Hello to all,
I am new here, and first of all I wanted to thank PanTau for the free plans on github and for the great instructions on http://www.wingworks.de/
on how to sew tube-kites. All the posts here in this forum, were quite a big help, too.
To begin small, and improving my sewing skills I started to build the smallest ventus (Ventus-2). Cutting all the panels and sewing the wing was quite straight forward. Now I am at the point, where I have to start to sew the LE. I want to sew it as described in http://www.wingworks.de/bauanleitungen/ ... e/#toc-le6
. Attach both panels with a straight stich, apply reinforcement dacron-tape and then fold over the seam-allowence to fix it with a 3-zigzag stich (1-7 in the manual). Now, I have following difficulties: The radius of the LE is quite small for the Ventus-2. Thus, the curvature in the segments is high. The dacron is very stiff, so when folding over the seam-allowence to fix it with 3-zigzag I got a lot of wrinkles and it gets very difficult to sew. How can I manage to reduce wrinkles? I can imagine, that for kites with thicker LE thsi problem is less pronounced. Do you have any idea?
I hope I explained my issue well.
Thanks a lot