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New barn door kite for KAP
I thought I would share some pictures of the new kite I just finished sewing that I plan to use for KAP. It is a "barn door" style, with a 2.5-meter (97.5 inch) span and stands 2.2 meters (88 inches) tall. It was adapted from the plan here. Each spar is made out of 3 Skyshark P4X tubes. The total weight including the bridle came out to 510 grams (18 oz). The sail area is 3.9 square meters / 42 square feet. This is the second kite I've sewn, and I'm really enjoying the process.
I managed a short test flight yesterday after work as the breeze was dying, and it seemed to be pretty well-behaved, though I think I might still make some adjustments to the bridle. Hopefully I will get a chance to do some KAP with it soon.