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Can I make my own strutless kite?

Postby kitewise » Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:46 pm

I'm just curious and I'm pretty bored with the light wins are upon us for the balance of the summer.
I have a number of older kites in my garage. Any thoughts on removing some struts from one of them? Just for giggles!.
What characteristics would likely be the best? Something with a swept wingtip? What would bethe worst?
I'm so bored........ Need a project.

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Re: Can I make my own strutless kite?

Postby t3rse » Tue Aug 05, 2014 3:53 pm

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Re: Can I make my own strutless kite?

Postby dyyylan » Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:16 pm

No, you can't

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Re: Can I make my own strutless kite?

Postby marlboroughman » Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:36 pm

As you can see in the topic link I just did it with an open c kite and it works. The one improvement I have to do is to make some mini battens like the original you see at the wings, I need them all the way in the middle. But I am using the kite the way it is.

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