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#81 Mike

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 07:32 AM

I was going to use 7 link lines, but I ran out of pigtails.

I used to fly my rev II sized stack with only 4 link lines. It was steady and flew well.
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Posted 04 December 2008 - 11:14 AM

Mike.

Does mean you don't fly them any more or you have added more train lines?


Seriously, from the pic it looks like the lines run from the down tubes, correct?

Are they attached at the ends (bridle points) or further inward?

You should know I am going to stack mine.

I just received my package from Corey, (1000' of line)

anybody have any blank winders they aren't using?
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#83 Mike

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 04:14 PM

I don't fly them much anymore. I like my Progressive stack better.
Yup, the stacking lines were attached to the tops and bottoms of the vertical spars. Since it's always flown as a stack, I don't have pigtails, I just larksheaded the lines right on.
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Posted 04 December 2008 - 04:43 PM

Thanks Mike,

I'll see what I can come up with for the 1.5's.

I am expecting some expert help with the Revs at KP7

See you soon
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#85 Mike

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 11:27 AM

I am expecting some expert help with the Revs at KP7

Such as it is, you bet. Ken from IKE will be there too. He flies a stack of three 1.5s.
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Posted 06 December 2008 - 10:37 PM

How many pigtails and linklines do you need.
Will make some now. What poundage.


Too late, they're already done.

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 10:45 PM

Wow, what a job.

Just finished making up link lines and pigtails for a five-stack.
Also put all pigtails on. Made them ten inches long, but realized they are a bit short after double larksheading them to kites.
Should be 12".
Made the link lines 54" long, put a mark 10" from each end and tied loops in.
Front kite has two leading edges in it, 3 wrap and Race Spars.
Should be tough enough to hold it together.
A total of six hours work so far and haven't put on the link lines yet.
Now I need a brisk wind and sunny weather before the snow flies in a couple days.
Looking forward to showing you some photos soon.

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 01:58 AM

Flying in downtown Chicago

Gorgeous stack Mike, great setting :D

Is it usual that these rev II stacks are made without the LE mesh ?

A single rev II has the mesh.

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 09:25 AM

Wow, what a job.

Just finished making up link lines and pigtails for a five-stack.
Also put all pigtails on. Made them ten inches long, but realized they are a bit short after double larksheading them to kites.
Should be 12".
Made the link lines 54" long, put a mark 10" from each end and tied loops in.
Front kite has two leading edges in it, 3 wrap and Race Spars.
Should be tough enough to hold it together.
A total of six hours work so far and haven't put on the link lines yet.
Now I need a brisk wind and sunny weather before the snow flies in a couple days.
Looking forward to showing you some photos soon.

Are you going to get down to the park today? I still have 2 kites hooked up with link lines.

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 12:07 PM

Are you going to get down to the park today? I still have 2 kites hooked up with link lines.


Nope.
Off crutches finally but still having trouble walking.

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 02:42 AM

Inspired by The Flying Squad (UK) and Mike K's stack of IIs.... B)

and with the kind donation of "Little Red" Rev II (thanks SteveB) :blush:

I decided it was time to build my own 'rainbow' stack (with LE screen mesh)

So far the stack is up to 4 - maiden test flight pic here with more IIs to follow soon. ;)
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Posted 18 March 2009 - 03:02 AM

Inspired by The Flying Squad (UK) and Mike K's stack of IIs....

and with the kind donation of "Little Red" Rev II (thanks SteveB)

I decide it was time to build my own 'rainbow' stack (with LE screen mesh)

So far the stack is up to 4 - maiden test flight pic here with more IIs to follow soon.


Well done Choccy! I bet that's great fun. Impressive pictures. Food for thought for many of us.

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 04:10 AM

Maybe after I have learned to fly a bit better I will try stacking my two blue/lime 1.5's

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 06:45 AM

Inspired by The Flying Squad (UK) and Mike K's stack of IIs.... B)

and with the kind donation of "Little Red" Rev II (thanks SteveB) :blush:

I decided it was time to build my own 'rainbow' stack (with LE screen mesh)

So far the stack is up to 4 - maiden test flight pic here with more IIs to follow soon. ;)



Oh, Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That's PRETTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted 20 April 2009 - 02:46 AM

revIIstack_Chicago_e.jpg

Snap, now have the same colours (pretty much) as Mike's quad 2s seen here.

Maiden test flight of the stack of 5 this weekend with pleasing results :)
And there's still room in the stack bag for some more if there's a need to add to it.

5 is quite some pull though ;)
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Posted 20 April 2009 - 07:56 AM

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 08:32 AM

Really nice Choccy.
It has a surprising amount of pull at 5 kites, doesn't it? I had planned on making more, but stopped at 5 because of that.
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Posted 20 April 2009 - 09:42 AM

Sweet... I had a 7-stack back in the mid-90s, great fun.

Actually tried a Rev II using the updated brake methodology a few months back, WOW, what a precise little monster. :)

Race frame, 50# lines... Yum.

One of these days, we really need to do a B2.

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 01:23 PM

I should have, NOT dug up this topic!!!!.........NEW FUN !!!........I AM going to TRY this!!!!!
Thank's, EVERYONE, for the information,............You make it too EASY!!!!.............
making line sets right now!!
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