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#41 boomzilla

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 07:11 PM

asking about caps on end of hoizontal rod "leading edge endcaps"...there is one hole, do you double up the bungie through the hole or use the bungie as a single line...g
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Posted 06 December 2008 - 07:45 PM

Boom, I'm having some difficulty understanding due to terminology. (probably my fault)

Far right and left are wing tips, bottom points, and leading edge connectors (top of verticals).

You're referring to wing tips?

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 07:48 PM

Oho, I think it just clicked... Yours is an older model Indoor (maybe), which was only using one hole on the wing tips for the bunji... All of mine have two holes, one for each end of the bunji knots.

In your case, if I understand right, I'd do it all the same as original... Both ends through one hole, then a single knot.

Did I get it?

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 07:53 PM

thank you...all is clear now, & yes, it is an older indoor model...g
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Posted 06 December 2008 - 07:54 PM

Excellent, sorry for the density. :)

To complicate things though...

Some people have a way of tying the knot inside the LE material, and hiding it from snags entirely.

Never done it myself, but someone else here might have some info, if you're interested.

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 07:59 PM

thank you john for the fast reply...g
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Posted 06 December 2008 - 08:40 PM

My pleasure. :)

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 11:02 PM

. . . you can also improvise end caps from biro lids, which is what i did on my indoor rev when i was desperate for an outdoor flight and too impatient to wait for the post to get some new ones!!!! (idea snitched from Richard - G-Force)

Simply melt the end of the biro lid in order to seal one end and stick a hole in it for the bungee. . . . .

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 07:13 AM

Some people have a way of tying the knot inside the LE material, and hiding it from snags entirely.

Never done it myself, but someone else here might have some info, if you're interested.



when I converted my indoor from inserts to endcaps I completely omitted knots in bungees. What I did which was not terribly easy, but I think worth it, was to make circle out of each bungee so that the ends overlapped about a 1/4 of an inch. The circle needs to be small enough to provide appropriate sail tension. To secure the ends I used a "glover's" needle (very sharp needle used for hand sewing leather) and strong thread. I stitched through both ends and wrapped the overlapp tightly, then went through once more before tying off. The overlapped portion of this bungee loop disappears inside the endcap leaving no snag point.

Oh, important of course that the end cap and the sail be threaded on to the bungee before you sew the loop closed
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Posted 10 September 2009 - 12:06 PM

when I converted my indoor from inserts to endcaps I completely omitted knots in bungees. What I did which was not terribly easy, but I think worth it, was to make circle out of each bungee so that the ends overlapped about a 1/4 of an inch. The circle needs to be small enough to provide appropriate sail tension. To secure the ends I used a "glover's" needle (very sharp needle used for hand sewing leather) and strong thread. I stitched through both ends and wrapped the overlapp tightly, then went through once more before tying off. The overlapped portion of this bungee loop disappears inside the endcap leaving no snag point.

Oh, important of course that the end cap and the sail be threaded on to the bungee before you sew the loop closed


That does sound nice, but what do you do when you need to tighten the sail?

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 12:52 PM

That does sound nice, but what do you do when you need to tighten the sail?



I'll have to cut the stitches and do it again with a smaller loop...that is if there's any room to tighten my sail more. It's quite tight now. The other thing I might do is make a slightly bigger frame.
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Posted 18 September 2013 - 03:00 PM

I'm going to experiment with the 1 oz weights that came with my B series by adding them to my indoor Rev. Anybody try that? See how it goes..

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 11:48 AM

Just in case you hadn't seen them yet...

 

http://www.learnkite...torials-indoor/

 

The idea about weights sounds interesting, please post back here with your findings! :)


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