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Loose nose fabric?

Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:59 pm

Hi guys,

Bought a cheap R-Sky Shooter today second hand, all good but the nose fabric is a bit loose - the two leading edges rotate around the spine a little instead of being flat with it. It gives the effect of one wing going up a little and another coming down a little. Is it worth repairing? if so how? Maybe the nose fabric has just become softer and loose over time.
 
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Re: Loose nose fabric?

Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:31 pm

The sail in the nose looks a bit loose on most pictures of the Shooter. Might even be a little billow in the nose.

Is the vertical stitching in the nose (along the spine, see pic) still ok? Sometimes the Leading Edge rod goes trough the stiching and touches the spine rod.

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Maybe post a few pics of the nose of your Shooter?
 
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Re: Loose nose fabric?

Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:16 pm

Try the following link i just uploaded a few pictures to imgur.

imgur.com/a/HRyAn

You are right it generally seems a bit loose. I dont know if it is a big issue but it doesnt look too pretty :(
 
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Re: Loose nose fabric?

Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:26 pm

They both look fine to me, I wouldn't worry.
 
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Re: Loose nose fabric?

Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:16 am

Craig wrote:
They both look fine to me, I wouldn't worry.


I agree
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Re: Loose nose fabric?

Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:10 am

Yes, looks fine.
 
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Re: Loose nose fabric?

Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:07 pm

It looks untidy for sure - but with some wind in the sail and pressure on the frame I'm sure it straighten's itself out.

I wonder if your kites upper spreader is the correct length ... shorter spreaders could cause this ?

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Re: Loose nose fabric?

Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:41 pm

fworley wrote:
It looks untidy for sure - but with some wind in the sail and pressure on the frame I'm sure it straighten's itself out.

I wonder if your kites upper spreader is the correct length ... shorter spreaders could cause this ?

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Interesting - pushed out the upper spreader a bit further and it straightened out perfectly. Question is - is it worth replacing the current upper spreader just to fix this issue? might be affecting flight. how much would appropriate rod cost in UK? needs to be about inch (2.5cm) longer
 
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Re: Loose nose fabric?

Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:43 pm

I would leave it as is.
 
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Re: Loose nose fabric?

Sun Jun 11, 2017 1:06 am

A shorter upper spread makes for quicker pitching and roll ups when tricking, so people often modify their kites, shortening the spar.

I don't think the kite will be fine in flight - and you'll potentially have the above benefit - so as the others have said I'd just leave it be.

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