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Re: Free kite plans on GitHub

Postby stevet25 » Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:55 pm

......and some more questions please

-is the saw tooth TE reinforcement just cosmetic or does it add some stability?
-can you give an example of how the new version is easier to sew?
-are you able to please consider the folding elbow issue i had on the Agilus 5 - see above?
-Are you still planning to update the Agilus plans? - I`m still keen to build the 4 and a revised 7

Once you are happy with the GO 4 I have a friend who is a competent sewer who is very keen to build a 5 (I know smaller can be harder but she has the skills) :D

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Re: Free kite plans on GitHub

Postby PanTau » Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:00 pm

stevet25 wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:55 pm
-is the saw tooth TE reinforcement just cosmetic or does it add some stability?
it's actually both :-)
A straight stripe would do the same
stevet25 wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:55 pm
-can you give an example of how the new version is easier to sew?
All patches, reinforcements etc are included in the DXF and positioned in the 3D view
stevet25 wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:55 pm
-are you able to please consider the folding elbow issue i had on the Agilus 5 - see above?
The elbow gets blocked by the bridle and can't swing further forward when steering line gets pulled hard. Compare both sides and play with the position of the lowest V. Did you add extra attachment points? It could help to move bridle line 3 some inches tipwards
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Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:55 pm
-Are you still planning to update the Agilus plans? - I`m still keen to build the 4 and a revised 7
Sure

Once you are happy with the GO 4 I have a friend who is a competent sewer who is very keen to build a 5 (I know smaller can be harder but she has the skills) :D
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Re: Free kite plans on GitHub

Postby PanTau » Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:33 pm

Ready for action ...

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Re: Free kite plans on GitHub

Postby downunder » Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:25 am

Looks great.

Are this A0 plotted papers? How do one prints this anyway, since the calibration would be a pain?

But even than, I do not understand what do you do with such a huge prints and how would one transfer this to a ripstop cloth.

Hmmm

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Re: Free kite plans on GitHub

Postby PanTau » Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:59 am

downunder wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:25 am
Are this A0 plotted papers? How do one prints this anyway, since the calibration would be a pain?
But even than, I do not understand what do you do with such a huge prints and how would one transfer this to a ripstop cloth.
There are markers on the A1 pages and I'll post some pictures of the manual cutting later. Overlay mode saves a lot of paper and cost (have to get the plots from a copy shop) but would make no sense if you can use a cutting machine like the factories do.
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Re: Free kite plans on GitHub

Postby PanTau » Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:58 pm

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Re: Free kite plans on GitHub

Postby stevet25 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:59 pm

Nice colours and neat plans - watching with interest

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Re: Free kite plans on GitHub

Postby PanTau » Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:01 am

Tape the pre cutted panels together
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Tape the paper plan on top of the panels
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Cut out the segment
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Repair the cut in the paper plan
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Continue until all panels are cut
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Took me 4h to cut out all 32 sail panels :jump:

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Re: Free kite plans on GitHub

Postby PanTau » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:31 pm

Finished the sail.

Trailing edge
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Reinforcements above the struts
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Took longer than expected... As always :roll:

Weather is too good to continue with the tubes. Have to wait for some rain :D
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