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« Reply #45 on: June 09, 2013, 08:27 PM »

(Not my own idea, I saw it first at a Sugarbaker's kite, but probably someone else did this before him.)

I have seen a couple variations on this theme for wing tip tension... I don't recall if I've ever seen another kite exactly the way I (and now Krijn) have done it, but as he stated, I can't claim it as an original idea.
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« Reply #46 on: June 09, 2013, 09:02 PM »

(Not my own idea, I saw it first at a Sugarbaker's kite, but probably someone else did this before him.)

I have seen a couple variations on this theme for wing tip tension... I don't recall if I've ever seen another kite exactly the way I (and now Krijn) have done it, but as he stated, I can't claim it as an original idea.

Cool, that means I can snag that design for my next builds... Smiley
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« Reply #47 on: June 12, 2013, 02:12 PM »

Done.

Sixth Sense centrepiece:


Tail (fold-over with velcro):


Nose:


Upper Apa:


Backlit:



Tomorrow/friday I'll check if it flies the same as mine.
Magnet has already flown. Later more, but for now: very satisfied about it!



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« Reply #48 on: June 12, 2013, 02:45 PM »

Looks super good.  Hopefully we'll see a short video on her flight before she comes over the pond!  Every time I see SS's I keep wanting to change my current color scheme.  I may just need to make a few to get the color combos out of my system.  Tongue

**Krijn PM sent earlier, thanks!
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« Reply #49 on: June 12, 2013, 08:54 PM »

You guys are KILLING ME!

I already told my wife I'm thinking about building my first kite. at first she thought I was nuts(mainly cuz I never sewed in my life), now she is almost behind me on it.

your kites are AWESOME!

Her mom owns a quilt store and has $10k sewing machines, we are going to visit in July and I am going to soak her for every ounce of sewing info I can get!

love seeing the pics, keep them coming
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« Reply #50 on: June 12, 2013, 09:04 PM »

 Tongue Tongue Tongue Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Wink Wink Wink Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley

WOWWOWOWOWOW!
Man, that looks Awesome...
Do tell, how did the magnet fly?

BTW: Keep flying as long as you want...no need to rush them over...its getting unpleasantly hot here now.
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« Reply #51 on: June 14, 2013, 02:42 AM »

Do tell, how did the magnet fly?

Ok, here we go:
Your Magnet is better than mine. In any way: I like it a bit better. Last weekend I tried it out at a small festival. It was first out of the bag  Grin.

The precision is very good (it is just a small 220cm kite) and the Yoyo's are a bit faster (which I always like).
I can do a lot of tricks, and so does this Magnet!
Jacobsladders - easy.
Backspins - flat.
Yoyo's - fast.
Tazmachines - easy, flat and fast  Cheesy.
Multilazies - no problem.
CrazyCopter - a bit harder than on mine, but they are there.
Cynique (I had to try) - yes (use firm inputs).
A bit more noisy than my Magnet (may change after a few more flights).

The appearance in the sky is striking. Very nice. The White looks LightGrey, I think we have to blame/thanks the FluorYellow for that.

Someone did shoot some in-flight-pictures, they will come (Monday, I'm not at home this weekend.)



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« Reply #52 on: June 14, 2013, 09:02 AM »

You did an amazing job on these kites- wonderful fun to follow this thread.  I'm looking forward to seeing it fly.

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« Reply #53 on: June 16, 2013, 12:55 PM »

Some pics from Bakel, made by Lars Fakkeldij:

Yes, my car and tent (left). Waking up, grab a kite and fly!
















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« Reply #54 on: June 16, 2013, 02:06 PM »

 Huh   Huh   Huh ...  Huh
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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)
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« Reply #55 on: June 16, 2013, 06:51 PM »

Some pics from Bakel, made by Lars Fakkeldij:

Yes, my car and tent (left). Waking up, grab a kite and fly!
















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I just need a towel now!

That looks incredible in the air!

Maybe should have done the Sixth sense with Flour yellow too :-)

That looks like a great event to be able to wake up and fly...
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« Reply #56 on: June 18, 2013, 12:19 AM »

About the Sixth Sense:
I like it a bit less than mine...
I don't know, it has got another feeling. I think I have to check the bridle. Maybe it needs a bit more weight.
Yes, it did fly and all tricks are there, but all felt a bit less solid than my own Sixth Sense.
Also very bad winds yesterday, very gusty.

I'm not worried (yet), but confident it will fly as good as mine after a few sessions.


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« Reply #57 on: June 18, 2013, 09:54 AM »

Such awesome service get it tuned as well...
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« Reply #58 on: June 18, 2013, 09:56 AM »

....and only slighly shop soiled. Wink
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« Reply #59 on: June 18, 2013, 02:31 PM »

What a saga!  Thanks for showing us this.  Loved every minute of it and the kites look amazing. 

Good winds.  Smiley
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