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Re: eddy arch

Postby Chris » Wed, Jan 31 2007, 10:38 PM

Sweet... hemming's done :!: I've got a system now, only about 12 minutes per kite, to do a double rolled hem :up:

Image27 hemmed eddys, ready for pockets
and tails :doc:
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Re: eddy arch

Postby Chris » Wed, Jan 31 2007, 10:43 PM

The arch can't be flown as a train


:idea: But...... can it be flown BETWEEN two kites? :idea:


:shock:
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Re: eddy arch

Postby Mike » Thu, Feb 01 2007, 07:42 AM

Interesting idea.
The two kites would have to be steady and strong pullers so that the arch didn't pull them together...
I think you should try it!

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Re: eddy arch

Postby Chris » Thu, Feb 01 2007, 05:45 PM

What do you say Babbman? Up for the challange?! :twisted: :mrblue:
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Re: eddy arch

Postby Babbman » Thu, Feb 01 2007, 07:02 PM

Chris wrote:What do you say Babbman? Up for the challange?! :twisted: :mrblue:


dude, I've build 3 & 1/2 catherine's wheels... all of them bigger than the last... OBVIOUSLY, I'm a glutton for punishment...

Being it on!... We got matching sleds to start out with... if they doesn't work, we'll make something that does!

In a good wind, our Roks should do the job too...

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Re: eddy arch

Postby Chris » Thu, Feb 01 2007, 10:27 PM

Finished the pockets, and ready to applique IKE on these three :mrgreen:

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Next time, I think I'll sew the pockets into the seam instead of on top. I don't like how it looks :|

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Now just to make tails, sew the eddys to the line and go fly!!! :up:
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Re: eddy arch

Postby Chris » Fri, Feb 02 2007, 11:06 PM

Almost ready with the IKE eddy arch! Did the IKE applique tonight, and just have to cut tails, spines and sew the kites together. :mrgreen:

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Also I picked up six rolls of surveyors tape for 1.99 a roll at Home Depot. It is a PVC flagging material, 1" wide by 200' long. They only had three colors there, but they are all day glo colors! 8) :c8l:

[albumimg]510[/albumimg]
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Re: eddy arch

Postby Babbman » Fri, Feb 02 2007, 11:14 PM

Chris, this is going to look great... cannot WAIT to see it!


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Re: eddy arch

Postby Chris » Sat, Feb 03 2007, 09:28 AM

Sewed all the eddys to the kite line this morning
[albumimg]512[/albumimg]





I might actually try to go fly this thing tommorrow! :shock:
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Re: eddy arch

Postby Mike » Sat, Feb 03 2007, 11:03 AM

I love the photo of the kites spread throughout the house.

I might actually try to go fly this thing tommorrow!

weather:
Saturday...Mostly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of snow in the morning. Highs around 16. West winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.

You da man!

(Weather in Huntington Beach: Today: Mostly sunny. West wind 7 mph. High 70. --sure y'all don't want to fly out there? I'll miss you guys :twisted: )

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Re: eddy arch

Postby Chris » Sat, Feb 03 2007, 02:43 PM

Finished the tails today! :mrgreen:

Image 27 sets of three 5' long
(that's 405' of tails!! :shock: ; so if I used ripstop, and hemmed it....)






Image I just rolled them out together, folded the ends a couple times
and melted a hole to fit the spine-this seems to
make more sense than sewing them on.
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Re: eddy arch

Postby Mike » Sat, Feb 03 2007, 06:45 PM

That's a lot tail! I think you went the right way with the flagging tape.

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Re: eddy arch

Postby Babbman » Sat, Feb 03 2007, 09:02 PM

Chris... this really turned out to be a nice project... I can't wait to see it fly...

too bad the weather is completely in the toilet...


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Re: eddy arch

Postby Chris » Sat, Feb 03 2007, 11:50 PM

Tell me about it :evil: I'm looking at the temp right now--5 below zero!!! :cry: The wind chill is 25 below :shock: :shock: :shock:

If the wind would drop off a bit, I may still get this arch out sunday or monday!
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Re: eddy arch

Postby Chris » Sun, Feb 04 2007, 12:05 AM

Well, it could always be worse, I suppose :arrow: The TEMPERATURE in International Falls is 23 BELOW zero, and a wind chill of -38 :shock:
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Re: eddy arch

Postby Frodos Majik » Sun, Feb 04 2007, 01:22 AM

:rotfl :rotfl Lot of tail. :rotfl :rotfl

Looking GOOOD!!
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Re: eddy arch

Postby Chris » Sun, Feb 04 2007, 08:46 AM

ImageEddy arch is DONE!!!! :up: :birthday: :mrgreen: A new kite(?) is born :doc: :nurse:

The only problem.....it's still 7 below!!!!!!! :x :x


Imagealthough I still have to make a bag(details, details)







ImageAnd of course, after seeing all those colorful tails hanging from the door, I had to make a set for Maddy; she wouldn't leave mine alone!!!(can you blame her? :wink: )
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Re: eddy arch

Postby Babbman » Sun, Feb 04 2007, 09:09 AM

Well, let's see...

we have the "100 foot" club

do we need a 'subzero' club also?


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Re: eddy arch

Postby Frodos Majik » Sun, Feb 04 2007, 11:41 PM

Membership line starts here. :twisted:
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Re: eddy arch

Postby Chris » Mon, Feb 05 2007, 07:58 AM

Atta boy Ken. let's see those pics! :up:
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