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Re: Kite build project

Postby BRAINSOLD » Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:14 am

Hello wdric,

I buy from a guy here in Portugal, He sells 0.45€ the meter and it´s Dyneema fiber rope. And also can sell you the sleeves for you make it your self, with a lot of color available.
If you are interested, I can speak with him and I send you the line. :thumb:

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Re: Kite build project

Postby vvs » Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:14 pm

I had an old C-type kite size 14, which had a fabric in good condition. I cut it. Made a new project. Size 8, AR 5.33. Is almost ready.
awaiting of the wind)
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Re: Kite build project

Postby zmax » Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:07 pm

Wow!! VVS, that looks really nice!!!. Have you had a chance to fly it yet? What program did you use for your design? Surfplan? I've got a couple of old C kites I was thinking of using, but a hate printing out all of the plans on 8 1/2 x 11 sheets of paper and having to tape them together. Any tips?

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Re: Kite build project

Postby BRAINSOLD » Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:07 pm

Hello zmax,

Yes I have a hint for you! Try Ikdesign -> http://www.wingdesignsoftware.net/indexEN.htm
There is no print option on the Demo version, but when you finish your project, just send it to the program developer and he pass it to .DXL file for you print it in large format :D
I hope this helps.

Best regards,
Pedro

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Re: Kite build project

Postby vvs » Sat Nov 15, 2014 5:39 am

kite flying perfectly, I need to test in a strong wind.
  Software surfplan. initially I used ikdesign , I sent to the author projects, but there was no answer ((
After the tests, and make changes to the project and was able to share them.

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Re: Kite build project

Postby reyrivera » Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:36 pm

Alternatively, you can download PDFCreator from the sourceforge community.
http://www.pdfforge.org/pdfcreator

Add a printer to surfplan and pick pdfcreator as one of your printers. You can set the printer settings to standard size A0 and print directly to pdf.

I set mine up to A0, overlay to save some paper, and then go to a local printer shop. Takes away the pain of gluing all those 8x11 prints.
zmax wrote: Wow!! VVS, that looks really nice!!!. Have you had a chance to fly it yet? What program did you use for your design? Surfplan? I've got a couple of old C kites I was thinking of using, but a hate printing out all of the plans on 8 1/2 x 11 sheets of paper and having to tape them together. Any tips?

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Re: Kite build project

Postby BRAINSOLD » Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:22 am

reyrivera,

It sounds a great cool ideia! Thanks for the tip! ;)

Best regards,
Brainsold

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Re: Kite build project

Postby reyrivera » Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:42 am

Additional tips:

I forgot to mention, I have the full version, but if you use the free version of PDFCreator, the software does not allow you to preview your prints, I think you have to pay for the full version to get this function.

Workaround, download printer devices capable of wide printing, like an Epson SC-T7000 and install the drivers and create a printer for this device. You can then select that in your Surfplan print setup and pick the appropriate size paper. You can now view what your plan is going to be printed out.

Make sure to consult your local printer shop on the width that they can print your format, you don't want to go to the shop with the wrong width, you will be wasting time and money.

Plan ahead when you make your panels, make sure the panels you create are within the width of your available wide printer.

Final step tip before printing:
From my experience, Surfplan demo version does not care about print boundaries, so when you setup your printer, your plan will not line up. I have to use either Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Acrobat to "stitch" together the plans that do not line up so I have smooth panels I can trace to my cloth.

Hope this helps,
Rey

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Re: Kite build project

Postby zob » Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:10 am

"Cutepdf writer" is another option :wink:


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