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Posted by davereap | Mar 01, 2010 @ 04:32 AM | 53,460 Views
There has been a bit more interest in the R/C kites lately so here are my links and a few pics

NightKites where it started https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=987191

The Simple design.. https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1020544 the easiest and cheapest build, which is a great flier and the best place to start.. The best alternative if you want to buy a kit is the IFO,

The Nutball kite... Nutballs will always be one of my favorites.. so a kite version had to be made.... its truly excellent.. https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1033223

lighting it up my way.. https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1021664

The Micro kite is by far the best flier needs a bigger build and lighting
cf-aerobat (5 min 5 sec)

always PM me with any questions dave
Posted by davereap | Nov 08, 2009 @ 06:52 AM | 54,089 Views
I will start with my designs that have turned out well enough to be keepers..

The Superfly clone
Here is a Delta wing... KFm4 ..a clone of the Superfly.. an excellent sports flier
Depron Superfly 38 clone KFm4 (4 min 46 sec)

.. https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=977954


Here is a Zagnutz type ...KFm4 ...originally with fins, now further modded with Assasin tips.. again an excellent sports flier

note with no tips end on visibility is poor.. nice bright tips help

The link takes you to the main Zagnutz thread where you will find lots more info on KF topics as well as more links the many varieties of zagntz that have been made
tipless KFm4 no2 (6 min 27 sec)
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Posted by davereap | Nov 08, 2009 @ 06:00 AM | 54,570 Views
I will use my Nifty as the example...for one method
Cutting cant be easier all straight lines for the wing layers.. I decided to put the top and bottom KF steps at 45%, again keeping it simple..
Main/centre layer 32 x 16.. 1 off
outer layers 32 x 7 1/4.. 2 off
Spars Balsa 1/4x3/4 x 32.. 2 off
marking up..
Put a line 1.5" from the front on both sides of the main panel and one side of each of the 2 layers/steps. this is where you will spread the uhu to laminate the layers together to form the leading edge...
On the two layers/steps also put a line 3/4 from the rear edge.. this is where the spar will be stuck
On the main panel put a line across at the rear of the step position..put another line 3/4 in front of that one..repeat on the other side.

one side at a time...spread UHU por along the LE and the spar positions on the main panel..
Spread uhu along one surface of one spar.
Spread uhu along one of the layers at LE and spar positions.
the first fix - the spar
By now the spar coating and the main layer coatings will be dry, so on a flat surface push the spar in position, then rub it down hard to fix it.
more glue
Spread uhu on the top of the spar and wait for it to dry.
the second fix - layer 1, the top
The top layer can now be fixed...with care position the layer first onto the spar, and rub down hard, it is important the layer must be fixed firmly to the spar and not be able to pull away...now starting from the centre push the LE...Continue Reading