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« on: January 31, 2013, 09:44 AM »

Hi!
I decided to share my self-built Sixht Sense.
Just finished. Not tested in flight yet.
I changed the panel scheme a bit to add a bit of black to the wings.



Framing specified as STD competition:

Upper leadind edge: P200
Lower leadind edge: P300
Upper spreader: Structil 6mm
Lower spreader: 5pt
Spine: P200
Stand Off: 3mm carbon
Ballast on tail: 25g

The sail is nylon spy (32g/sqm) + dacron instead of icarex.

A few details:

APA


Nose


Stand-offs


Sail grabbers / reinforcement



A few more pictures of the finished kite:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/100231941530540785601/albums/5839379914655262465

And some picures from the building process:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/100231941530540785601/albums/5814877850400257217

Now waiting for the weather to give it a try...

I have to add that I really appreciate all the ideas, solutions and thoughts shared in this forum!
It was a great help while building! Thanks! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2013, 10:09 AM »

Nice build, I do like your additional black panels.  Very slick indeed.  Welcome to the forum.
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2013, 10:31 AM »

Good build... now the fun bit, flying!
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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2013, 10:50 AM »

nice, the black in the wings looks good  Tongue

(but why did you use the mylar reinforcement from the UL in your STD?)


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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2013, 11:03 AM »

Thanks!

(but why did you use the mylar reinforcement from the UL in your STD?)

Krijn

I think I just wanted not to add too much weight to the sail.
The green panels are made of a bit heavy fabric - I think more than 40g/sqm.
The rest is 32g/sqm.
So I reduced the reinforcement to the one from UL.

... and to be honest the reinforcement is the same green spy (2 layers). Smiley

Somehow I have a feeling it should not affect the performance of the kite.

Paweł
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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2013, 11:13 AM »


Somehow I have a feeling it should not affect the performance of the kite


agreed  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2013, 11:26 AM »

Beautiful job Pawel Roll Eyes  Thank you so much for posting all the building pictures, now I can't wait to start building mine  Tongue

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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2013, 09:05 PM »

Very nice job pa79vel on the SS build! You did a fine job! I ike the added 'black' panel as well! Good looking snag-free nose too!
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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2013, 02:26 AM »

Good looking snag-free nose too!


Thanks photogbill!
Works great!
I only made a small mistake which I need to change.
I made the pocket for spine a bit too loose, so the nose twists while flying.
Thanks a lot for sharing your solution for the nose!
I have to make it a bit more narrow to get a close fit to the spine rod.
Hope it helps...

I posted a short video here

Best,

Paweł
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« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2013, 04:18 PM »

Wow!! What great looking kite Tongue. I really want to build a kite,but i've no skill at it.. Cry
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« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2013, 07:46 AM »

Try tommymcmillan!
It is not that difficult and brings a lot of pleasure Smiley

Waiting for your first build photos! Wink
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