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Re: PIT BULLDOG PRE CUT PROJECT On Kitebuilder

Posted: Tue, Mar 31 2009, 10:35 PM
by Frodos Majik
WOW 10.5 hrs, you must of really been itching to get your foot on the pedal of the sewing machine.

ZOOM !!!! ZOOM!!!

Nice going James, cant wait to see it in the air at a fest near you. :up:

Re: PIT BULLDOG PRE CUT PROJECT On Kitebuilder

Posted: Tue, Mar 31 2009, 10:47 PM
by brownssl
GREAT JOB :up:

Re: PIT BULLDOG PRE CUT PROJECT On Kitebuilder

Posted: Tue, Mar 31 2009, 10:54 PM
by Mike
Congrats on passing the test as well as the new kite.

Re: PIT BULLDOG PRE CUT PROJECT On Kitebuilder

Posted: Sat, Apr 04 2009, 04:21 AM
by Mux11
Got the Dog out flying this afternoon. Weather bug said 14mph, which i thought might help with handeling and such.

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Had about 50' of line out. but with first launching and checking the bridals I found the front lines needed about 3" pulled in.

It really liked to pitch to the Rt and flew sideways several times. Havent gotten that figured out yet.
think i may need to get out the mesuring stick.
Berry did a really nice set up for the bridaling. They come together as the row and are larks head to a short length of heaver line. These have a loop at the other end that are combined by a pigtail that then gives a nice big knot to hold the flying line to. Ill have to take some pictures.
The nice thing is I was able to adjust things in the field easily and quickly.
dont tell - but i did do a couple adjustments while it was flying which was super cool because it kept things taught.

here are some more shots. Full Album
any suggestions?

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I also posted a video. Couldnt figure out how to put it in here.

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Re: PIT BULLDOG PRE CUT PROJECT On Kitebuilder

Posted: Sat, Apr 04 2009, 04:26 AM
by Mux11
Frodos Majik wrote: you must of really been itching to get your foot on the pedal of the sewing machine


Oh yeah, itchin is right. It's like getting a present and not being able to open it....... hate that
worse yet i got to watch everyone else finish theirs up and flying before i could work on mine.

Although I was able to see what others struggled with and get the tips on what to look for. which was helpfull.

The edgebinding seemed to be what most were saying was a challenge. I got a foot for the machine and MAN that made it super easy.
For the ROK build we did the rolled hem. This foot is suposto do the folding for you and am excited to try it out and see how it works.

Im really looking forward to a great fest season! Thanks for the comments guys!

Re: PIT BULLDOG PRE CUT PROJECT On Kitebuilder

Posted: Sat, Apr 04 2009, 09:50 AM
by Jeepster
Mux11 wrote:Got the Dog out flying this afternoon. Weather bug said 14mph, which i thought might help with handeling and such.

It really liked to pitch to the Rt and flew sideways several times. Havent gotten that figured out yet.


The colors look good together!!! Thanks for the pictures. Can't wait to see it in person. Where is the next festival you're attending?

If it's flying to the right, doesn't that suggest that the right hand bridle lines are a little short?

Cheers,
Tom

Re: PIT BULLDOG PRE CUT PROJECT On Kitebuilder

Posted: Sat, Apr 04 2009, 07:18 PM
by Mike
Mux11 wrote:
Frodos Majik wrote: you must of really been itching to get your foot on the pedal of the sewing machine


Oh yeah, itchin is right. It's like getting a present and not being able to open it....... hate that
worse yet i got to watch everyone else finish theirs up and flying before i could work on mine.

Although I was able to see what others struggled with and get the tips on what to look for. which was helpfull.

The edgebinding seemed to be what most were saying was a challenge. I got a foot for the machine and MAN that made it super easy.
For the ROK build we did the rolled hem. This foot is suposto do the folding for you and am excited to try it out and see how it works.

Im really looking forward to a great fest season! Thanks for the comments guys!

If you get the foot to work you can teach us. I understand there's a knack to it.

Re: PIT BULLDOG PRE CUT PROJECT On Kitebuilder

Posted: Sat, Apr 04 2009, 10:21 PM
by Mux11
Jeepster wrote: Where is the next festival you're attending?

If it's flying to the right, doesn't that suggest that the right hand bridle lines are a little short?

Cheers,
Tom


Looking at the calendar it will prob be Grinnell in May. Im hoping to have some laundry made and such for it too.
as well as another surprise.

The bridals (being 12 of them) makes it where I am told i need to start in one corner making .5" adjustments at a time to pull a wrinkle out which will help its incessant turning.

Re: PIT BULLDOG PRE CUT PROJECT On Kitebuilder

Posted: Sat, Apr 04 2009, 10:23 PM
by Mux11
Mike wrote:If you get the foot to work you can teach us. I understand there's a knack to it.


