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[*] posted on 8-5-2020 at 08:19 AM


The buggy is now all apart.
Zephyr 52.jpg - 41kB

Next up is paint, stay tuned.




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[*] posted on 8-6-2020 at 04:36 AM


Nice job :thumbup:
Can't wait to see it painted and assembled:thumbup:
Wildwood will be here in no time!
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[*] posted on 3-29-2021 at 08:41 AM


Hey all,

I am back from a long time out. Last thing I posted was the buggy was ready for paint. So I took all the parts to my shop at work and it sat there for a while. Now a few weeks ago I finally did paint it.

Zephyr 54.jpg - 26kB This is the primer coat. Also, made a template for the seat.

Zephyr 56.jpg - 26kB

Zephyr 57.jpg - 29kB I then painted it black and took it back home.

Now in my garage I started the fabric work. This is how far I am now.
Zephyr 58.jpg - 38kB

Zephyr 59.jpg - 32kB Zephyr 60.jpg - 31kB Zephyr 61.jpg - 32kB




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[*] posted on 3-29-2021 at 08:49 AM


Here are the fabrics used...
Rail covers and fork bumpers are done.
The seat is in progress.


Zephyr 63.jpg - 28kB Zephyr 62.jpg - 25kB Zephyr 64.jpg - 36kB

Zephyr 65.jpg - 31kB Zephyr 66.jpg - 29kB Zephyr 67.jpg - 30kB Zephyr 68.jpg - 38kB

The top of the seat is done... Next up is the bottom of the seat.




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[*] posted on 3-29-2021 at 09:14 AM


Beautiful work!



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[*] posted on 3-29-2021 at 09:22 AM


Fantastic work as always Jack :thumbup:.:thumbup:
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[*] posted on 3-29-2021 at 05:24 PM


Very impressed! Those wide tyres make it bad to the bone. Don't leave us hanging though. We need a video.
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[*] posted on 3-29-2021 at 11:45 PM


Yup, video is mandatory!!

Toptip: use transparent kitchen foil under the sidebar covers so any water won't soak the isolation u used on the sidebars.
But it looks REALLLY good!!






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[*] posted on 4-1-2021 at 08:10 AM


Thanks all for the kind words.

As for the video.... I hope to have this thing done, well at least done enough to ride, in a few weeks. I am planing on getting to the Wildwood Buggy Bash and hope to give this thing its maiden voyage.

As for the video I do not have a camera to mount to the buggy. But, maybe some one at the bash would record for me. Or maybe I could use a phone holder and just record with my phone. One day I hope to get a camera and a camera mount on the buggy but it is not going to happen for the spring bash. But, I will look in to it.




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[*] posted on 4-1-2021 at 08:13 AM


Quote: Originally posted by jantie  
Yup, video is mandatory!!

Toptip: use transparent kitchen foil under the sidebar covers so any water won't soak the isolation u used on the sidebars.
But it looks REALLLY good!!


Thanks for the tip. I will give it a try.




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[*] posted on 4-1-2021 at 08:18 AM


Here is the bottom part of the seat...

Zephyr 69.jpg - 34kB Zephyr 70.jpg - 25kB Zephyr 71.jpg - 30kB

Later today I hope to put the two parts together and the seat will be complete. Then the Bag and the Fender. And maybe a phone mount, maybe.




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[*] posted on 4-1-2021 at 11:12 PM


looks proffesionally good!!!





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[*] posted on 4-5-2021 at 06:37 AM


Put some time in this weekend. Here is the rest of the seat.

Zephyr 72.jpg - 24kB Zephyr 73.jpg - 43kB

With a complete seat my test pilot leaps into action.:lol:

Here I finished the bag and installed.
The bag has space to hold 3 kites plus some extras (6.5M, 5M, and 4M)
Zephyr 74.jpg - 25kB Zephyr 75.jpg - 26kB Zephyr 76.jpg - 30kB





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[*] posted on 4-5-2021 at 06:52 AM


Here is a Driveway test run!

My son recorded it with his phone.

https://youtu.be/YWIirCEzwm0[/youtube






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[*] posted on 4-5-2021 at 08:52 AM


Looks like another sweet ride Jack :thumbup::thumbup:. Although your test pilot seemed to look a little concerned :lol:

Nice work!
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[*] posted on 4-5-2021 at 12:05 PM


I'm curious about the handling when pulled by a kite.
The length of the buggy in comparison with yours as can be guessed on the video I would say you're gonna experience understeer..
Especially when your loading the 'trunS-P-A-M-L-I-N-K-...

My buggy needed to be extended at the rear because I had a 14 kg weightloss. The extension are 5.5 inch and that made a difference between oversteer and balanced.

When is the first testrun scheduled?






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[*] posted on 4-6-2021 at 02:47 PM


Quote: Originally posted by kteguru  
Looks like another sweet ride Jack :thumbup::thumbup:. Although your test pilot seemed to look a little concerned :lol:

Nice work!


Hey Dean, I think he herd about the wheel coming loose on my other buggy at Nahant. I tried to tell him that was not going to be a problem but he insisted that I go first.:lol:

See you next week.




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[*] posted on 4-6-2021 at 03:09 PM


Quote: Originally posted by jantie  
I'm curious about the handling when pulled by a kite.
The length of the buggy in comparison with yours as can be guessed on the video I would say you're gonna experience understeer..
Especially when your loading the 'trunS-P-A-M-L-I-N-K-...

My buggy needed to be extended at the rear because I had a 14 kg weightloss. The extension are 5.5 inch and that made a difference between oversteer and balanced.

When is the first testrun scheduled?


Hi Jantie, I am curious about the same things... I have some adjustment in the front, about 100mm, and actually do need to move it forward some maybe fifty. Also the seat can move forward or back about 50-75 mm. I don't really know how it will work out.. just taking a guess.

But the good news is I plan on going to the Wildwood Buggy Bash next week and then I think I will have a good idea of how the buggy will behave. Also, there are great pilots there with a lot more experience and knowledge then me, and they are good at helping and explaining the why and the how.

I am really excited about getting it out on the beach.

Oh and I did get that cam so hopefully I will have some videos to share.




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[*] posted on 4-6-2021 at 10:57 PM


:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:





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[*] posted on 4-20-2021 at 01:06 PM


Here is the completed buggy at Wildwood

Zephyr 77.jpg - 57kB Zephyr 78.jpg - 43kB

It handled good.. We did not have great wind conditions, mostly off shore and gusty.

Being an inexperienced flyer I stayed on the conservative side and had to walk back a few times.

Overall it was good.

In a few weeks I plan on attending the JIBE, hoping for on shore wind to really get a good feel for how this rides.




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[*] posted on 4-20-2021 at 02:33 PM


:thumbup::thumbup:





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[*] posted on 4-20-2021 at 03:47 PM


Jack looking forward to seeing you at JIBE.
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[*] posted on 4-24-2021 at 06:49 AM


Hi Brian,
Looking forward to it!
We plan on getting there Monday afternoon.
See you there!




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[*] posted on 4-27-2021 at 04:47 AM


Jack, I was very impressed with your build. What a great looking ride! Amazing work of art!



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[*] posted on 5-4-2021 at 07:54 AM


Thanks Mark, It was good to see you man.



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