More Meshing around

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So I've been having quite a bit of fun making kite tails into kites.. Many of you will recognize the first one.. Wanted to share a few others with you. Last one is still in work.

Here are also the flying vids. Enjoy.. Let me know what you think..

 

 

 

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9 minutes ago, riffclown said:

So I've been having quite a bit of fun making kite tails into kites.. Many of you will recognize the first one.. Wanted to share a few others with you. Last one is still in work.

Here are also the flying vids. Enjoy.. Let me know what you think..

 

 

 

Mesh1.jpg

Tails-Trilo.JPG

Image3.jpg

Image1.jpg

2017-03-13 16.33.15.jpg

Looks awesome. Great work.

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Nice!  Looks like a heap of stitching to go in to those vs a standard sail.

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11 hours ago, .Joel said:

Nice!  Looks like a heap of stitching to go in to those vs a standard sail.

Never thought actual thread weight would be a factor :)

 

5 hours ago, nigel said:

Sweet! :clapping:

Thanks

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They look great.

did you use adhesive to keep all your angles true ?

its a great idea and they fly really nice.

 

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Thank you, I don't use adhesive per se.. I use masking tape to hold the shape while I sew like you would use straight pins for normal sewing.. No glue or seam tape has been used to date but I'm considering it for a current build which is of a different design..Outside of that this entire kite is shortcut after shortcut.. (And in all honesty, the angles aren't necessarily true, just "close enough") These kites fly better than they should given all the guesswork that goes into them. I'll chalk that up to luck and not skill. The design is very forgiving in the first place..

I have a few more experiments in "what can i do with just Tails?" planned before moving on to actual piecework.. The Only "not tail" material in any of these sails is the Screen which is regular door screen.. and one has a LE made out of a kite bag instead of a tail.. Most of the LE Sleeves are also the same tail material the kites are made from.. Caps bungees and Frames are either Rev, Freilein, Skyshark or FSD. Depends on the materials at hand when I build..

Not sure how much of the white I'll be keeping in this next one. The Brick pattern might be too prevalant. Planning a full sail instead of a mesh.. (actually hoping to get 4 full kites out of one 96' x 5" Transition tail. will stack them together if possible) These will probably use seam tape in an effort to keep everything very flat.

 

will keep you posted.. :)

 

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