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Re: Free kite plans on GitHub

Postby PanTau » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:42 pm

Hi Steve,
I added the PDF to the Agilus 10 release.
Looks like you are getting prepared for a long dark winter :D :D
I haven't build a singleskin kite or paraglider but would really like to. Also take a look at http://www.laboratoridenvol.com/.

Karsten

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Re: Free kite plans on GitHub

Postby stevet25 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:28 pm

hey hey hey - brilliant karsten thanks. I think I am just getting soft in my dotage= less than 8 degrees with a northerly windchill and generally I`m finding I`m having more fun with a sewing machine than on the water! What have I become?! :-?

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Re: Free kite plans on GitHub

Postby downunder » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:37 am

Face it, it's a feminine, better (?), part of you :)

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Re: Free kite plans on GitHub

Postby Papiloko » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:12 am

Hi Pantau,

Quick question, regarding the pdf plans on all of them you have a red outline and black when cutting should we use the black? what is the purpose for the red?

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Re: Free kite plans on GitHub

Postby downunder » Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:05 pm

Outer line is cuting, inner is sewing if not mistaking.

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Re: Free kite plans on GitHub

Postby stevet25 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:45 pm

Well this thread has been a bit quiet - maybe we can revive it with sharing the maiden flight of my Cornwall built Agilus strutless 10m. Congratulations Karsten - he flew beautifully straight off the sewing bench - solid canopy, rigid structure, good depower, tight turning. Foiling on a big board with a wind reading of 4/5 knots on the beach - obviously I am so delighted. The speed and quality of the construction has risen exponetially compared with the 7 I built previously, which is still my kite of choice in 8-13 knots. Its not unreasonable to say that these builds are easily comparable in performance compared to proprietary strutless kites i fly - then again i am biased!!

Be good to hear how you are getting on with the Wingworks project Karsten - many thanks for all your help

Here are a few pics and a less than thrilling vid - but it gives an idea

https://youtu.be/X6_T--637Ok
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Re: Free kite plans on GitHub

Postby nixmatters » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:26 pm

stevet25 wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:45 pm
Well this thread has been a bit quiet - maybe we can revive it with sharing the maiden flight of my Cornwall built Agilus strutless 10m. Congratulations Karsten - he flew beautifully straight off the sewing bench - solid canopy, rigid structure, good depower, tight turning. Foiling on a big board with a wind reading of 4/5 knots on the beach - obviously I am so delighted. The speed and quality of the construction has risen exponetially compared with the 7 I built previously, which is still my kite of choice in 8-13 knots. Its not unreasonable to say that these builds are easily comparable in performance compared to proprietary strutless kites i fly - then again i am biased!!

Be good to hear how you are getting on with the Wingworks project Karsten - many thanks for all your help

Here are a few pics and a less than thrilling vid - but it gives an idea

https://youtu.be/X6_T--637Ok
Great job Steve!!!
I have a question - did you reinforce the trailing edge with a dyneema/spectra line?

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Re: Free kite plans on GitHub

Postby kitejumping » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:58 pm

Anyone here still use foilmaker or surf plan? I think the only reason I would sew another kite vs just buying one would be to make one out of super high end materials like dyneema composite fabric.

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Re: Free kite plans on GitHub

Postby stevet25 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:20 pm

Thanks nixmatters! No leech line, just a strip of 30mm Dacron - used on both my builds so far seems to work well. Are you on a build project?

Kitejumping - as well as the joy and satisfaction of a build there is the option of building in to your own preferences - I love strutless kites and BRM Clouds are very expensive and the proverbial hens teeth in Europe!

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Re: Free kite plans on GitHub

Postby kitejumping » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:29 pm

stevet25 wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:20 pm
Thanks nixmatters! No leech line, just a strip of 30mm Dacron - used on both my builds so far seems to work well. Are you on a build project?

Kitejumping - as well as the joy and satisfaction of a build there is the option of building in to your own preferences - I love strutless kites and BRM Clouds are very expensive and the proverbial hens teeth in Europe!
Yep, to me the time spent on it vs cost of a kite now means I always just end up buying vs making, I have made a ton of kites in the past though, both LEIs and foils. Zero prestige and wingine.nl used to be good resources back in the day, also the foildesign Yahoo group.


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