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Title: Daddy & Daughter White Bird Dragons
Post by: Allen Carter on November 15, 2013, 03:44 PM
I bought the smaller dragon 1n 1998 for my daughter's 7th birthday. It's always been "Caity's kite".

Now there is a Daddy kite to go with the Caity kite. I really get a kick out of watching them hang out together.  :)

Caity & Daddy Dragons (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z75hepYsssQ#ws)




Title: Re: Daddy & Daughter White Bird Dragons
Post by: Jorge Gouverneur on November 15, 2013, 03:51 PM
Very nice... Adding some colors to the sky.


Title: Re: Daddy & Daughter White Bird Dragons
Post by: skb on November 15, 2013, 06:49 PM
thanks for posting that, Allen.
A beautiful pair in the sky.


Title: Re: Daddy & Daughter White Bird Dragons
Post by: MtnFlyer on November 15, 2013, 07:08 PM
That is awesome, Allen! Thanks for posting that video.


Title: Re: Daddy & Daughter White Bird Dragons
Post by: thief on November 15, 2013, 07:15 PM
Wonderful symbolism....Wonderful kites......together they are perfect....


Title: Re: Daddy & Daughter White Bird Dragons
Post by: Dano on November 15, 2013, 08:31 PM
Sweet memories!

NICE!


Title: Re: Daddy & Daughter White Bird Dragons
Post by: JimB on November 15, 2013, 09:24 PM
Added to the video collection.

Thanks for posting it Allen.

:)


Title: Re: Daddy & Daughter White Bird Dragons
Post by: white wing lover on November 18, 2013, 05:44 AM
Nice video here Allen...
I like flying these linked, about 20 ft apart, prusik knot about 1/3 rd. down the spine. Do you mind if I put this on the White Bird FB page?




Title: Re: Daddy & Daughter White Bird Dragons
Post by: Allen Carter on November 18, 2013, 09:41 AM
Nice video here Allen...
I like flying these linked, about 20 ft apart, prussic knot about 1/3 rd. down the spine. Do you mind if I put this on the White Bird FB page?


Are they more or less stable when linked like that?

These were just tied to the same sand anchor. Smaller kite on the shorter line. I kinda knew what I wanted in terms of interaction. They flew great for an hour or so, with he big kite flying above the little one (partly because the little one was on heavy line and bridled to be active) then when the wind started to die down at sunset the big one started to sink and they tangled. Great self recovery!

Sure, post it wherever.


Title: Re: Daddy & Daughter White Bird Dragons
Post by: white wing lover on November 18, 2013, 12:40 PM
Are they more or less stable when linked like that?



Allen,
Here's a pic from last winter flying over the ice on lake Nokomis here in Mpls. This is a 55, 35, 25 ft. progression.
I've found placing the smaller kites in the back of the stack helps to give lift to the larger dragons in lighter winds. They can be very active depending on how the wind is blowing, the trailing kites doing a nice dance with the 55 acting as an anchor.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-B8I1SBpSrJU/UPYBMqflvFI/AAAAAAAAAZ4/INS6SqBlAS4/s720/DSC05395.jpg)

A bid of vinyl tape above and below the prusik knot keep it from sliding out of place...

I was asked to clarify about the link lines. I placed them about 1/3 down from the top of the spine. This configuration is good to about 15 mph. I'm looking at beefing up the spines on the 55 and 35 fters to prevent them flexing out of the pockets in higher winds.


Title: Re: Daddy & Daughter White Bird Dragons
Post by: Dano on November 18, 2013, 07:22 PM
Sweet update!

Gotta get me 'er the wife a 55'er to fly with her 2 smaller ones,
and we'll give it a try. thanks!   ;D