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« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2013, 06:25 PM »

Dang that looks classy
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« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2013, 06:43 PM »

....I flew a Sixth Sense at the Treasure Island event this year and thought it was a pretty good kite. I may make one of these myself someday. Have fun with it!
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It wouldn't have looked anything like this:

...would it?

Nice job on the 'Sixth Sense'  ...to the 'other' Stu! Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2013, 06:50 PM »

I got a chance to put it in the air a couple of times over the weekend. I must say the winds were pretty crappy the first time I took it out and I was rather disappointed. I took it out today with lower/smoother wind and it flew 10 times better. It is an impressive kite and can fly fairly low for its weight. It is fairly balanced and does the tricks I know fairly well.

I made one change though, between the first and second flights. I switched the 6mm spreader out for a 5mm and I think I like the balance a bit better for my style. My guess is the avia pultruded carbon I am using is a bit heavier than Structil. I also only have 20g of weight on the tail. I think I am going to enjoy taking this one to the beach this summer. A yellow UL might be in my future.
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« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2013, 02:20 AM »

photogbill,
thats a thing of beauty... Tongue .
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« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2013, 05:27 PM »

@ photogbill, Yep......It looked just like that! Hope to fly it again sometime.
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« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2013, 09:48 PM »

about 90% finished with the UL, Ill get a picture of them both together outside soon.



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« Reply #21 on: July 02, 2013, 03:09 PM »

about 90% finished with the UL, Ill get a picture of them both together outside soon.






Can you comment about the frame specs on the UL please?

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« Reply #22 on: July 02, 2013, 03:32 PM »

Here are the specs for the three versions of the UL from the designer's website. I used the PRO specs for this build:

UL version:

Basic:
Sail: Icarex, mylar, dacron.
Leadind edge: 5mm Structil
Upper spreader: 5mm Structil
Lower spreader: p100
Spine: 6mm Structil
Stand Off: 3mm carbon
Ballast on tail: 18g

Competition:

Sail: Icarex, mylar, dacron.
Upper edge leadind: P100
Lower edge leadind: P100
Upper spreader: 5mm Structil
Lower spreader: 3pt
Spine: P100
Stand Off: 3mm carbon
Ballast on tail: 18g

PRO:
Sail: Icarex, mylar, dacron.
Upper edge leadind: 3pt
Lower edge leadind: 3pt
Upper spreader: 5mm Structil
Lower spreader: 3pt
Spine: 3pt 101cm
Stand Off: 3mm carbon
Ballast on tail: 18g
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« Reply #23 on: July 02, 2013, 03:34 PM »

Man the sixth sense look like a nice kite.  I was wondering where I would download the plans in english.  Thank's everyone.
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« Reply #24 on: July 07, 2013, 05:01 PM »

The pair:

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« Reply #25 on: July 07, 2013, 06:46 PM »

   


          Both look good and bookend each other nicely, good stuff.
   

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« Reply #26 on: July 08, 2013, 04:39 AM »

Oh my kite!
Very nice but when i look at them through my peepers there is a shade of green.
Wish i was so lucky.
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