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Author Topic: My First Kite Build (SLK)  (Read 3083 times)
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« on: January 20, 2013, 09:05 PM »

I made this kite from modifying and blending a few plans.
It is about 10m in length (32 feet)

Ripstop Nylon Fabric (about 6m of Fabric I think)
6mm Fibreglass frame.

It is very steady in the sky in moderate winds and up.
It does have a low flying angle though.

I wanted something simple but longish for my first build.
I am considering adding more colour to it, but I am not sure.

Hope you like it...

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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2013, 06:01 AM »

Interesting, an "Aussie" sewing a "Limey" green kite  Wink

It brings to mind a Monarch butterfly caterpillar without the stripes...

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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2013, 06:14 AM »

that should be super stable with the tail and with the shape of the head being swept that bow done by diherdral fittings or is it a tension line holding the edges in?

Very cool looking....'you done well!'

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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2013, 08:16 AM »

Nice. I like to see the tails.
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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2013, 09:22 AM »

Well done. 

Fine first effort and a totaly new design as well.  Grin

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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2013, 10:03 AM »

I would not touch the colour. I find it great!
And if you put in more colors I think you will fragment the huge beautiful flying surface.
You should publish the plans...

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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2013, 04:01 PM »

Wow! Thanks for the great response.

Thanks Whitebirdlover,
"Limey" Hehehe.
The Fabric was chosen because it has High Vis Aspects.
It does "Caterpillar crawl" in low winds.

Thanks Theif,
It does hold Stable in a wide variety of winds.
I used 3 Dihedrals on the head.
I wanted to keep away from bow-lines on my first kite.

Thanks Tmadz.
I am a big fan of Tailed kites.
Also thanks for telling me about this froum, on that other forum.

Thanks Wayner,
I would not call it "New" it is a combination of stuff I liked.

Thanks Ara Ararauna,
Thanks for the Advice, I will leave it "As Is".
I could collect my notes into a proper Plan if anyone is interested.

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