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basf xprmnt
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more experimentation on bruce lambert’s basf ... it was time to build a fighter with a bamboo spine and fiber glass bow ...

my goal is to achieve a fighter that can have any part replaced or to have various bows, spines and skins for different wind conditions ... i also wanted to have the choice of using either a three-point or a two-point bridle ...

reading carefully through the basf construction details, i came up with the idea of using drinking straws to create bow pockets as well as spine pockets ... and to use small lark’s head loops to attach the four needed bridle points ...

i carefully split and shaved a bamboo spine with a good bend about an inch above the line that joins the wing tips ... 3mm diameter straws are used for the bow and spine pockets [see pics below] ... and a bit of hand stitching for strength ...



the carefully shaped spine has caused a wonderful boat-like curve ... and the interchangeable bridle points can be seen ...



basf xprmnt
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pics

fighters:
... the monroe
... copyright
... phlying phish
... eye-con
... big indian fighter
... red lips 1ne
... yellow xprmnt
... israeli flag fighter
... red lips 2wo
... basf xprmnt
... stryke #051
... african inspirations

kites:
... under construction

flying days:
... under construction


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