Genki  

Presented by Robert Brasington, Tasmania, Australia

SORRY   Class is filled, extra kits available to make at home!

TYPE OF CLASS:  
Sew Project


CLASS SIZE: 
Class Size -  20

SKILL LEVEL: 
All Skill Levels


CLASS LENGTH: 
Day and a Half Project

TIMES OFFERED: 
Offered Once
 

SIZE OF PROJECT:
The Genki is 3M across (10 feet) with an 11M (36 feet) tail assembly


WIND RANGE: 
The Genki flies best in light to medium winds
 

The Genki is a thin version of the standard Genki from the 1980s. It is inherently a very stable platform. This version has no keels which enables clean uninterrupted designs. It is using a double dihedral to give the stability. The kite is best in light to medium winds. 

The technique to produce the panels is vastly different to normal relief applique. Large coloured panels are assembled with the use of template boards and datum points.  These are fully sewn and transferred onto the final body panel. It is a useful and innovative technique to produce larger than normal sheets of colour(s) that can be easily used elsewhere.   

The Genki is a unique platform using a double dihedral to give stability in a wide range of winds. It is best in light to medium wind conditions. As with the Stealth Delta, we will be using the large panel transplant technique to achieve the finished kite

Supplies/Equipment Needed for class -- All fabric/spar materials are supplied. Simple kitemaking skills are required.  A functioning sewing machine is essential, as well as basic sewing tools and black thread.