VP22 wrote: ↑
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:24 am
VP22 wrote: ↑
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:56 pm
i made a custom GO 9m² because i just keep one strut. The LE and the one strut is made with cuben fiber . the total weight: 1,55Kg. with hydrofoil is just magic because the kite flight in very light wind. thanks panthau for this works.
Which CF did you use?
Sorry what's CF? . for LE and stout: cuben fiber 50g/sqm and for the spinnaker fabrics: maxikote natural MK70P contenter.
CF = Cuben Fiber, now rebranded to DCF = Dyneema Composite Fabrics.
At 50gsm must be CT5K18? I was considering for LE/struts the 100gsm version with additional woven layer (40D or 50D taffeta I think) to hold seams better.
Another option was (not sure still available) the CT5HBK with added yarn layers in bias (-45/+45°), hell expensive but virtually indestructible.
How did you reinforce the LE segment and closing seams - Cuben Fiber adhesive tape or Insignia.. or both?
Any issues with Cuben Fiber shrinkage?
Great ripstop choice! A friend of mine made years ago a light wind kite out of Contender MK70P (35gsm), still holding up pretty good!
Later on he switched to MK100P (50gsm) and this is probably the best canopy ripstop for DIYers, unfortunately available only in white and occasionally in red and blue.
Last question - what bladder thickness did you use?
Thanks and keep pushing the limits!