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IanM
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My Builds...

Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:36 am

Hi All,
Just finished my first build 'Le Quartz Ecosse'. ..
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Really pleased with the results and had an enjoyable time cutting and sewing thanks to ...
 http://www.tweelijners.com/tom/tomskite ... /Home.html

I'd highly recommend this site for anybody who's thinking of trying a build.
Next step is to get out and fly it but favourable conditions seem few and far between at the moment, had it in the air a couple of times and love it, looking forward to better winds though.
In the mean time it's on to more building projects.
Definately caught the building bug ;)

Ian
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Re: Another Le Quartz build....

Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:12 pm

NICE
 
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Re: Another Le Quartz build....

Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:45 pm

Great looking kite

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Re: Another Le Quartz build....

Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:05 pm

Really impressive kite, great job. Post a video when you get some air, I’d like to see that in action!


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Re: Another Le Quartz build....

Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:22 pm

Hi Ianm,

What’s the verdict on your kite? I’m interested to know how it handles? Let us know!


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IanM
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Re: Another Le Quartz build....

Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:26 pm

Will do........just not getting the weather up here.
 
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Re: Another Le Quartz build....

Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:22 pm

I had a look at the tweelijners website you recommended too, great projects to work on. I see a picture of your kite is featured as one of the completed models... great job!
At some point in my life, I’ll have a go at one of those!


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IanM
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Re: Another Le Quartz build....

Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:41 am

Go for it Bry ! It's an enjoyable process and there's nothing quite like flying something you built yourself.
One downside ...it's addictive !
Here's my next project just finished sewing..... 

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Waiting on the hardware to be delivered this week sometime hopefully.
Its another Christian Derefat inspired build (based on his Vortex design).
Think i'll call this the  'Maelstrom'   :-D
Ian
 
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Re: Another Le Quartz build....

Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:49 pm

Looking great already! Did you choose the colour scheme and pattern? I like the name too....could also be a “harlequin”?
Looking forward to seeing the finished product.
I was looking at some of the materials on the website, looks like you need quite a bit of kit and a good size garage to boot.
Where do you get the ripstop from out of curiosity?


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IanM
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Re: Another Le Quartz build....

Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:38 am

Cheers Bry
Yes the sail pattern/colours are my own but the actual design template is from Christian Derefat.
Only kit required is a sewing machine, soldering iron, a big board and a bit of space ... dining table and living room floor in my case :)
Ripstop is from  https://www.thehighwaymen.co.uk/
I am using the 48g mirai at the moment but they do stock a full range including Icarex.

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Re: Another Le Quartz build....

Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:34 pm

Finished !
Definitely my go to Kite now !. Flew pretty well straight out the bag, thanks to a better understanding of tying bridles (Thanks to Mr Newham :-D http://www.iannewham.com/kitedesign/bridling.html).
So it's down to learning some tricks,  now I have a good kite to do 'em. :-D
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And a wee vid ...
My daughter having a first time go at flying, i'm on the camera ..hence the dirty big finger !




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Re: Another Le Quartz build....

Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:38 pm

Looks top notch Ian. Another great job. I flew my new DS for the first time today, really happy with it! Just got to learn some tricks now...


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Re: Another Le Quartz build....

Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:39 pm

There also appears to be a person riding an exceptionally large horse in the background of your picture!


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IanM
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Re: Another Le Quartz build....

Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:03 pm

Thank you.
Do us a pic of the DS love to see it.  Hope you get on better than me with the tricks ;-)
That is Robert The Bruce gathering the troops before the charge.  The field is actually part of the battle site of the battle of Bannockburn 1314.  
Ian :-)
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Re: Another Le Quartz build....

Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:21 pm

Will do, it’s a great kite. Very historical Ian! My main flying place is a rugby field when they’re not playing!


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