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[*] posted on 12-15-2017 at 10:43 AM


It has been a while but I made up an npw9 3.5 with lines and handles last week. Here is a picture of the kite.

IMGP1221 by kitemaker42002, on Flickr

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[*] posted on 12-15-2017 at 12:15 PM


Good to see you are back! Nice colors.

Here is my latest project - 3.0 M gkite prototype plan I modified. It is a 7 cell single skin foil. Rather than making a wrap around leading edge (akin to a closed cell foil) I left the leading edge open. This makes the sewing far easier, and Peter Lynn seemed to suggest in his newsletter a while ago, the wrap around may not add all that much performance. It seems to fly quite well, with minimal bridle adjustments. Based on today's small but windy sample, it flies as well or better than my best NPW's. Once all the templates are made it is really easier to build than a NPW. Still might do some more bridle tweaking. Here is a photo prior to installing the bridles. I'm working on a video.

http://www.laboratoridenvol.com/projects/gkite/gkite.en.html





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[*] posted on 12-15-2017 at 04:42 PM


Here's my videos.












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[*] posted on 12-27-2017 at 04:50 PM


I am working on a depower nasa wing. I am about to start to bridle the kite. Not sure when I will be able to fly it with the weather being so bad. I will keep everyone informed on my progress.

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PKD Brooza\'s 2, 3, 4 and 5.5 meter
Libre Bora\'s 6 and 7 meter
Libre stainless full race with standard and big foot light wheels
Nasa wings: npw5 0.4, 0.8, 1.2, 1.7, 2.4, 3.1, 3.9, 4.8, 5.8, 6.9 meters
npw9 3.4, 5.3, 6.0, 8.0, 9.0, 10.0, 11.0, 15.0 meters
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[*] posted on 12-27-2017 at 08:21 PM


That would be great. Anxious to see what you have.



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[*] posted on 12-28-2017 at 08:22 AM


I just saw the extended weather report. I thought that it was cold now. Next week even colder. It looks like it will be several weeks before I can take the kite out to check out how it flies.

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PKD Brooza\'s 2, 3, 4 and 5.5 meter
Libre Bora\'s 6 and 7 meter
Libre stainless full race with standard and big foot light wheels
Nasa wings: npw5 0.4, 0.8, 1.2, 1.7, 2.4, 3.1, 3.9, 4.8, 5.8, 6.9 meters
npw9 3.4, 5.3, 6.0, 8.0, 9.0, 10.0, 11.0, 15.0 meters
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[*] posted on 1-8-2018 at 04:39 PM


I built another 3.0 m g-kite, but this time using 3/4 oz fabric (instead of Dollar Tree Prototarp). Certainly helps if get flying in less wind. Otherwise seems about the same. Have some tweaking to do. This video was yesterday in some pretty light winds. I like this design - trying to figure out what to do next, though I'm probably going to try it with my buggy before deciding. It requires a sensitive touch on the brake lines, so I might try a z-bridle.







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[*] posted on 1-8-2018 at 05:08 PM


Very cool Randy... looks like it flies like any other foil yea?



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[*] posted on 1-8-2018 at 05:20 PM


Not as fast as most foils, but has a lot of pull and I think a pretty good window. We'll see how it works with a buggy soon I hope.



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