" Marc 2" kite

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This kite is a modern version of the original one developed by Pino Noto and published on “Cervi Volanti” magazine, item 42d of 1994.

It's an exellent flyer for weak and medium winds, very elegant and easy enough to make.
This isn't the original project because I made this kite by a photo.

Pino Noto sent me the original magazine article with project and I add them to my page.

And now the kite description.

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It's made up by a front wing a), a back wing b), two keels c), d), a keel spar e) and a trasversal spar f), over a little whisker g).

Both spars are curved : the trasversal one is bent by front wings and  keel spar is pushed down by this arc.

A little string h) connect two wings together.

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Spars are fixed together by a 3 cm long rubber pipe with two perpendicular holes.
All details to sew half wings and keels together and how to make dacron loops at spars tunnel ends are the same as for Delta Kite plan.

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  Side picture show a keel section and its shape when the kite is assembled.

Bridle line is attached on kite "nose" and on indicated point.


Kite fly angle can be easy modifyed changing line attach point on bridle line.

On side picture all wings are drawn flats and with keels sewn.
Down keels edge and back wing leading edge take a tunnel for spars while all other edges are simply borded by hems.

All spinnaker fabric stressed points needs dacron reinforcements, wings tips ends with dacron loops or metallic rings and a chord loop that get on an arrow nock at the spar end.

In the same way you can fix keel spar at the kite "nose" and at the back keel end.

All spars are 6 mm diam. fiber carbon tube, keel spar is 1700 mm long and trasversal spar is 1900 mm, it's divided on 3 pieces foe easy kite assembling.
It's bette to cut off all spars after kite construction because the lenght can be slighty different from given lenghts.

Whisker is an 3 mm diam. fiberglass and it's fixed to keel with two dacron pockets.

Entrambi i longheroni sono di fibra di carbonio di 6 mm, quello di chiglia è lungo 1700 mm mentre quello trasversale 1900 mm ed è diviso in tre parti in quanto risulta più comodo da montare.
Consiglio, come per tutti gli aquiloni, di tagliarle alla misura esatta solo alla fine della costruzione in quanto la lunghezza può variare di qualche centimetro a seconda della costruzione.
Il distanziale della chiglia posteriore è in fibra di vetro di 3 mm. ed è montato fisso con due piccole tasche in dacron.

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This draw show spinnaker nylon cut template, all dimension are in mm and need to add  6 mm for hems and 36 mm for spars tunnels.
Front wing leading edge is curved to be very taut on fly, a 4-5 cm camber  is racomanded.
Back keel spar tunnel is curved too and shaped with the same camber to follow spar arc.

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It's raccomanded for this kite a ribbon tail to increase fly stability and kite beauty.

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