I was suprised how easy it made stiching on the edge binding. Granted it was a $40 attachment for my machine but well worth it IMHO as it will do the double fold as well.
Will keep you posted.

Re: PIT BULLDOG PRE CUT PROJECT On Kitebuilder

Posted: Mon, Apr 06 2009, 09:39 PM
by Frodos Majik
Mux11 wrote:hate that
worse yet i got to watch everyone else finish theirs up and flying before i could work on mine.

Although I was able to see what others struggled with and get the tips on what to look for. which was helpfull.


I have no clue of what you maybe talking about James, no body else here that also bought a dog has yet to show anything of what or how far they have done. So in my book you are the only one who has finished the project. :up: 8)

I cant wait to see it in the air when we are out at Grinnell next month, unless you happen to make one of the other fest that are before that one. Think the colors look great too.

Re: PIT BULLDOG PRE CUT PROJECT On Kitebuilder

Posted: Sat, Sep 26 2009, 02:32 AM
by kiteguy
Not sure where this should go, but there is an auction going on at Kitebuilder.com forum. Only 4 days left. One of you bulldog builders might need the item.

It is a hat with a bull dog on it.

http://www.kitebuilder.com/forums/aucti ... php?ao=463

Re: PIT BULLDOG PRE CUT PROJECT On Kitebuilder

Posted: Sat, Jul 24 2010, 03:24 PM
by Jeepster
At the end of last month, I stopped in Lufkin, Texas, to visit Barry Olgetree's kite building shop. It's a 5000 square feet shop devoted to cleaning, repairing and building kites. It's more than you can imagine.

While visiting with him, he offered to cut out a Bull Dog kite for me. So, while we were all on vacation in Cabo san Lucas, his helper made up a kit that was waiting when we returned. Several days of reading the 166 page forum posting, three different orders for materials and five days to sew it together have resulted in the kite pictured below. It's a 75 square foot high wind kite ... made with 1.5 oz ripstop nylon.

So, the club now has it's second one ...

Cheers,
Tom

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Re: PIT BULLDOG PRE CUT PROJECT On Kitebuilder

Posted: Sat, Jul 24 2010, 10:14 PM
by RevJB
Nice job!

You must have been well rested from Cabo to order material and finish in 5 days.

I like the color combination. Should we call it McBull, or maybe McSled?

Hope to see it in the air soon. You might need to find a KAP rig to hang under it.

Re: PIT BULLDOG PRE CUT PROJECT On Kitebuilder

Posted: Sun, Jul 25 2010, 09:07 AM
by Jeepster
RevJB wrote:...
I like the color combination. Should we call it McBull, or maybe McSled?

Hope to see it in the air soon. You might need to find a KAP rig to hang under it.


Nope, no KAP rig on this kite. It's a little too heavy for light winds. When the wind gets blowing like yesterday (15 to 20mph with gusts) it really pulls ... had the back end of the Jeep bouncing. 1200 lb line is recommended ... and that seems to be the wise choice.

McBull? That's funny, 'cuz it took about ten minutes to decide on a color combo. When Barry asked what color I wanted, "hot fade" was the first answer. After showing me some wild and bright color combos, I told him to think eight color crayon box colors ... red, orange and yellow! Turns out that Gomberg now sells a Bull Dog with those colors on the bottom face. Barry pulled out one (he has nine Bull Dogs) and my eyes lit up ... turns out that's called a warm fade! I said the top had to be the same color as the bottom ... show some color to the folks behind the kite. Making the keels black was also a given. Asked Barry what color he would make the ribs. He said "black" and I said "okay". Ten minutes top to decide ... and half were spent messing with the wild colors.

Barry is starting a new project (looks like he does one every two years) for a low wind kite that he designed. Should be in the 180 to 190 square foot area. I've already spent several hours trying out different color combinations ... yep, red, orange and yellow again.

Now if we could talk Babbs and Big Mike into assembling their Bull Dogs, we could paint the sky with nylon.

Cheers,
Tom

Re: PIT BULLDOG PRE CUT PROJECT On Kitebuilder

Posted: Sun, Jul 25 2010, 08:18 PM
by Mike
That's cool! Or should I say warm?
If it's not going to have KAP, then it needs line laundry and cool tails...

Re: PIT BULLDOG PRE CUT PROJECT On Kitebuilder

Posted: Mon, Jul 26 2010, 07:50 AM
by Jeepster
Mike wrote:... it needs line laundry and cool tails...


Yep, you're right! I tried the Bol we made last winter, but Bol's don't seem to play well with others.

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Line laundry sounds like a good winter project. Any ideas?

Cheers,
Tom