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"Merge" LW.

Sun Aug 14, 2016 12:09 pm

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After building the "Merge" (my hybrid design of two known open source kites) I decided to build a low wind version of the same hybrid design.
A similar but slightly different sail layout in mono-chrome colours using Icarex, this time with P100 upper leading/P200 lower leading edges, P2X spine, 5mm upper spreader and 3pt lower spreaders.
Reverse turbo bridle which did need tweaking after this first test flight.

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Re: "Merge" LW.

Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:33 pm

Good work =D>
 
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Re: "Merge" LW.

Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:50 pm

Looks good

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Re: "Merge" LW.

Tue Aug 16, 2016 12:17 am

I like that - I have a thing for kites with a dash of purple in them but I could live with shades of grey
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Re: "Merge" LW.

Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:09 pm

Very nice build. It shows a good attention to detail.

Monochrome kites are always sharp looking.
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Re: "Merge" LW.

Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:03 pm

Still 97% / 106%? The trailing edge looks a bit lower than your std, but it's probably the angle. How does it fly?
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Re: "Merge" LW.

Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:14 pm

Yes Iftah, still the same design.

The pics are at a slightly higher angle giving the impression of a lower cut trailing edge but I used the same templates as the first "Merge" and changed the layout, less panels.

It flys great although the winds were a bit high on this test flight giving the feedback that the bridle was a bit "reactive". In the wind range I anticipate flying it I think the bridle settings will suit giving good response to lower winds. It takes me a good few sessions of tweaking on any of my builds before I`m happy :shock:
In fact I`ve just gone back to one of my earlier builds (Nazko SUL) and am tweaking the framing on that after flying it the other day :shock: