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Title: Bobby Stanfield custom Celestial Navigator
Post by: Charles G on May 22, 2018, 05:39 PM
This weekend I had a chance to fly the custom, scaled down Celestial Navigator I recently bought from 2nd Wind. Assembly was typical for a Stanfield kite, no instructions, so I just started putting the framing into the kite where it looked like it should go. With its smaller size, I was able to remove the tail section and put the two assemblies in the back seat of my truck to save time at the field.

After adjusting the bridle, I used a long line launch to get the kite into cleaner wind. It flew nicely in bumpy 10 mph wind. The kite would probably do very well in 8 mph beach winds, and fly in winds up to 20 mph, but I would bring it down with anything over 15.
(http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm4/charlesg3116/Sky%20Candy/IMG_5971_zpsmtt6wayg.jpg) (http://s292.photobucket.com/user/charlesg3116/media/Sky%20Candy/IMG_5971_zpsmtt6wayg.jpg.html)
(http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm4/charlesg3116/Sky%20Candy/IMG_5965_zpswtojh53h.jpg) (http://s292.photobucket.com/user/charlesg3116/media/Sky%20Candy/IMG_5965_zpswtojh53h.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Bobby Stanfield custom Celestial Navigator
Post by: midibot on May 22, 2018, 07:45 PM
Very nice looking. Looks even purdier than the earlier pics -- it was meant to be in the air!

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Title: Re: Bobby Stanfield custom Celestial Navigator
Post by: mattbush on May 23, 2018, 07:18 PM
Thanks for sharing! I agree that it is even more impressive in the air!


Title: Re: Bobby Stanfield custom Celestial Navigator
Post by: warubozu on June 03, 2018, 12:31 AM
Wow, she's beautiful!


Title: Re: Bobby Stanfield custom Celestial Navigator
Post by: reachforthesky on June 03, 2018, 04:02 PM
That's gorgeous!

Lisa


Title: Re: Bobby Stanfield custom Celestial Navigator
Post by: Charles G on June 03, 2018, 05:45 PM
Thanks for the comments. Seeing it in the air made the time spent on assembly worth it.