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Aug 27, 2011, 03:51 PM
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video of the yellow-rc-poster-kite

vector kite your life 33 yellow rc poster kite (1 min 47 sec)
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Aug 29, 2011, 03:46 PM
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Another great kite!!!
Aug 29, 2011, 03:56 PM
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Just registered and the first thing I want to do is thank everyone who is contributing their experience and information to this forum. I've been reading all the threads over and over. As an oldtime RC sailplane enthusiast and as a long time kite builder/flyer I must admit this "new" approach of combining the two hobbies has peaked my interest. I think I'm "hooked." Of course I have a veritable deluge of questions but I'll wait to ask them until I have a better knowledge base. Oh man do I have a LOT of kites waiting to be converted. Again, thanx guys!
Aug 30, 2011, 08:41 AM
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I must echo 1OLDGOAT1's comments. I have been monitoring RC Kites for some time now, have really learned a lot & am totally hooked on the concept! By the way, the closest I've come to RC previously was as a kid w/my control line Cox powered plane! We're talking 50-60 years ago. I have a cheap delta kite & partially completed home built vector unit which I intend to share here eventually.
Apr 30, 2012, 05:01 PM
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black vector stealth

summer time in europe, time to fly vectorkites after work.
my new vectorkite is working with the new 840 unit from premier ( The black-vector-stealth is very easy to fly and it is possible to fly rolls and loops and combinations of both.
the stealth is based on a slime line delta shape. i cut a big hole in the nose of the kite, so the vector unit is always getting fresh air from all sides. works great, and looks futuristic in the sky.
enjoy first pictures.
Apr 30, 2012, 08:16 PM
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looks fast!
Jun 19, 2012, 05:24 PM
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Can you provide details on how to build the yellow vector poster kite in post #43. I am looking for the dimensions of the carbon fiber rods,the connectors used and the type of fabric. This looks like something I could build and seems very interesting. Also do you know the weight of this kite? Could a blue wonder motor be used with this design? The 20g 1300 Kv Blue Wonder is said to produce 400 g of thrust on a 3 cell battery with a 8x4 prop (if I am reading the specs correctly). I am not sure how that compares to the motor you are using on the 2D unit. Do you think a 2:1 thrust to weight is ok for a kite or is more thrust needed?
Jun 20, 2012, 05:14 PM
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hi xheli,
thanks for interrest.
the weight of the yellow vectorposter is 92 g (kite only), RTF not more than 300 g.
your motor seems to be a very good solution.
my motor has about 450g trust, weight 24g, lipo 3cell 750mAh
keelrod 4mm carbontube
2 x front rods 4mm carbontube
dehidral: exel-part 4mm
2 x back sticks: 3mm carbon
fabric: spinnaker 50g/qm (not important, use spinnaker you get)

important: the keelrod must have a bow/curve to create pitch !!!
by "fit in" the powerunit to the kite (with strings) the keelrod will
show a curve automatic.
Jun 20, 2012, 05:44 PM
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Thanks for your reply. I have just a few more questions (right now anyway LOL )
On the yellow vectorposter do you have carbon tubes along the sides or just at the front and rear?
It looks like the string in the front helps keep the power unit in place and creates the bow/curve that is needed. Is the string in the rear used to prevent twisting?
Are the 2 curved rods starting at the front of the power unit and running to the rear edge of the kite, used to support the power unit also? I would guess those are 3 mm also like the rear rods

This is really interesting and seems like something I can build. I will have to order those kite connectors
Jun 21, 2012, 02:46 AM
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thanks for interrest.
no tubes in the ends of the sail (front, side, back), only 5 tubes for the complete kite.
the front-strings from right and left side to the keel nose helps to tighten the sail.
the carbonrods (3mm) from the end of unitframe to the back are also for opening the sail.
the front-strings from right and left to the top of the vectorunit are the complete connection for the power unit. the powerunit is connected with rubber-connectors (kite-shop) on the keeltube.
the backstring makes the kite stable, protects twisting.
if you shorten the backstring, the kite flies more stable and creates more pitch.

vectorkites are very crash-resistend, so you can make your own tests for finding your perfect setup on the flying flield.
Jun 27, 2012, 09:02 AM
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I have another question about your yellow vector-poster kite. What connector(s) did you use to join the 4 mm keel tube and the 3 mm rods (2) that are used to keep the sail open?
Also, have you used other materials for kite sails on a vector kite?
Jun 27, 2012, 04:01 PM
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hi x-heli
use a 6-8 cm long fuel or water tubing (silicon or neopren or flexible plastic) and cut a hole in the middle for the 4mm keel rood.
you can build a posterkite with tesa and a plasticbag from your favorite discounter, thats not so longlife as ripstop nylon but works!

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