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Author Topic: North Shore VIP or ???  (Read 2154 times)
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« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2013, 06:54 PM »

I never thought to realize that using venting material in conjunction with standard sail material in a radius pattern on the TL would act like a diffuser and reduce/eliminate resonance.  You could keep the original boxed angular lines/shape of the vintage kites but gain the features of a radius on the TL.  Cool concept.
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« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2013, 08:55 PM »

I never thought to realize that using venting material in conjunction with standard sail material in a radius pattern on the TL would act like a diffuser and reduce/eliminate resonance.  You could keep the original boxed angular lines/shape of the vintage kites but gain the features of a radius on the TL.  Cool concept.
The curve on a trailing edge can quite a kite some but its the tension created by the camber in the wing tip or leech line is what stops noise normally.  On that kite the venting on the trailing edge acts like a muffler in that it reduces or eliminates the resonance waves in the cloth before they hit the edge. Mylar reinforcement can have a similar effect as you can see on Will's Saber 2.  The mylar in that kite slows the vibration giving it a pleasant low "hot rod" hum instead of the jackhammer sound on some kites.
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« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2013, 04:13 PM »

In our VIPs, one of the triangular panels is vented, whereas in the one we flew today, in addition to the triangular panel, the trailing edge panel and an additional 'band' is vented. So which of the two is the VIP

The second one.

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North Shore Radical Super Vented. Only a few of the NSR Super Vented were built.
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« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2013, 10:40 AM »

I have now added velcroed panels to the venting below the large triangular panels  and flown in lower winds sucessfully with the start of the North Shore roar as speed increases. As I have two of these I only have modifyed one . Well pleased with the greater wind range.
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« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2014, 03:47 AM »

Hi all,

The exact name of the super vented North Shore with additionnal vented band on the trailing edge is "NSR Airkraft (VAK)". 

Two colors were available : red/white/blue and rainbow.

P.S. : how is framed yours Flying Fish : with Prospar tubes ? Thanks.


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« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2014, 06:58 AM »

Thanks Michel!

The VIPs we're using are framed in Skyshark, so have obviously been reframed. Tim, how about your VAK?
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« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2014, 01:54 PM »

Both are framed in Prospar. They start to pull in winds of 25mph+,have flown on 130ft lines in 35 mph.
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« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2014, 09:27 PM »

Wow.  Love to have one of these.
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« Reply #23 on: January 20, 2014, 07:12 AM »

Michel, you are Mr. FYI... Wink
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« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2014, 07:56 AM »

Hehe, funny how they messed up the metric conversation of the kite weights by like a factor of 100
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« Reply #25 on: January 24, 2014, 04:49 PM »

Picture of a R/W/B North Shore VIP Airkraft.

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