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Old Aug 19, 2005, 01:42 PM
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My new kite-e plane Modified.

Hi evryone,

This is my version of the Barstool Kite-e Plane.
I have used 10 mm sq stock aluminium from my local hardware store. This has thicker walls than the Slow Stick fuse and is about twice as heavy.

I have used Correx plastic sheet strengthened with carbon rod for the tail feathers. Build time of about 10 min.
Just cut out one segment to achieve the hinge.

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Old Aug 19, 2005, 01:49 PM
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Pictures taken this week.
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Old Aug 19, 2005, 01:49 PM
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Looks nice and sturdy. What did you make those tail feathers from?
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Old Aug 19, 2005, 01:51 PM
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Oh, that second picture is just awesome...very surrealistic.
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Old Aug 19, 2005, 01:54 PM
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Old Aug 19, 2005, 01:58 PM
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Looks nice and sturdy. What did you make those tail feathers from?
It's correx plastic sheeting. Like coregated cardboad but made from plastic.
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Old Aug 19, 2005, 02:02 PM
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I got to go find me some of that.
And I'm thinking about next year coming over to your side of the pond for a visit. Of all the locations I've seen on here I love the country side in your area.
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Old Aug 19, 2005, 02:26 PM
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I got to go find me some of that.
And I'm thinking about next year coming over to your side of the pond for a visit. Of all the locations I've seen on here I love the country side in your area.
I feel so lucky to live in this part of the world. I am spoilt for choice for subjects to photograph. You must let me know when you’re coming over. We could go flying.
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Old Aug 20, 2005, 02:41 AM
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I got to go find me some of that.
And I'm thinking about next year coming over to your side of the pond for a visit. Of all the locations I've seen on here I love the country side in your area.
It's called coroplast here. You can find it in sign shops, or hobby shops sometimes. Or you can just swipe a campaign sign
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Old Aug 21, 2005, 04:43 PM
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Gray,
how long is the fuselage?
what size is the AXI motor
Thanks, James.
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Old Aug 21, 2005, 06:57 PM
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Gray, your hazy landscape is quite special. Thanks for sharing.
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Old Aug 21, 2005, 07:38 PM
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Gary
Nice job on you Kite-e Plane. As for the Picture thay are great.

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Old Aug 22, 2005, 02:09 AM
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Coroplast

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It's called coroplast here. You can find it in sign shops, or hobby shops sometimes. Or you can just swipe a campaign sign

I've been trying to find a source for Coroplast or Correx here in Germany, but no luck so far...anyone out there have any sources?

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Old Aug 22, 2005, 04:45 AM
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I've been trying to find a source for Coroplast or Correx here in Germany, but no luck so far...anyone out there have any sources?

Mark
Mark, search for "Doppelstegplatte" , available in most of the big DIY-stores in Germany. The Zagi pilots make their winglets from this material.
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Old Aug 22, 2005, 07:31 AM
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Doppelstegplatte

Thanks Stephan....I'll hit Obi, Top Bau or Hornbach today.

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