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« on: May 09, 2013, 08:21 AM »

Well I have the time, materials, and the place so i am starting my first kite build.
I will build a Le Quartz. I have downloaded the plans, cut every thing out, and made templates out of hard board now I am ready to cut the rip stop.
I plan on making at least two of these kites. Hoping one will be good and the other better.
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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2013, 05:49 PM »

Great!   Will you be putting up progress pic's ??  We'd love to see how you go with it Wink  Have fun and good sewing.
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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2013, 08:08 AM »

I have the rip stop cut and one side glued up. I have experienced no big problems.
I will be out of town for a few days. I will try to get some pictures when I get back. It is very easy to forget about pictures in the heat of the battle.  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2013, 09:24 AM »

Where did you purchase the RS Nylon.  I would like to hear about your build results and working with the material.
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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2013, 05:09 PM »

Well, I finished my first build!  Here are a few pictures.http://s248.photobucket.com/user/cascade10101/library/Le%20Quartz%20build
I plan to make another one with reversed colors.  Since I planned on building two, I ordered 4 yards of ripstop in colors and a yard of black.  I have cut out two kites and still have enough fabric left for two more.  Darn!  Smiley
Logged about 5 hours airtime on this one and I like it a bunch.   I am not a good pilot but it flies as good as my zephyr.  I ended up putting about 11 grams of weight in tail.
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