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How to make a kite

Postby mercakite » Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:47 pm

Interesting video about how to make a kite. (English Version)
http://www.mercakite.com/se-fabrica-una-cometa-kite/

Enjoy it! :)

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Re: How to make a kite

Postby edt » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:22 pm

Literally the only thing made by computer is when it cuts fabric. everything else is hand made pretty crazy to see how much labor it takes to build a kite

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Re: How to make a kite

Postby LiquidXtasy » Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:30 pm

Most kites come from a factory in China, and all they do is change a few things to make them for different brands. Core is out of Germany though, and maybe a few other brands from other areas.

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Re: How to make a kite

Postby john a » Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:04 pm

LiquidXtasy wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:30 pm
Most kites come from a factory in China, and all they do is change a few things to make them for different brands. Core is out of Germany though, and maybe a few other brands from other areas.
Core is made in Sri Lanka. Same factory as North and Eleveight. Crazy Fly is actually the only one producing kites in Europe. But then again that factory has less experience then the big ones.

Not exactly how production works. A lot of work for the brand, it´s not like there is a standard kite that each brand tweek small changes to to call their own. Thousands of different prototypes, testing, tuning, simulation and drawing on the computer. Factory only sew what the designer say, and the brand buy the material ahead.
It´s like saying all houses are the same with small changes. Undermining all the work of architects.
Generally if you go in a meeting with a Chinese factory, they have different specialties, but you have to give them every single little detail to get it right. There is so much work getting things right. Everybody who have produced in the east know you have to specify everything, or they will change small detail to save cost and increase their own profit, even with a penny.

Just the leading edge is 200 pieces sewed together, and thats different for every model and size. So imagine all that work! Kind of explain why kites cost a bit...

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Re: How to make a kite

Postby jonysan » Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:35 pm

Amazing advert for quality, might be very similar to other brands North, Naish, etc, but very cool to see the commitment,

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Re: How to make a kite

Postby GregK » Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:18 pm

edt wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:22 pm
Literally the only thing made by computer is when it cuts fabric...
Some stitching steps that are done exactly the same in multiple places, like the reinforcements at bridle attachment points and valves openings are done with a programmable quilting ( X-Y displacement ) table under the sewing machine head.

The production volumes and skill/effort required are still at levels that automation is not economical. If hundreds of thousands per year of one specific kite were being made, then there would be a lot more automated manufacturing.

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Re: How to make a kite

Postby socommk23 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:22 am

LiquidXtasy wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:30 pm
Most kites come from a factory in China, and all they do is change a few things to make them for different brands. Core is out of Germany though, and maybe a few other brands from other areas.
Didn't watch the video Then? It starts with "core kites" "shrilanka"

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Re: How to make a kite

Postby or6 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:07 am

Funny how core US website states kites are made in Germany.... misleading to say the least.

But anyhow, interesting movie.

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Re: How to make a kite

Postby mercakite » Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:38 pm

This is a 2017 video from CrazyFly, the first manufacture in Europe ----> http://www.mercakite.com/la-primera-fab ... es-europa/

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Re: How to make a kite

Postby LiquidXtasy » Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:46 pm

socommk23 wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:22 am
LiquidXtasy wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:30 pm
Most kites come from a factory in China, and all they do is change a few things to make them for different brands. Core is out of Germany though, and maybe a few other brands from other areas.
Didn't watch the video Then? It starts with "core kites" "shrilanka"
Well the video is wrong, on Core's official website it says Germany


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