standards had a one piece poltruded leading edge. This doesn't really break down. You could cut it in two and add a ferrule, but that will reduce the strength and slightly affect balance.

the Comp version had a two piece wrapped leading edge, which does break down.

When flying I break down my kites and stuff them in a hard-case ski carrier.
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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2013, 09:50 PM »

You could cut it in two and add a ferrule, but that will reduce the strength and slightly affect balance.

I don't think so.

A 2 parts leading edge will be a bit stiffer (but more fragile) than a one part L.E.
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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2013, 01:31 PM »

Cutting a poltruded spar and adding a ferrule will create a stress riser that will make the spar weaker.

Switching the kite over to a two-piece wrapped frame will make it stiffer and maybe stronger depending on the spars used.
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