[Return] Plan

FRAMING

STD P200

Spine: SkyShark P200, 800mm + FSD split nock + inside brass weigth (diameter 6mm, lenth 70mm)
Upper Spreader: 5mm pultruded carbon 495mm
Lower Spreaders: Skyshark 5PT 660mm + Center Cross SkyShark
Leading Edge: SkyShark P200, 1450mm (800-825mm + 625-650mm)
Standoffs: 3mm carbon rod, 270mm distance sail to spreader
Tailweight: ca. 17,5 gr

STD 5PT

Spine: SkyShark P2X, 800mm + FSD split nock + brass weigth inside (diameter 6mm, lenth 70mm)
Upper Spreader: 5mm pultruded carbon 495mm
Lower Spreaders: Skyshark 5PT 660mm + Center Cross SkyShark
Leading Edge: SkyShark 5PT, 1450mm (800-825mm + 625-650mm, cut the thin end of lower part)
Standoffs: 3mm wrapped fiberglass, 270mm distance sail to spreader
Tailweight: ca. 17,5 gr

LW 3PT

Same sail shape as STD. The leading edge tunnels are made of spinnaker nylon instead of dacron.

Spine: SkyShark P1X, 800mm + FSD split nock + brass weigth inside (diameter 6mm, lenth 80mm)
Upper Spreader: 5mm pultruded carbon 495mm
Lower Spreaders: Skyshark 3PT 660mm + Center Cross SkyShark
Leading Edge: SkyShark 3PT, 1450mm (800-825mm + 625-650mm, cut the thin end of lower part)
Standoffs: 3mm carbon, 270mm distance sail to spreader
Tailweight: ca. 20 gr

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BRIDLE

Upper: 50 cm
Outer: 47 cm
Inner: 56 cm

DETAILS

The nose is made of a piece bisonyl of 10cm x 10cm folded diagonally. The lower corner at the back side is cutted for the spine tunnel. The spine area is reinforced with mylar.

 

The upper spreader can be stopped by a clip. I tested adhesive lined heat shrink which works fine. This makes it much easier to install and remove the rod.

 

The stopper is a grommet, fastened with a cable tie.

 

The lower speader and the bridle knot are also stopped by adhesive lined heat shrink. Thus, the rod can easily be pushed into the tunnel. This makes it much easier to install and remove the rod. If necessary, a replacement rod is quickly installed. If traditional clips are used, the cuts should take place slightly further down (ca. 1-2cm), because of the clip at the bridle knot.

 

Traditional solution with a HQ split nock. If the 6mm split nock is connected to the P200 by means of a 6mm inner sleeve, the LE will be shortened by 1,5cm.

 

Here are still clips used. This is the same solution as the EOL. [Return] and EOL have exactly the same spine. They can be easily exchanged.

 

Here you can see the 6mm FSD split nock, which is connected with a 6mm brass sleeve with the spine rod.

 

And finaly the closed tail made of bisonyl with 2,5cm width.

 

DOCUMENTS

Building notes

  • The Leading Edge cutouts are measured from the wingtip, indicated by 0 mm on the plan file
  • The center panel is one piece
  • Before making the cuts in the¬†leading¬†edge, reinforce the¬†dacron¬†on the inside with a short piece of glass fiber tape. Alternative: Using¬†mylar¬†coated dacron (mylar inside)
  • Position of the APA standoff connector on the Lower Spreader: 30 cm from thick end of spar to middle of APA
  • For the UL version: The leading edge tunnels are made of spinnaker nylon instead of dacron.

Links

Sugarbaker’s [Return] Building Tutorial vlog

This will be a series of videos showing how I (Stephen Sugarbaker) build kites, and hopefully some good insight for those who want to start making their own.

Video’s


OSTK Episode 23: [Return] P200 | IckyTV

Return Evolved from Dotmatrix on Vimeo.

 

VF34 from Krijn Hemminga on Vimeo.