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Old Apr 14, 2011, 02:45 AM
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Vectorflyer, I've stumble on a site, Interactive Kite Modeler design/trim/fly kite's. http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/airplane/kiteprog.html. Plug-in your own kite information to figure kite's CG, maybe this will help others buliding there own vectorized kite.
Great find! It's like CAD for kites. It even tells you if you don't have enough lift or if your design is unstable.
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Old Apr 23, 2011, 04:31 PM
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2-D vectorwings


i built a new 2-d-vector-unit for my dual line stuntkites. in compare with my 3-D-unit, i set the unit extremly down, near the sail. the frame is made of 5mm cfk and 2x20mm flat cfk. Both kites fly very stable, even in high wind. i will add some videos later.
first enjoy the pictures.



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Old Apr 23, 2011, 04:37 PM
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2-D-wings


same kite with the 3-D-unit (A-frame from Premier) and the new slefmade 2-D-unit.
Kite is the Yukon from HQ-kites.

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Old Apr 23, 2011, 05:48 PM
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video


video was made early morning. stuntkite "jive" from HQ-kites converted with 2-D-unit.
lipo 850 mAh, motor: original premier V 780, weight: 380 gramm, flight-time: 11 minutes (throttle nearly closed during the complete flight-time, motor is very strong for these lightweight kite)
The kite fly`s amazing stable. at the end of the video i made some 2-D-acrobatic like flying a "helicopter": steering full right (ore left), throttle open....if you put steering neutral the kite recovers.
vector kite your life !!!

vector kite your life 16 "2-D-unit on a stuntkite" (2 min 53 sec)
Old Apr 30, 2011, 05:10 PM
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my new 2-D-project


after my success with my vectordart-kite (see thread "my vectorkites"), i will build a fast kite only for a 2-D-unit.
...it looks now more than a speed-boat than a plane, maybe i can start from the water.
...working title is "vector-peak"
enjoy first photos

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Old Apr 30, 2011, 05:40 PM
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... that dart looks neat!

Did You sew the sail or did You glue it?

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Old May 01, 2011, 01:59 AM
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hi flattermann,

the vectordart (white-black-red sail) is an self-built item i got from ebay.
it was first a self-sewing rhombus kite with a long tail. I cut the tail and fly the kite now up-side-down.

the black-blue sail is a kite from the german manufacture Elliot. They don`t make this nice kite called "diva" any more, but i have some of them.
if you like, i will send you one.
.......hope the flight-characteristic are not "diva-like", but i want to know how slim you can make a vector sail.....


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Old May 04, 2011, 05:34 PM
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video of the 2-D-vectorpeak


enjoy the video of my new "2-D-vectorpeak".
the kite is always a little bit swinging from the right to the left side, maybe i have to set the motor a little bit down, maybe the sail-shape is to slim. I fly the vectorpeak with the 2-D-unit from my vectorman-kite, but thinking about building a complete new vector-frame.
these kite makes spectacular rolls, so the kite rocks (swings) and rolls.
....i find out, if i fly a little bit left before i turn into a right roll and fly the roll with the wind (not against the wind, as in the video) the kite even rolls better.
with reduced throttle the kite fly`s very slow, i can park it in the sky...
...but if i open the throttle the kite mutates to a speeder.
by the way, the kite has a very good gliding-rate, so flight-time is 12 minutes with the original premier 780er motor and a 750 mAh lipo.

vector kite your life 19: "vectorpeak" (3 min 28 sec)
Old May 05, 2011, 12:00 AM
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Hi Vectorflyer,

these rolls are impressive, especially because You have flown them only with 2 Ch. right or left.
Would like to see it flying as a real 'Speed Dart' with the 3D - Vector Unit at full throttle, and elevator increasing a little down

Very interesting, speedy project!

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Old May 09, 2011, 02:10 PM
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Hi guys,
Can you recomend a kite to me who is a beginner and would like to try a 2d unit.
Rich
Old May 10, 2011, 01:47 AM
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beginner 2-D kite


hi rcrich,
a delta or deltabox with a wingspan from 1,80 to 220cm is a very good beginner 2-D kite.

you can buy a ready to run 2-D deltabox now from Premier (Premier Delta Box Sport, lava or citrus).
I think, it`s the first RTR kite with a 2-D-vector unit from a big company.
i had the possibility to make test flights with this new premier kite.
it works well, i was enthusiastic about the flight performance.
i made a video, show you next time in this thread.

2-D-flying is cool !
Old May 10, 2011, 10:48 AM
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delta


I think I might try this one.
Old May 11, 2011, 03:58 PM
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What brand metal gear servo are you using ?
Old May 11, 2011, 05:08 PM
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servo for 2-D-unit


hi rcrich,

use a metal gear servo,
i add a hitec HS 65 MG to my vectorunit and never had problems.
Old May 24, 2011, 04:15 PM
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PremierRC sport kites (with 2-D units)


hi rc-kiters,
i had the possibility to make test flights with the new 2-D-vector kites from premier. think, premier is the first big company who offers rc-kites with 2-D-vector control.
great job, premier !
by the way, the boys (and girls?) from premier are clever, using 3-D-rc-kites (delta-box and canard) for 2-D. difference: the kites framed with inexpensive fiberglass (no carbon). even the 2-D-gimbal is using inner parts of the 3-D-gimbal.
premier build a new simple but nice looking carbon frame for the 2-D-vector-unit, with the option of interchangeability, means you can later change from the power-sport-unit (2-D) to a generation II (3-D unit). measurements are the same, that makes sense, congratulations premier!
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