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woody482
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2oz ripstop polyester.

Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:07 am

Hi had my sewing machine few weeks now been following NMkG builds.(Brill).
Looking at getting things together for my first kite so pricing up items required + wondered if anybody used/thoughts on 2oz(60grm)
polyester ripstop on Ebay from china? Just think at £2.69 a yard is it worth a try or will the increase in weight make it unworkable?
Also does anybody know supplier of mylar tape for reinforcing spine + standoffs?
Your feedback would be very much appreciated.
 
IanM
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Re: 2oz ripstop polyester.

Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:28 am

I haven't used 2oz fabric to be honest but i did get a few (free!!!!) samples from
http://www.ebaystores.co.uk/iwantfabrics
and it looked pretty good for the price,  good for a first build (imo) where it's hard to justify the comparatively huge price tag of Icarex. I am using the 48g stuff myself and it suits my purposes well.
For spine reinforcement i use a clear reinforced tarpaulin (you'll find tons on ebay) just get the lightest you can find. For standoffs ..you can always use dacron.
Im no expert but hope this helps :)
Ian
 
woody482
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Re: 2oz ripstop polyester.

Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:32 pm

Will take your advice on 48g ripstop (use on 1st build) also source reinforced clear tarpaulin for spine and darcon for standoffs.
many thanks for feedback.
 
IanM
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Re: 2oz ripstop polyester.

Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:03 pm

What are you planning on building woody?
 
woody482
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Re: 2oz ripstop polyester.

Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:06 pm

Hi Ian, been following NMkG Builds your Le Quartz Build and links to Toms Kite building site all full of info. You may detect trying to do so on budget as cost of some items are very prohibitive?
Will be spreading cost over next few months as trying to build buying list (item,cost,supplier).
 
IanM
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Re: 2oz ripstop polyester.

Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:45 am

It's amazing how the cost for all the bits and pieces soon mounts up ! 
Good Luck and keep us posted !

IanM
 
woody482
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Re: 2oz ripstop polyester.

Fri May 03, 2019 11:43 am

Hi Ian, been trying to keep cost down (tightwad) have ordered ripstop 1.5oz(china) + everything else i can from Ebay. Carbon tube + rod also connecting kit (for parts) not centre T from Decathlon(click+collect).This means even with 5pt,s.Will be making my 1st kite at around £65(this is taking into account not using all material + only 3 ends caps (10 pack) etc.
So if you or anybody else knows how to keep costs down as I have found it very difficult to source some parts almost down
to just one or none (mylar tape).

many thanks.
 
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Re: 2oz ripstop polyester.

Fri May 03, 2019 3:30 pm

woody482 wrote:
mylar tape.

Have you tried ships chandler's?
Must fly
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Re: 2oz ripstop polyester.

Sat May 04, 2019 2:43 am

Many Thanks Roy, just sourced Crossweave Filament Fibreglass Reinforced Tape. Just a thought for anyone on builds purchased 80mm dacron + carefully cut 50mm strip for leading edge + 30mm strip for trailing (tightwad).
 
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Re: 2oz ripstop polyester.

Sun May 26, 2019 8:30 pm

Just quick update: On kite build just found ripstop 40D 238T 1.6oz 48g s/m from 9kM Dwlife (ebay China) £3.46 36 x 60 inches build using 3 colours £10.36 inc free p+p.