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Author Topic: Le Quartz build, color scheme poll.  (Read 2820 times)
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Lou
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« Reply #30 on: June 27, 2013, 03:01 PM »

Any particular brand of hole punch device your using.  I've bought a couple from Lowes and Home Depot but they don't seem to work well.  They rever punch a clean hole first time.  Any ideas on what brand to purchase.  Hot iron hole burns still give me a stress attack!  Grin
Something that might help you is the Hot Tack tip i gleaned from the kite studio forum...

grab your cool soldering iron.....and have handy a bunch of springs that might fit over the tip against the should where the tip screws into and also will extend below the tip....
when you find the correct spring for you the setup will look just like an old school clicky ball point pen....

then when you find the location where you want your hole you can push gently down on the spring to make sure you are centered as you wish to be....then lightly push the iron downwards....when you have made the hole sufficient as you release the iron it should gently come back upwards thanks to the spring (well of course)....and it should be a smooth motion that will limit the amount of side to side movement you have with the hot tip!

Now that's a slick appaaratus.  I do like the spring action allowing some sort of control over deptth.  That's where I was have some fear with going too far and making the hole much to large..  Thanks!
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« Reply #31 on: June 27, 2013, 03:42 PM »

This would be my design.  Smiley

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« Reply #32 on: July 05, 2013, 11:52 AM »

Here are pics of my first of two LeQuartz builds.  This was my personal favorite color scheme.  Frame and bridle (bridle not on kite yet) are repurposed from the very first Sportkite I built.





Wing tips in the style of Lam Hoac


Very NIce! Sharp looking and excellent build!
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