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Title: Feather glider indoor kite
Post by: coop on January 17, 2017, 12:45 PM
I recently picked up a couple iFlites (a vented and an iFlite II) and have been flying them in my living room, and now Im hooked on indoor gliders!
Does anyone here have one of the Feather gliders? I know Thief sells them (hes who I would go through for one), I was wondering how durable they are. Do the tear easily? Do they roll up? I saw on the Feather care sheet it says not to touch the sail. I often fly with my son and other kids and if the Feather is real delicate I dont want the kids flying it.

Thanks for any info!


Title: Re: Feather glider indoor kite
Post by: coop on January 18, 2017, 06:12 AM
Wow! 7400+ views and no one has one of these?


Title: Re: Feather glider indoor kite
Post by: Doug S on January 18, 2017, 07:26 AM
Coop,

I have one that I received from Rob back in 2015.  The film is very delicate.  I prefer to fly my Bird of Prey 18 in small rooms, where I can beat the heck out of it.

Yours in kiting,

Doug


Title: Re: Feather glider indoor kite
Post by: coop on January 18, 2017, 09:25 AM
Thanks for the reply Doug!
Are Bird of Preys for sale anywhere or are they a build them yourself kite?


Title: Re: Feather glider indoor kite
Post by: thief on January 18, 2017, 09:42 AM
The bots are watching...
I will admit that there has not been that many of the feathers to hit others hands!
Super slow glides.....amazing build....yes, the skin is thin, I have punctured one of mine and have not seen any flight characteristics go down though. They do come in a very nice flat pack for travel and sleeping when not flown.


Title: Re: Feather glider indoor kite
Post by: thief on January 18, 2017, 09:43 AM
and...you cannot go wrong with one of Doug's kites! indoors...outdoors...i like the cuben ones best and the smaller sizes, but that is just me (but i am still lusting after the giant one too)


Title: Re: Feather glider indoor kite
Post by: coogee on January 18, 2017, 10:50 AM
Nothing wrong with another of Doug's kites, the Hawk.

I have one I built, 24 inch in Orcon with 1 mm and 0.8 mm CR.

Huge fun and it rolls up small for travel.

Mike


Title: Re: Feather glider indoor kite
Post by: coop on January 18, 2017, 11:08 AM
The bots are watching...
I will admit that there has not been that many of the feathers to hit others hands!
Super slow glides.....amazing build....yes, the skin is thin, I have punctured one of mine and have not seen any flight characteristics go down though. They do come in a very nice flat pack for travel and sleeping when not flown.

Thanks Thief! I may be in touch you with soon.
The crazy slow glides are what attracted me, they look like theyre moving in slow motion!


Title: Re: Feather glider indoor kite
Post by: Doug S on January 18, 2017, 05:05 PM
Coop,

The Bird of Prey glider kites are available through me.  I have built over 95 in various sizes, since it's development.  Many of them went to happy homes around the USA, Canada and the UK.

Yours in kiting,

Doug