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#1 BobF

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 11:12 AM

Apparently I tried to fly in too much wind or something because now I have an 18" RIP in the web that goes across the main spar. I was flying a 

Sedgwick Series Rev I 

Question is - can this be repaired?

 
 


#2 makatakam

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 12:20 PM

Hi, Bob -- welcome to the dark side! 

 

Yes, everything that breaks on a kite can be repaired or replaced. I don't know where you are.

 

Edit your profile so others can see where in the world you are.

 

I'm sure we can get you to the right place or person near you to have the repair made. On the other hand, you can learn to sew and do it yourself if you are handy with tools.


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#3 QuadCrazy

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 07:13 PM

I hand stitched one with dental floss some 10 years ago.
(Emergency field repair - I was 200 miles from anywhere)
That kite still has that repair, and is still flying a lot.
 
I went back and forth from LE to skin at 45 degree angle.
I dipped in and out the web holes at 1/3 and 2/3 across the span of the web.
Picked up the edge of the skin and returned the other direction at 45 to pick up the skin.
Repeat until you've reached the end of the tear.
It's isn't the prettiest, but the lacing through the web, top to bottom has taken up the load and held up all these years.
 
If you have sewing machine skills, there is a thread on the site from earlier this year you can find.
( I'll try to look when I get back from my sunset flight time and post.)
 
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#4 QuadCrazy

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 09:57 AM

Here is a good picture of a repair by Mikey Devereaux from his Facebook page.

https://www.facebook...&type=3

 

Found this is link in this thread.

http://www.revkites....ding#entry90640

 

http://www.ikeclub.o...php?f=13&t=1186


Edited by QuadCrazy, 25 August 2013 - 10:49 AM.

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 08:36 PM

The machine repair holds up really well from my experience! I had my std done like that and it has held for a year now! Shows no signs of any further wear!!


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