I made a Magnet, with a three-piece leading edge, a three-piece spreader, and a two-piece spine. So all the rods are shorter than the 46.5cm upper spreader!
I also made a small bag, only 48cm's, including a pocket for a lineset.
In the last picture you can see my wife with a normal backpack on our citytrip to Lisboa, Portugal. We took the kite the whole three days just with us in the backpack.
On the last day we found a nice flying field next to the famous Torre de Belém. Very bad winds, but I had a short maiden-flight.
I felt nothing different compared to a normal Magnet. (There are some ferrules extra, and the three-piece spreader is a lot stiffer, because the 5PT has more cut-off from the thin side.)
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Now I'll toss it somewhere in the car.
If you want to do something like this, do some good planning. Or contact me. Or do both.
You don't want to cut a rod at 46cm and then glue a ferrule in it! Haha.
Also for the centrecross you'll need some good thinking. I used a knotted centre-t, but then, the cut-out for the centre-t has to be a lot bigger, because you need the space to disconnect the spine.
And for easy packing and building it up, I made a smart solution for the leechline and the tensioning of the leading edge. I only need two minutes more compare to a long-packed kite.