Flowform

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Re: Flowform

Postby BANSHEE » Thu, Jan 04 2007, 08:15 AM

Hey Al,

What happened with your large sewing project, how did it turn out? And how was the Montrose fly. I couldn't make it at the last minute, I so much wanted to surprise Charlie.

I'll have to wait until MAKR to give you what I have for you.

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Re: Flowform

Postby TheBigKiteGuy » Thu, Jan 04 2007, 08:35 AM

The project is ongoing, it has been bedeviled with small problems.

Cutting out the LARGE pieces was a challenge, as I did not have a big enough cutting surface,

Some frustrating tension problems with the sewing machine, it was the wrong time to switch to thread from Steve Ferrel, but the right thing to do overall.

So I did not get as far as I hoped over the holidays and now life and wok are intruding, I plan on having it done before spring.

The Montrose fly was small. Dave Zavell and a couple of other sport kite fliers (Mary ? and Chris ?) were out from 9 to 11, Charlie Sotich, Joe and Elizabeth Stanton came later. That was about it.
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Re: Flowform

Postby BANSHEE » Thu, Jan 04 2007, 09:05 AM

Does Stanton still have his hobby/kite shop in Chicago? Man, I wish I was there.

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Re: Flowform

Postby Chris » Thu, Jan 04 2007, 08:26 PM

Sweeeet! Finished the bottom tonight :mrgreen: Now just to sew the top pieces together(easier said than done?)
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I should have her done just in time for the weekend!!! 8)
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Re: Flowform

Postby Chris » Thu, Jan 04 2007, 08:27 PM

Babbman, post pics :bash: :bash:
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Re: Flowform

Postby Babbman » Thu, Jan 04 2007, 08:52 PM

Chris wrote:Babbman, post pics :bash: :bash:


I'll put them in another thread... you're doing so well with this one that I don't want to pollute it with an easy to make circoflex

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Re: Flowform

Postby Chris » Thu, Jan 04 2007, 09:24 PM

I don't want to pollute it with an easy to make circoflex




I didn't want to mess with that bridle, much easier to sew an airfoil shaped kite! :twisted:
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Re: Flowform

Postby TheBigKiteGuy » Thu, Jan 04 2007, 10:03 PM

BANSHEE wrote:Does Stanton still have his hobby/kite shop in Chicago? Man, I wish I was there.

banshee


Joe i retired, Stanton Hobby is closed.
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Re: Flowform

Postby Babbman » Thu, Jan 04 2007, 10:09 PM

Chris wrote:
I don't want to pollute it with an easy to make circoflex




I didn't want to mess with that bridle, much easier to sew an airfoil shaped kite! :twisted:



The circoflex bridal was really pretty easy.... good thing I read all the directions as I was larks heading them to the frame and needed to leave some extra length in the loops to account for them.


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Re: Flowform

Postby Chris » Fri, Jan 05 2007, 05:28 PM

Well, I finished sewing tonight, and I must say all went fine until it came time to finish the trailing edge. I didn't like the seam I had, so I covered it with 7/8 black polyester ribbon. I think I like it even less now. :|

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As for learning things; I learned the burrito roll :up: Very cool for finishing those end cells!

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I also learned that sewing closed the trailing edge of a flowform is a pain in the butt!!!

I'll get pics tomorrow, of the maiden flight.
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Re: Flowform

Postby Mike » Fri, Jan 05 2007, 06:13 PM

I bet it will look great in the sky.

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Re: Flowform

Postby Babbman » Fri, Jan 05 2007, 06:59 PM

looks awesome!... let me know where you are going to fly it and I'll try to show up and see the maiden flight...


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Re: Flowform

Postby Frodos Majik » Fri, Jan 05 2007, 07:20 PM

Looks good cannt wait to see it at the end of the month at the club fly.
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Re: Flowform

Postby Babbman » Fri, Jan 05 2007, 09:31 PM

we're gonna have a whole bunch of new stuff in the air I'll bet...lol


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Re: Flowform

Postby Frodos Majik » Sat, Jan 06 2007, 12:19 PM

Thats a BIG 10-4 GOOD BUDDY!!!!! :bash: :mrblue: :bash:
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Re: Flowform

Postby Chris » Sat, Jan 06 2007, 03:20 PM

Successful flight! :bash: :wohow: The flowform flew GREAT :mrgreen:
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It does fly a little lopsided though :? but hey, no biggie :wink:
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I noticed it does favor the right, and didn't notice the lopsidedness until I looked through the pics!
I'll tweak the bridle a bit and see what happens. Other than that, she flew very well, a little drift side to side, when the wind dropped of the kite slowly descends straight down.

I think the next one will be a parafoil or a stratoscoop :mrviolet:
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Re: Flowform

Postby Hector Herrera » Sat, Jan 06 2007, 03:55 PM

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GREAT WORK!!!
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Re: Flowform

Postby Chris » Sat, Jan 06 2007, 04:52 PM

:thanks:
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Re: Flowform

Postby Frodos Majik » Sat, Jan 06 2007, 09:37 PM

Nice job Chris!! :guns:

Also nice job of using the scraps for the tails? :up: I have a hard time tossing any thing away, you never know when they can and will be used! :twisted:
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Re: Flowform

Postby Chris » Sat, Jan 06 2007, 10:25 PM

Yeah, I ran across that tutorial on transition tails, and used the same basic principal for the "scrap" tails :-D

Check it out here- http://www.kite.com/kite/miscpics/gradtail/gradtail.htm
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