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Title: When I'm 80, I Should Be This Active
Post by: chilese on February 06, 2010, 11:53 AM
Got a facebook friend who sent me this link of a kitebuilder he knows:

http://stegmich.de/2009/01/wolsing-bildergalerie/ (http://stegmich.de/2009/01/wolsing-bildergalerie/)
Big and beautiful kites for sure. There must be a panel count record on 1 of them.

My new friend's website is:

http://stegmich.de/category/drachen/zweileiner/ (http://stegmich.de/category/drachen/zweileiner/)
It's in German, duh.


Title: Re: When I'm 80, I Should Be This Active
Post by: StegMich on February 06, 2010, 12:01 PM
Hi John,

thank you for posting my links - yes, my homepage is in german but the picture speak for themselves. If you need any translation, I will try! :-)

The kitebuilder's name is Guenter Wolsing. He is over 80 years of age, lives in Hamburg and is already building large kites. His biggest one has about 12 meters wingspan!

Best regards

Michael
http://StegMich.de (http://StegMich.de)


Title: Re: When I'm 80, I Should Be This Active
Post by: obijuankenobe on February 06, 2010, 12:52 PM
 ???

Whoa.  That's just plain amazing.  Thanks for that link.

obi


Title: Re: When I'm 80, I Should Be This Active
Post by: nobbl2k on February 06, 2010, 01:24 PM
Hi Michael,

nice to see you here! :-)

Norbert


Title: Re: When I'm 80, I Should Be This Active
Post by: fidelio on February 06, 2010, 01:49 PM
awesome!


Title: Re: When I'm 80, I Should Be This Active
Post by: anOldMan on February 06, 2010, 03:40 PM
Will talk to my friends in Hamburg the next time I am there.

Thankx for the link.


Title: Re: When I'm 80, I Should Be This Active
Post by: Michel on February 07, 2010, 02:53 AM
Günter must fly in pair with Ray Bethell !  ;)

Günter Wolsing : born 11.1.1927
Ray Bethell : born 03.01.1927



Title: Re: When I'm 80, I Should Be This Active
Post by: adx1592 on February 07, 2010, 06:43 AM
awesome stuff! beautiful kites.


Title: Re: When I'm 80, I Should Be This Active
Post by: MtnFlyer on February 07, 2010, 08:12 AM
Some of those kites are HUGE! All are gorgeous.

I didn't notice it at first, but the construction of the larger ones is really interesting with the diagonal brace/spreader from the center of the LE to the center T.

Thanks for the link, John.


Title: Re: When I'm 80, I Should Be This Active
Post by: mikenchico on February 07, 2010, 09:51 AM
... but the construction of the larger ones is really interesting with the diagonal brace/spreader from the center of the LE to the center T.

Very good framing on them, but did you notice on the close-ups that he uses a three stitch flat fell seam on those crazy quilt patterns? Unbelievable workmanship too.



Title: Re: When I'm 80, I Should Be This Active
Post by: MtnFlyer on February 07, 2010, 10:42 AM
...a three stitch flat fell seam...

I stopped and looked at those, too. That's a lot of parallel lines! Couldn't tell if they were flat fell or rolled, though.


Title: Re: When I'm 80, I Should Be This Active
Post by: gwm on February 07, 2010, 10:46 AM
 Wow!! There's a lot of interesting construction here. Some multiple spine and batten variations. He really has a love for experimenting.


Title: Re: When I'm 80, I Should Be This Active
Post by: Allen Carter on February 07, 2010, 11:09 AM
I like this image

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_1twsHSORM9s/Sr0MlhlyWLI/AAAAAAAAEkg/CAvto7nzuVo/s288/PICT0405.JPG)

Makes you think "is that one of those camera angle tricks like with the model cars?"

But no, it's a really, really big kite.    ???


Title: Re: When I'm 80, I Should Be This Active
Post by: John Welden on February 07, 2010, 12:50 PM
Awesome stuff, looks like a ton of work.


Title: Re: When I'm 80, I Should Be This Active
Post by: Michel on February 07, 2010, 03:11 PM
(http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/3940/wolsing122fx.png)


Title: Re: When I'm 80, I Should Be This Active
Post by: Retnüg on February 08, 2010, 04:43 AM
 :) Hallo Drachenfreunde,
ich spreche und schreibe leider nur Deutsch, hoffe aber, dass wir uns auch so verstehen werden.

Es freut mich, dass die Wolsing-Bildergalerie so positiv aufgenommen worden ist. Sie enthält aber mehr beachtliche Drachen als nur den 12er. Der ist ein absoluter Experimentier- und Versuchsdrachen, für normales fliegen viel zu groß. Trotzdem war der Bau eine Herausforderung für mich, darum habe ich ihn auch entwickelt und gebaut.

Die anderen Drachen, egal wie groß, sind aber alle für normalen Einsatz geeignet. Darüber habe ich auch Bücher geschrieben.

Mit diesem Posts will ich testen, ob wir uns auch auf Deutsch verständigen können.

