Invisible flier

by Elyser Zafico
(Cebu City, Philippines)

spot the ROK!

spot the ROK!

Flew this kite in moderate to high winds and was doing perfectly fine if you make the perfect adjustments to the bridle for the wind condition. Mine flew high up and as I used a transparent plastic it looks like almost invisible among the sky except for the spars. I used rubber cement instead of tape in attaching the spars to the sail.

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To Boni
by: Elyser Zafico

You're welcome Boni! I'm on my way to fly the newest ROK that I've just built. I wish I can send you the photos but the page doesn't allow me to. Good luck!

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to Elyser
by: Boni

To use a dihedral angle instead of bowing, I'm rather sure it will be good for all the kites...

Previously, I did it for one delta only but I will apply the concept to others also, beginning from my next canard kite...

In order to realize the dihedral angle, I used a shaped joint, to bend the bamboo with water and fire, it should be not too difficult, I will try!

T&BR
Boni

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To Boni
by: Elyser Zafico

There's also other modifications I did in the building of the kite. For the horizontal spars, in creating the dihedral, instead of having two pieces of the spar join I only used one long spar and then heat bent the center most of the spar until I achieved the correct angle.

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to Elyser
by: Anonymous

Thanks a lot, I will make some tests.
In my mind there is the plan to have the spars completely buried in the sail, and, if gluing is strong enough, it would allow to create the tube for the spars directly in the sail.
Kind regards
Boni

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to Boni
by: Elyser Zafico

I used rugby or rubber cement, preferably the Apollo brand.

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Great!
by: Boni

Rubber cement? Could you please tell me more exactly what kind of glue you used? It's a very useful information, thankyou in advance.

Haha! About kite visibility, you achieved a good result, it'a a nearly perfect stealth kite!

(perhaps some coloured marker pen might be useful..)

;-))

Kind regards
Boni

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Transparent plastic
by: Tim P.

Fly the kite near sunset and watch the plastic light up!

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