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Reframe 1988 TOTL Hawaiian Spin-Off using SLE

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#1 kairusan


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Posted 26 August 2009 - 03:57 PM

Just thinking of replacing the lower spreaders. I'd keep the original fiberglass everywhere else. (And no standoffs allowed, of course.)

I recall the fiberglass spreaders have an outer diameter that's about the same as the SLE's inner diameter. I figure I could make something work. Thereby using the 4-Wrap SLE for something besides an office decoration. (I actually use the 3-Wrap SLE from time to time in my Vented.)

It's lighter than the fiberglass, I'm sure, but is probably far stiffer.

This is the lovely thing I'm thinking of mutilating:

Everyone wants to know what to do with those SLEs, so maybe this would be cool, and also applicable to the Team Hawaiian?

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 08:33 PM

reframing it with SLE's wmight work...but one question that comes to my mind; which spin-off is it, the light,mid or high wind model. because if its a mid to high wind model there should be little to no loss of wind range, but if it was the iight wind model you would definitely lose much of the wind range....

I think. :unsure:

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 02:32 AM

Fiberglass to sle is a hugh difference. Interesting. I'd bet more precise and less forgiving. Make sure to hold on to your arms if its gusty!

Spinoff without standoffs was my first real stuntkite. Still have one but I'm not nostalgic enough to fly it.

So many kites; so little time.

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 03:17 AM

Wouldn't the SLE rods be too thick to use for lower spreaders?

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#5 Felix Mottram

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 05:21 AM

Just thinking of replacing the lower spreaders. I'd keep the original fiberglass everywhere else. (And no standoffs allowed, of course.)

I have a recollection of the standoffs transforming the Spin-Off.

What was the history on that and reference to 'not allowed'?



[Edit] Would it be possible to structure a rev sail in some way <grins> FJM

Edited by Felix Mottram, 27 August 2009 - 05:22 AM.

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