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N 1 B 583 C 3 E Feb 10, 2007 F Feb 11, 2007
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Progress on my first home-made kite - an 8' Rokkaku. It will be made out of white ripstop nylon with the red Japanese "Rising Sun" disc or Nisshoki to make it obvious where this ancient design comes from. I estimate its completion to be at the end of this week (around the 18th Feb. 2007). And oh, wouldn't that be great...

Tags:   Rokkaku Nippon

N 2 B 853 C 4 E Apr 21, 2007 F Apr 22, 2007
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Don't like the looks of brass ferrules but love heat-shrinkable tubing. I used it as a state-of-the-art finishing touch to camouflage the brass. Here you see both 8mm glass fiber spreaders. Inside the spreaders I placed some inches of carbon fiber tubing.

(These spars have already been replaced by carbon versions. I used the same finishing methods.)

Tags:   Rokkaku spreaders

N 0 B 440 C 3 E Apr 21, 2007 F Mar 9, 2008
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Fortified ferrule made of brass.

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N 2 B 448 C 16 E Apr 27, 2007 F Jan 10, 2008
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For Ben Peoples. This is how I connected the spreader to the sail

Tags:   Rokkaku KAP

N 7 B 1.2K C 3 E Apr 28, 2007 F Apr 28, 2007
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Floating during the Maiden Flight of the Rokkaku. I know that some minor bridle adjustments need to be done, but decided to let it climb to approx. 50 meters a.g.l.

Tags:   Rokkaku Nippon


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