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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:25 pm    Post subject: Online sportkite workshop Reply with quote

I'm "teaching" a few fellows over at Nosediver's stunt kite forum. If anyone's interested you can follow along here.

http://nosediversstuntkiteforum21516.yuku.com/forums/75

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Here's some updated links since our forum was switched over to Yuku last weekend.

Materials list and Creating templates

Cutting and Taping the sail

Adjustments and sewing

Mylar reinforcements

Finishing the sail part 1

Finishing the sail part 2

Framing & Bridles

Q & A thread

All links to threads except for the last one are very picture intensive and will require a better connection than dial-up.

It's Complete!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Fool , looks like an interesting thread , I have always wanted to make a Thornback II. Thanks for sharing.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I should note that the kite I'll actually be building for this work shop is my own design, but the techniques to build any sport kite from an online plan are generally the same. You can create whatever kite you feel like from this workshop. The materials needed are specific to the Thornback design though.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's fine by me I have built quite a few stunt kites Wink prior to this, just been sidetracked by single liners and line laundry. It's always interesting to see how other people do it. From the quality of your previous kites I am sure i will learn something. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Next steps are up for anyone following along.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Fool I am enjoying that thread but have a couple of questions if I may:

In the past I have always used a silicone coated Ripstop and not icarex, when using the silicone coated rsn I used to run a thin layer of silcone and glue the sails together and then use the three step zig zag to create lap seams. I am wondering what happens to the double sided tape when you finsihed sewing , do you just leave it there. Sorry if I am jumping ahead.
I have got some iccky which I was saving so would like to try the double sided tape.

Also can you tell me more about the Mohawk and are the plans available.

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You will just leave the tape in the seams after they are sewn. I had to split that thread up, to allow for it to load quickly, so take a look in the kite building section over there for the next steps.

I haven't built a mohawk but the plans are available somewhere on the web. There was a thread about it on the GWTW forums.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's some updated links since our forum was switched over to Yuku last weekend.

Materials list and Creating templates

Cutting and Taping the sail

Adjustments and sewing

Mylar reinforcements

Finishing the sail part 1

Finishing the sail part 2

Framing & Bridles

Q & A thread

All links to threads except for the last one are very picture intensive and will require a better connection than dial-up.

It's Complete!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whew, it's finished... Now to give my fingers and wrists a break from all of the typing... Laughing
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