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« Reply #30 on: June 03, 2013, 11:46 AM »

Wow, the sixth sense looks really nice...

Would it be too much trouble to change the color scheme now?

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 Cheesy

Kidding, I love it!

I do like the black/charcoal scheme w/ pinstripes.  I have a nice blue color PC-31 and wondered if it would look good if I copied that color scheme exactly, except replace the White with Blue.  Might be a bit much.. not sure.?!?  I still have time to work on multiple SS sails and figured maybe now is the time since this post has compelled me to make more changes to mine! LOL
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« Reply #31 on: June 04, 2013, 07:39 AM »


Do you think I can stitch straight?
No, I can't.

When I use a straight sew, it shows directly how sloppy I am, curves from left to right.
When I use a zigzag, all those little bends aren't noticable! The control is as easy as a straight sew.
And yes, I think it also looks better.
Krijn

Forgot to do this with my Sixth Sense... used a straight stitch and its the one thing i regret.

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« Reply #32 on: June 06, 2013, 10:26 AM »

Is it me or did I notice that there is no Mylar reinforcement on the spine of both kites?  I have always assumed even when plans don't show the 25mm strip of Mylar for the spine it is still required or strongly recommended.  Please let me know if in most instances it is not.  I actually happened to first notice that on the Monster plans and images of the Monster from Christian Derefat.  No Mylar used on spine.  I would have guessed this SS may have been a UL to where spine Mylar wasn't used but I see from the wing pattern the STD model of Mylar was sewn in.  Anytime I can preserve materials I will!  Smiley
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« Reply #33 on: June 06, 2013, 10:59 AM »

It is my understanding that Ken McNeill has personally

sewn over 5000 sails without reinforcing the spine beyond

sewing the normal panels together.
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« Reply #34 on: June 06, 2013, 11:05 AM »

I've done it with my Quartz, as was asked for in the plans.
And the B'Zar UL 2009, also in the plans.
Never again.

None of my kites (I've got a lot [SkysportDesign, Alphakites, Diamondkites, Level One, ViperSportKites, Lumokites,  etc.]) has got the Mylar in the middle.
Yes, I remember Jest of Eve uses it in the Talon.

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« Reply #35 on: June 06, 2013, 11:13 AM »

The JoE Trident has mylar along the spine:

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« Reply #36 on: June 06, 2013, 05:42 PM »

It is my understanding that Ken McNeill has personally

sewn over 5000 sails without reinforcing the spine beyond

sewing the normal panels together.
There are over 5000 blue moon kites out there? That would raise my eyebrow....
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« Reply #37 on: June 06, 2013, 07:56 PM »

Not just Blue Moon.

Don't forget Aerie Kiteworks.

and now Ken McNeill Fab.

The man has been making kites a long time.
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« Reply #38 on: June 07, 2013, 01:14 PM »

Magnet ready. Hmm, no, I still have to make the bag...

Centrepiece. The FluorYellow bridleline fits the kite perfectly! You can also see the bungeecord as tensionsystem for the leechline.


Tail.


Wingtip. I made a loop in the leechline and sew it at the end of the trailing edge. (Not my own idea, I saw it first at a Sugarbaker's kite, but probably someone else did this before him.)


Magnet.



Sixth Sense is still sail only.



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« Reply #39 on: June 07, 2013, 02:37 PM »

Nice, love the Magnet. The matching fluro bridle line is a great touch.
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« Reply #40 on: June 07, 2013, 02:49 PM »

Looking sweet, can't wait to see the Sixth Sense!
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« Reply #41 on: June 07, 2013, 07:18 PM »

It's a beauty,Krijn. I can imagine the owner flying it with a big grin. :-)

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« Reply #42 on: June 07, 2013, 10:46 PM »

VERY TIDY   Kiss
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« Reply #43 on: June 08, 2013, 01:21 AM »

Excellent Krijn!

Looks beautiful and solid.
When is mine coming up?!  Wink  Cheesy  Grin  Roll Eyes
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In my bag...
Duals: NoName (NoBrand), Nexus (Prism), Soul (Flying Wings), Talon UL (JoE), LeQuartz (own build), Illusion Classic (Prism), Aura SUL custom (Skyburner), Sixth Sense STD (Krijn)
Singles: Conyne STD (my design)
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« Reply #44 on: June 09, 2013, 05:47 PM »

Wow! That looks great Krijn!

Flour bridle line does look great.

Sorry my sons birthday party yesterday kept me away from the forums...
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