Double Single Eddy Stack 1989
Blackheath 13th August 2020
Double / Single Eddy Stack 1989
each kite measures 70 x 70 cm
tails: 6 metres on each kite
Number of kites in the chain: 20 kites in total, horizontally alternating 2/1, 13 vertical
Total size: 1.40 x 0.7 x 15 metres (8 square metres)
Weight: 2 kg
under 10mph Blackheath 13/09/2020.
5-7mph Blackheath 19/03/2023
First flown 24th March 2019, Blackheath.
At Cervia April 2019 an issue was found with one of the dihedrals and the stack was not flown.
Split rings replaced and dacron pockets re-sewn October 2019
Replacement dihedrals were made December 2019
Flown 15th December 2019, Blackheath
Wolfgang Schimmelpfennig, Phantastische Drachenwelt 1991/2
Illustrated Page 38
20 pairs of 5mm x 34cm spreaders cut and finished 22nd March 2019
Dowels for verticals located and purchased August 2019.
Flown in light breeze Blackheath 24th March 2019. Red rods threaded through pairs, centre points need attention.
Dihedral perished and needed replacing as seen at Cervia attempt but on further examination majority seem ok. Replacement dihedrals digitally printed by Lindsey Wisdom-Johnson December 2019. Also for 1985 81 kite train
Stainless Steel split rings bought 4th October 2019. Dacron pockets replaced and split rings fitted 17th October 2019
Additional fixes 21st March 2023
Temporary repair made on Blackheath 19th March 2023.
There was just enough of the pocket to make a repair rather than replacing it.
The inner pocket element was sewn to the sail first.
Another pocket needing attention was found.
The residual sand attached by the tape adhesive suggests that this was an old issue!
In this case a fragment of broken spar was tightly lodged in the pocket. The pocket had to be partially unstitched to release the fragment.
The inner pocket was sewn to the sail before finishing.
Artevento, Cervia, Sunday 30th April 2023
We waited patiently for the breeze...
Thanks to Marian Linford for the images.
The Double/Single Eddy was launched first and had to be landed and re-launched before the breeze reached a level where the Triple Malay launch could be attempted.
Blackheath 19th March 2023
Martin Linford on the 'bar' again.
Preparations for Cervia 2023, seemed sensible to fly this one as it some time since the last flight. One spar pocket needs to be re-sewn.
The images show a loose spar on the second paired sail.
Blackheath 13th September 2020
Blackheath 15th December 2019
Blackheath 24th March 2019
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