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Spar weights

Posted: Fri, Nov 03 2006, 10:49 PM
by Chris
Hey Mike, do you still have those weights on the Rev spars, and sails? And if you get time, could you post weights on the line sets also?

Re: Spar weights

Posted: Sat, Nov 04 2006, 09:46 AM
by Mike
This is my measurements of my kites. Your mileage may vary.

Weights of 1.5 Sails without spars, with bridles and endcaps:
Vented w/ OR wo/mylar: 165g
Std w/mylar: 143g
SUL all cloth: 113g

Weights of 1.5 wingtip spars (outer leading edge):
Rev Equipped 4 wrap 23g
Ultra Light 3 wrap 18 g
Professional Use 2 wrap 14g

SLE Rev Equip 4 wrap 36g
SLE Ultra Light 3 wrap 25g

There are variations within each category. Both the length and weight of supposedly the same spars vary somewhat.

I don't think I have the same length linesets on the same winders with the same sleeving to be able to weigh them easily. It would be interesting to compare though.

Re: Spar Weights

Posted: Tue, Nov 07 2006, 06:20 PM
by Hector Herrera
Chris wrote:Hey Mike, do you still have those weights on the Rev spars, and sails? And if you get time, could you post weights on the line sets also?


Hey guys!!! weights??? :shock: I never heard of such a thing!!! and like you stated in the introduction of the forum, look around, I just did and look what I found, weights? can some one please explain this fenomena to me. :? I have seen weights on Dual kites but never heard of them on a Quad!!! :o




I guess after reading again I may be confused with the kind of weights you are talking about. :oops: sorry, my fault. jejeje :oops:

Re: Spar weights

Posted: Tue, Nov 07 2006, 06:35 PM
by Mike
Ha Ha Hector,
yeah, you'll have to go over the dual section to talk about that kind of weights they add for doing tricks.
Here we are concerned about weight so that our kites can fly well in light winds.

Re: Spar weights

Posted: Tue, Nov 07 2006, 06:38 PM
by Chris
Oh yeah, I forgot they add weights to dual lines now :?

Re: Spar Weights

Posted: Tue, Nov 07 2006, 07:25 PM
by ZippyD
"They"!?
Hmmmp!
:P

Re: Spar weights

Posted: Tue, Nov 07 2006, 07:29 PM
by Mike
oh you dualies are so touchy! :-D

Re: Spar weights

Posted: Wed, Nov 08 2006, 05:36 PM
by Chris
Hey Dan, welcome to Illinois Kite Enthusiasts (read; we even allow dualies :shock: )

Long time, no see, lokking forward to flying with you again. By the way, I've been working on my juggling :juggle

Re: Spar Weights

Posted: Thu, Nov 09 2006, 10:15 PM
by ZippyD
It's great to be here! Any chance you can make it out to Kite Party this February? That may be the next flying I get in. Very cool that you're juggling. Maybe we can work up some passing next time we see each other. Mike can give you your first lessons, right Mike?

Re: Spar weights

Posted: Fri, Nov 10 2006, 08:38 AM
by Mike
I tried remembering how to pass, but I forgot how we did it exactly. :oops:

Dan, we'll get you up here in the Spring or maybe Grand Haven.
Also, we'll be making Roks this winter. Maybe you'll want to come up with your sewing machine.
Rok battle in the snow!

Re: Spar Weights

Posted: Sun, Nov 12 2006, 09:32 PM
by ZippyD
It's on! :-D