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The New Acoustiks 2 years, 1 month ago #597

  • kostaaa
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New Acoustik kite is under development.
The idea is to have Top Performance Elegant Freestyle kite, beautiful rotations, easy tricks and transitions from trick to trick.
The 1st prototype is based on BB10 (and BB8) with some small changes. The size is exactly what I want - Big and stable but not too much (still can spin fast in tricks). I try 1 and 2 stand-off configurations.

It's around:
230 x 93 cm
235g (with 18g t.w.)
146.4cm LEs
SkyShark Nitro + 6mm Structil

Some sort of UL/L but in the videos below you can see what happens in 0-4km/h and in 30-40km/h wind.
Lazy Susan and backspin combinations are extremely good. The 1-pop Yo-Yo's were surprisingly difficult. I made some changes to improve them but again it needs more adjustments in that direction.

I need your support! Please, leave a comment if you like it.
You can pre-order now on reduced price. The finished kite will be above 300 euros.

Also, there's gonna be smaller, much more cheaper version.
Last Edit: 2 years, 1 month ago by kostaaa.

Re: The New Acoustiks 1 year, 12 months ago #598

  • kostaaa
  • Posts: 316
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Let's write some info here :)

At the beginning I was thinking to make it with 1 stand-off or 2 very close together. After some tests with different lengths and positions is clear that A3 sail works better with 2 stand-offs much far away from each other that I expected (distance 5.5cm). I also changed the LE & TEs curves, shorter top spreader, connector & Central-T positions, bigger wingspan...... with other words many parameters are under observation in different winds.

Here some footage:

Click HERE to see the smaller and much more radical version.

Unfortunately, I don't like the panels at the centre. The idea was to have the contours of the original Acoustik but somehow it doesn't looks well to me. Also, it's very difficult (much more time!) to build well.
Last Edit: 1 year, 12 months ago by kostaaa.
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Re: The New Acoustiks 1 year, 3 months ago #667

  • kostaaa
  • Posts: 316
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I very happy to present you the New Acoustik RT:

It's an Ultra Light kite and RT stands for Radical Tricks / Ready for Tricks.
As always main goal was -> Easy Freestyle.
But this version offers dramatically improved Precision (and flying with style).
It has better, more solid feeling on the lines, more "contact" with the kite during tricks, which allows you to spin again and again....
The transitions from trick to trick are even better -> longer combinations.

The Wingspan is around 219cm, Hight 86cm, Weight ~198g.
Frame: Full Structil (very durable carbon, superb quality)!!!
Sail: Ventex Strong + Icarex
The LE & TE channels are from carefully selected, light, Non-Stretchable Ripstop Polyester.
All panels of all FlyKites from here and now will be cut with Aluminium templates (built with less than 0.1mm error!), which will guarantee extreme precision.
The sail is well reinforced with Mylar, Cordura, Dacron, Vinyl, Fiberglass tape, Thin Moonie tape,..,.. in order to keep the original kite geometry for extended period of time.
The Central-T connector is Exel 5.5mm drilled to fit perfectly to the LSs. Some other connectors are modified too...
The building quality & techniques are improved in many directions. As you probably know, I pay attention on every small detail while designing, developing and building.

Custom Build Only, after order!
The price is 230 euros, but the 1st kite will be with Free Shipping.

I hope you like it!
Last Edit: 1 year, 3 months ago by kostaaa.
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