I hope you can put some time on these birds before sending them across the pond. Would be great to see what they can really do in a video.
Ok, thanks for that. I like to fly them to check the bridle and weight. A video? Maybe.
What glue do you use? There are so many I'd like to know which you feel is best. Thx
I do use a Pritt-roller, like this:
You can make strips of glue, with a width of 6 mm: exactly what we need!
I do not glue the entire seam, only a bit every few centimeters. It works great. I also use this glue for the Leading Edges and all the reinforcements. I doesn't stick to the needle of the sewing machine.
Loads of work for the pin-striping, isn't it?!
Do these sails have a curved spine seam?
If so, how do you go about the glueing and sewing?
This is a step I am always anxious about... I don't know whether I'm giving the right curvature or not...
The pinstriping isn't that much work. I takes some time to make the 8mm-strips, but that's all. And I think some kites look fantastic with pinstriping. Especially kites with straight lines; like the Sixth Sense.
Sorry, no curved spine. But I've got experience with that (Essence, Quartz, B'Zar), but I never saw it as a problem. If you have finished the two halves of the sail, just overlay the two part with the 6 or 7mm asked for. Also after the bend. Glue it, stich it. Yes, it will bend upwards, but just ignore that; it will be okay if you tension the kite.