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Kite Bag

Postby Chris » Tue, Oct 31 2006, 08:30 PM

Does anyone have or know where I can find plans for a Rev style kite bag? I really like the roll up style, but am open to other designs.
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Re: Kite Bag

Postby Babbman » Tue, Oct 31 2006, 10:06 PM

Chris wrote:Does anyone have or know where I can find plans for a Rev style kite bag? I really like the roll up style, but am open to other designs.


I love my Rev bag but it cost more than most of my kites....

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Re: Kite Bag

Postby Mike » Tue, Oct 31 2006, 10:36 PM

Ben said they were coming out with a new bag soon.
I'd have to see a Rev bag up close, I've never looked at like I was going to make one...

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Re: Kite Bag

Postby Frodos Majik » Tue, Oct 31 2006, 10:59 PM

I know if I looked hard enough I would remember where I saw it, and here it is. YIPPY!!

There are two links, both are from kitebuilder, the first is for a roll-up bag. The other is for the acss. page from kitebuilder.

www.members.tripod.com/~doldrums/kitebag.html

www.kitebuilder.com/plans/accessor.htm

Of course anybody is welcome to inspect my rev bag upclose any time.
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Re: Kite Bag

Postby Frodos Majik » Tue, Oct 31 2006, 11:15 PM

For what ever reason the links didnt work?! :oops: But just go to www.kitebuilder.com and look under the kite builder plans, then click on accesories and you will find the bag plans from there.
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Re: Kite Bag

Postby Babbman » Wed, Nov 01 2006, 05:40 AM

this is the result of editing your post, Ken, copying what you had and then pasting it in a new message. What OS, browser and internet provider do you use?

I know if I looked hard enough I would remember where I saw it, and here it is. YIPPY!!

There are two links, both are from kitebuilder, the first is for a roll-up bag. The other is for the acss. page from kitebuilder.

www.members.tripod.com/~doldrums/kitebag.html

www.kitebuilder.com/plans/accessor.htm

Of course anybody is welcome to inspect my rev bag upclose any time.


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Re: Kite Bag

Postby Chris » Wed, Nov 01 2006, 09:00 PM

Thanks Ken, looks good, except most of the plans I find for anything are always metric. What gives? I convert them, but it's a pain in the butt :!:
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Re: Kite Bag

Postby Frodos Majik » Wed, Nov 01 2006, 11:15 PM

Chris next time I get a chance I will measure out my rev bag and post the over all sq. area, sleeves and all.

Babbman my os is XP, browser is mozilla, and provider is net zero.(still dial-up)
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Re: Kite Bag

Postby Mike » Thu, Nov 02 2006, 09:21 AM

I made a roll-up bag for my SLKs a few years ago. It was pretty basic, I just laid out a big rectangle of $1 walmart cloth and sewed on sleeves/pockets and used a couple pieces of webbing with buckles to close it. Things I would do differently this time around would be to use heavier fabric and to make a larger flap that rolls around the bag to close it. You don't really need plans, just get a good look at a the Rev bag (I couldn't find any good photos on the web)
The fabric you used for the IKE banner would probably work well. You might want to use "bias tape" to sew around all the exposed edges. Bias tape is a strip of cloth that is folded like a rolled hem and comes in tons of colors. Just look at Walmart or any fabric store to see what I mean.
It's an easy type of bag to make since it's all flat and no zippers, but I prefer the standard zipper bag myself.

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Re: Kite Bag

Postby Mike » Thu, Nov 02 2006, 06:52 PM

My bag was more like this one by prism, with the pockets on both sides.
[imglr=left]http://www.kiteshop.com/KiteBag.gif[/imglr]
Turns out that kites sometimes start to slip out. The rev bag has pockets on one side only and a flap that you fold over the kites, right?
That would be better.

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Re: Kite Bag

Postby Chris » Thu, Nov 02 2006, 10:00 PM

I like the roll up design, but I do need to get a few things to make one. I started sewing the spike ball last night. The panels sew quick, the spikes take a little longer. I hot cut all the patterns, but I don't have much faith in this material, I don't want to get crazy with the seams. Even if it falls abart after a couple outins, at least I get the experience :wink:

I'll see if I can post pics of my progress!
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Re: Kite Bag

Postby Mike » Fri, Nov 03 2006, 08:48 AM

post pics!
(And we shold probably move the discussion over to the sewing section)
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Re: Kite Bag

Postby Chris » Fri, Nov 03 2006, 04:52 PM

How's that? :mrorange:

I could get used to this control :twisted:
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Re: Kite Bag

Postby Mike » Fri, Nov 03 2006, 05:15 PM

It's fun isn't it?

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Re: Kite Bag

Postby Chris » Fri, Nov 03 2006, 10:27 PM

I posted pics of the spike ball in the album, enjoy!
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Re: Kite Bag

Postby Frodos Majik » Sat, Nov 04 2006, 01:02 AM

Here you go with the measurments of the rev bag.

Over all flat size
lenght: 39in.
Width: 57in. with a 12in. fold over flap

4 sleeves are: 5in. each }
Super Blast sleeve: 6in. } sleeve lenghts are 35in. with about a 10in. screen bottom
Spar sleeve: 3in. } no screen - all material

8in. area left split up for pockets: handles, stakes, line and a small parts pocket. all are screened but parts pocket.

All sizes are finished size of course.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Kite Bag

Postby Mike » Sat, Nov 04 2006, 09:28 AM

Chris wrote:I posted pics of the spike ball in the album, enjoy!

Looking good!
Like the nice set of wheels parked in your sewing room. :-D

I posted a few photos of Mimi too:
Planning, sewing a river of pink fabric, and finished Mimi w/ kite.
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Re: Kite Bag

Postby denverberry » Mon, Nov 27 2006, 11:12 PM

Well I knew I wanted to make a new kite bag that'd hold a few more kites. Just finished the assembly, of my "D.L.Berry Custom 16 kite bag". 24 pockets on this one, every two kites will need to share a line/gear pocket. There's enough room that I could even roll up a lawn chair in here too if I didn't care about my kites.

Started out with 9'10" of duck canvas, one plain white bed sheet, one spool black cotton/poly, one load strap with a 1000lb rating, and an antique singer with electric conversion. I really don't remember how long I was at the sewing machine last night, but I think I was able to finish in about 3-4 hours.

Just got done washing the finished product, (my daughter's dog had to test it's absorbent qualities...) and I've got it hanging up to dry right now. I don't think it turned out all that bad. You'll see it when I get up there to fly. I'm going go be leaving the house in the morning some time, and I'm going to request getting back on the mid-west loop.

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Re: Kite Bag

Postby Mike » Tue, Nov 28 2006, 08:46 AM

denverberry wrote: and I'm going to request getting back on the mid-west loop.

I just did the Illinois - Iowa route (drove my daughter and a friend back to school). I looked up at the drivers of all the JB Hunt trucks I passed, but none of them looked like your photo. :-D I did get some stares back though :shock:

Looking forward to flying with you and seeing your cool new bag.

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Re: Kite Bag

Postby Frodos Majik » Tue, Nov 28 2006, 08:37 PM

Keep us posted as to when you maybe in town or near, so we can get out and meet up with you!! :up: Looking forward to flying with you. :-D
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