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« on: June 18, 2013, 12:27 PM »

Hi all!

New here, just pulled out my old kite bag and all the connectors on the Pandora (11' wingspan) have split. I called the company and verified the spars, spine and spreaders are all 7mm wrapped carbon.

Anyone know of a location to purchase replacements and/or a work around? Kite is one of my favorites and is grounded until repaired.

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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2013, 10:30 PM »

7mm=.275" which sort of falls between the available APA sizes but they are easily drilled out a bit if needed  -  APA-C's look like they way to go

For the stand-off connectors if it used the foldover style forget about them, although you can still find them they are so old that they often break when you first fold them, switch over to Jaco's or the R-Sky screw in type, use APA250 stand-off fittings on the spreader, again you may need to drill them out.

http://www.sysmatrix.net/~mikenchico/Spar_Connectors_Nocks.htm

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« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2013, 07:37 AM »

Thanks, I wasn't sure whether to go with the APA-C and drill or the APA-D and sleeve.   Grin
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« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2013, 10:27 AM »

Plenty of room on the APA's to drill if needed, much cleaner & reliable then sleeving.
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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2013, 10:39 AM »

put them in the freezer for a while, than use the drill

much easier




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« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2013, 07:42 PM »

put them in the freezer for a while, than use the drill

much easier




Krijn

GREAT idea!
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