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Title: oh hell yeah
Post by: thief on October 29, 2013, 07:08 PM
Finally I get to add a super kite to my bag.....The prototype McStar....
(http://www.kenmcneill.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/star1.jpg)
I have loved this design since I first saw it.....

Btw Ken has a prototype Ichiban up that needs a home too....

http://www.kenmcneill.com/prototype-sale/ (http://www.kenmcneill.com/prototype-sale/)


Title: Re: oh hell yeah
Post by: chilese on October 29, 2013, 07:25 PM
Kmac, the man.

Sweet ride there mister.  :)


Title: Re: oh hell yeah
Post by: boomertype on October 29, 2013, 07:55 PM
Great score!


Title: Re: oh hell yeah
Post by: JimB on October 29, 2013, 08:10 PM
wow.


Title: Re: oh hell yeah
Post by: Allen Carter on October 29, 2013, 08:25 PM
It looked different somehow at Antelope Island.  >:(


Title: Re: oh hell yeah
Post by: boomertype on October 29, 2013, 08:33 PM
 
It looked different somehow at Antelope Island.  >:(
:D ;) :-X
I'll never tell!


Title: Re: oh hell yeah
Post by: kmac on October 29, 2013, 08:35 PM
It was only a 8.33% difference.  ;)


Title: Re: oh hell yeah
Post by: coogee on October 30, 2013, 02:15 AM
Great looking kite. Love the repeating triangles with the three colours. Very very cool.
 Mike


Title: Re: oh hell yeah
Post by: Bob D on October 30, 2013, 04:15 AM
Ken has an incredible eye for design. I wish I could have afforded more of his kites like this. The Ichiban is a favorite of mine but I never would have gotten the okay.


Title: Re: oh hell yeah
Post by: thief on October 30, 2013, 03:35 PM
i will admit that this grab did take away money from another cause....well...another wishful lust of a canoe so not really a cause (especially in my wife's eyes)..........
but i am just glad to add another of Ken's creations to my collection...


Title: Re: oh hell yeah
Post by: alien on October 31, 2013, 06:10 AM
                  WHATS NEXT!

                         :o

                           :P

                              :-*


Title: Re: oh hell yeah
Post by: Allen Carter on October 31, 2013, 09:55 AM
i am just glad to add another of Ken's creations to my collection...

Most of us just have mere kite collections. Rob has a Creation Collection.  :)


Title: Re: oh hell yeah
Post by: thief on October 31, 2013, 09:59 AM
ha ha ha ha......you make it sound like they are crawling about the workshop........


Title: Re: oh hell yeah
Post by: thief on November 03, 2013, 07:22 AM
bigger than i had thought.....super simple assembly  (once the skin is not turned inside itself - which can happen easily becase the triangles all have 3 pivot points....
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-uLNyjUfxfPA/UnZliTVIEnI/AAAAAAAAhdU/f716TjzT2mM/s912/IMG_20131103_095933939_HDR.jpg)
rain today...well at least right now...maybe i will get to test fly it later if not tomorrow...


Title: Re: oh hell yeah
Post by: thief on November 06, 2013, 10:43 AM
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-MQs6vfOunP4/Unp4I3SYOdI/AAAAAAAAhiE/_KOZ6Z4L-OU/s576/IMG_20131106_121046064.jpg?gl=US)
First flight in my hands.....
dreamy.......
love the geometric pattern as the light hits it and changes the icky colors slightly too......
bigger presence in the sky than i imagined....
need to figure out a way to keep the tail flattened out at the end so you can see the pattern to the end...
simple assembly..
simple (and slightly weird - not like any i had seen before) bridling.....
really neat to see how the different panels change shape with the wind movement - some end back more than others.....

i might change the panel pattern a bit..need to figure out what would look best (in my eyes)

Ken is going to have a waiting list when this one comes out.....


Title: Re: oh hell yeah
Post by: JimB on November 06, 2013, 08:46 PM
Love that.

What's the set up like?


Title: Re: oh hell yeah
Post by: thief on November 07, 2013, 04:45 AM
9 .2400" sticks that ferrule into 3 spreaders that go straight point to opposing point.....
Two bow lines go across the back from the clock points 10->4 and 2->8....
You can lose direction on the individual skins but they're all attached together but they can twist inside of each other very well. ..
Simple 3 leg bridle that attaches at, never seen this before, the top three rods... So there is no bottom support by the bridle.... Rides on the wind more like a dragon kite.

Definitely a winner


Title: Re: oh hell yeah
Post by: JimB on November 11, 2013, 09:54 AM
thanks.


Title: Re: oh hell yeah
Post by: Hal on November 11, 2013, 11:54 AM
Outstanding....as with all of Ken's creations


Title: Re: oh hell yeah
Post by: thief on July 12, 2014, 06:11 PM
Tried this bugger at Newport with three fuzzy tails and it does like a dream...... And I changed the panels around...

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-QC89WIERWQ4/U8HaYz0s-BI/AAAAAAAAmbs/aUF6HWO1UMY/s512/IMG_20140712_113909.jpg)


Title: Re: oh hell yeah
Post by: kmac on July 15, 2014, 06:43 AM
Very nice Rob, I like the new pattern.  Did you make the fuzzy tails?


Title: Re: oh hell yeah
Post by: Trip on July 15, 2014, 06:50 AM
Nice....Very nice!