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Author Topic: Skynasaur Triple Aerobat/F-36 & SkyFox  (Read 9530 times)
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« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2013, 02:58 PM »

dangit Rob!  That pic reminds me I need to put my Dynakites stack together.  Finally got all the bits for it but it's just been sitting in a cupboard. Wink

I imagine 12 Aerobats would pull pretty good, assuming they hold together.  You might beef up the frames on the first 2-3 of those guys.
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« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2013, 09:43 PM »

the "bridle" bar and bridle on the aerobat that i have is pretty thin...i am guessing it would not hold up against the strain of a 12 stack.....

For DynaKites on a big stack you need to use a "phantom frame" which is a strong frame that holds the bridle lines and the stack lines in position to the stack, but without a sail....John C just shot some pictures of this just last week:


you can see more of the pictures from the flight session and this stack: https://picasaweb.google.com/chilesej/2013Kites?feat=content_notification#5876628793229272002

Ahhh... beautiful kites and excellent pěctures!   Shocked
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« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2013, 09:24 PM »

Here are a few shots of my Skynasaurs by Skyfox... from this past weekend.  The kites are older... purchased from a kiter's widow.  I replaced the "O" rings that held the spars in place and added my own tails.  They require a pretty good wind to keep them up!

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« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2013, 10:52 PM »

Hi,

I have an old manual.  It's sort of an all-in-one thing and seems to have the specs for most or all of the models.  For sure it covers f-36, Aerobat and competition.  I can mail you a copy if you want. 

I am also on the prowl for either a competition or aerobat with the control bar.  New to posting here so i am not sure how the whole messaging thing works so bear with me.
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« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2013, 11:39 PM »

Resurrecting this thread again, as still looking for the bridle measurements of an Aerobat with control bar (as shown in the picture that thief posted). Anyone have the lengths of the various bridle parts?
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« Reply #20 on: December 24, 2015, 09:34 AM »

Good morning; 

     Ah, discussion of older kites. 

     And, no, I do not want to start a new topic for this one.  What I want to say applies directly to the title subject. 

     I do have a Skynasaur Rainbow Aerobat.  I would describe it as "a durable kite."  By that I mean that with its 3/16th inch diameter fiber glass rod frame, you are not going to break it.  However, that also translates to the fact that it is heavy and requires some wind just to get it up into the air.  Then there is the point that the fiber glass rods are also somewhat flexible or bendable.  The frame varies in shape while it is flying as a function of the different stresses on the rods.  This is not a precise kite to enjoy flying.  But there is hope  . . .

     If you want to see a true transformation, take out the fiber glass rods, and replace the frame with a new one made of 0.1880 (3/16th) inch diameter carbon fiber tubing.  I also made a new triple port vinyl tubing nose piece to hold the three frame tubes together at the top.  The carbon fiber tubing is much lighter and really a lot stronger and stiffer to help keep the frame and the sail in the correct shape and position relative to the other parts of the kite.  It does make a difference. 

     With the lighter weight, now I have a kite that can be, and has been, flown on Kite Hill at Magnuson Park here in Latte Land (also known as Seattle) with the winds that we usually get here.  There is a reason why Mark, Scobie, and the other guys at Prism Design started out here making their ultra light kites. 

     Then there is the absolute transformation in the Aerobat when you take it with the new frame out to the beach on the Pacific Ocean in some truly heavy winds.  The Aerobat is not so large that you will be pulled around, so it is more fun to fly under those conditions.  And the new frame; what a contrast!  This is where the carbon fiber tubing shows its strength.  The sail holds its shape in a true Rogallo Wing configuration, and the kite is a joy to fly.  Even with gusts, it holds its course and tracks perfectly.  Yes, the speed varies, but the course does not.  It is also more responsive with the lighter weight and less inertia when turning and stopping.  The precise tracking is what really impresses me. 

     As I said, what a contrast in comparison with the original fiber glass rod frame.  This is one case where the 0.1880 carbon fiber tubing made a real difference in how a kite flies.  Now the Skynasaur Aerobat is one of my favorite heavy wind kites. and that is not because that is what it takes it get it up into the air.  Now it is so much more responsive, and the handling is delightful on 80 pound Spectra line. 

          Enjoy; 

          Ralph, "MultiLineKites" 
          Latte Land, Washington 

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