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#1 Retep87

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 11:40 AM

Here are some pics of my home build quad kite with 4-wrap rod set. It needs some wind but dang what a nice kite :D

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 12:31 PM

Nice! :)
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Posted 21 April 2009 - 01:36 PM

Looks cool, what does it fly like?

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 01:44 PM

I'd also try it on lighter weight rods too.
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Posted 21 April 2009 - 04:11 PM

awesome i like alot!@
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Posted 21 April 2009 - 08:59 PM

Looks good.

I spent a couple of hours on my Hot Sedgwick with Pro Use rods yesterday. In hardly a breath of wind.

Was great fun.

#7 Retep87

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 11:34 PM

Thanks! :blushing:

-It flies very nice. I don't have that much to compare it with, but I know now that these rods make a huge difference! My other kite has some wobbly Skyshark rods. So the set is well worth the money.
The kite reacts really well to sudden gusts (which we get a lot of around here). It needs a nice breeze to fly, or else it won't go up at all. Probably because of the large mesh area. That's ok, this one is meant for stormy conditions on the beach :devil:
It reverses and slides pretty well, I still have a lot to learn there. Before this build I haven't been kite flying for a year or two, so I'm a bit rusty!

-I allready have a 2-wrap rod set in order ;) but not for this one! I think that the large mesh area is no good for windless conditions, so I'll get another sail for the new rod set (all white sail with some nice artwork on it, don't know what yet). It's gonna be light weight, for those windless summer nights :wub:

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 02:28 AM

very nice work.. looks just like a vented rev 1
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Posted 22 April 2009 - 03:02 AM

Muy bonita,buen trabajo. :clap;

#10 Retep87

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 03:23 AM

very nice work.. looks just like a vented rev 1

Coincidence? Don't think so :P
Nah I just made the sail panels by sight, no measuring of other kites involved.

Muy bonita,buen trabajo. :clap;


Muchas gracias :unsure:

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 04:48 AM

Neato! I've always liked the Revs I've seen in that pattern. I'm sure it's probably great in high wind!

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 04:53 AM

No slight intended, but I've never cared for horizontal venting...

It's all about the air flow, I much prefer channels, whereas the horizontal version basically interrupts sail pressure across the wingspan as opposed to simply lessening the sail area.

Vertical venting lessens the sail area, but preserves the quality of air flow as it passes over the kite top to bottom an vice versa.

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 11:44 AM

Nice colour combo ;)
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