Freundliche Grüße an alle interessierten Drachenfreunde und   na denn

Günter  alias  Retnüg  :)
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Babel Fish translation (Il Duce)

Hello of kite friends, I speak and write unfortunately only German, it hopes however that we will understand ourselves also in such a way. It makes me happy that the Wolsing art gallery was taken up so positively. It contains however more considerable kites than only that of 12. That is an absolute experimentation and attempt kite, for normal flies much too largely. Nevertheless the building was a challenge for me, therefore I had also developed and had built it. The other kites, no matter how large, are however all suitable for normal employment. Over it I wrote also books. With this Posts I want to test whether we can inform ourselves also on German. Friendly greetings to all interested kite friends and well Günter alias Retnüg


Title: Re: When I'm 80, I Should Be This Active
Post by: Retnüg on February 08, 2010, 10:45 AM
 :) Hallo wer immer du auch gewesen bist, ich danke dir.

So kann es gehen, auch wenn Fragen gestellt werden. Ich werde sie nach bestem Wissen beantworten.

Retnüg
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Babel Fish translation (Il Duce)

Hello who you were also always, I thank you. So it can go, even if questions are placed. I will answer it after best knowledge.


Title: Re: When I'm 80, I Should Be This Active
Post by: mikenchico on February 08, 2010, 12:55 PM
Welcome to the Gone with the Wind Forum Gunter, electronic translaters always leave us guessing, but we can usually understand enough to hold a conversation. I don't know how well they work from English to German.

Great kites, your design and workmanship is inspiring, well done.

(http://www.sysmatrix.net/~mikenchico/thumbsup2.gif)
 

Hopefully that doesn't mean something else in Germany  ;)

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Try it with Google

Willkommen in der Gone with the Wind Forum Gunter, elektronische Übersetzer immer verlassen uns mutmaßen, aber wir können normalerweise nicht genug, um ein Gespräch zu halten. Ich weiß nicht, wie gut sie von Deutsch auf Englisch zu arbeiten.

Große Drachen, Ihr Design und Verarbeitung ist inspirierend, gut gemacht.

(http://www.sysmatrix.net/~mikenchico/thumbsup2.gif)

Ich hoffe, das bedeutet nicht, etwas anderes in Deutschland   ;)

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well from english to german & back to english sort of scrambles a few things  ???

Welcome to the Gone With the Wind forum Gunter, electronic translator always leave us guessing, but we can not (?) usually enough to hold a conversation. I do not know how well they work from English to German.

Big dragon, your design and processing has been inspiring, well.



Title: Re: When I'm 80, I Should Be This Active
Post by: StegMich on February 09, 2010, 12:35 AM
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... but we can not (?) usually ...

... yes, the translator changed the meaning in the german text.  :'(


Title: Re: When I'm 80, I Should Be This Active
Post by: Datenland on February 09, 2010, 06:15 AM
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Big dragon

In this case, although technically wrong, spiritually the better translation.

 ;)Erik


Title: Re: When I'm 80, I Should Be This Active
Post by: StegMich on February 09, 2010, 09:46 AM
... last month Guenter built a "Steiki 3.5 Flickwark" for me - if you want to see the kite growing up, just watch my little slideshow (http://stegmich.de/2010/02/gunter-wolsing-baut-einen-steiki-3-5-im-flickwark-design/)!

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_1twsHSORM9s/S3GW3vgh_tI/AAAAAAAAF5w/ocKsd6BXwp0/P1070939.JPG)

Comments are welcome at my homepage - also in English! :-)


Title: Re: When I'm 80, I Should Be This Active
Post by: Retnüg on February 09, 2010, 10:14 AM
Hallo mikenchico, Bord Moderator,:)

ich mach dir einen Vorschlag: Ich sende euch meine Bücher. Darin steht alles über meinen Drachenbau, auch über die Großdrachen. Vielleicht hast du einen Drachenfreund, der Deutsch versteht und lesen kann und der bereit ist, die Bücher zu lesen. Der kann dann in eurem Bord als Informant  wirken und eure Fragen beantworten . Wenn er etwas nicht versteht kann er mich per Mail anschreiben und ich werde Antwort geben. :)
Du musst mir nur die Adresse geben, wohin ich die Bücher senden soll.
Kosten entstehen euch nicht.

Ist das kein guter Vorschlag? :)

Gruß und na denn

Retnüg


Title: Re: When I'm 80, I Should Be This Active
Post by: Datenland on February 09, 2010, 02:59 PM
Günter proposes to give you his books he wrote about his large kites at no costs. So, the only thing you would have to do is to look for somebody who can read german, would like to talk a bit about these books here in the forum and be prepared to answer your questions.

For that he is asking for an adress to send the books to.

Erik


Title: Re: When I'm 80, I Should Be This Active
Post by: Retnüg on February 09, 2010, 06:57 PM
Günter proposes to give you his books he wrote about his large kites at no costs. So, the only thing you would have to do is to look for somebody who can read german, would like to talk a bit about these books here in the forum and be prepared to answer your questions.

For that he is asking for an adress to send the books to.

Erik
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@ Datenland

Hallo Eric, Danke für deine Hilfe.

Günter alias  Retnüg


Title: Re: When I'm 80, I Should Be This Active
Post by: StegMich on February 16, 2010, 04:07 AM
... three Steikis in the snow:

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_1twsHSORM9s/S3qGS6gU6-I/AAAAAAAAGCc/n5tEqtKNGZs/s400/P1070986.JPG)

-> some more pictures: "Drei Steikis im Schnee..." (http://stegmich.de/2010/02/drei-steikis-im-schnee/)


Title: Re: When I'm 80, I Should Be This Active
Post by: johnboy on July 10, 2010, 10:58 AM
Hi,
here a little Steiki 3.5 Video:

Steiki 3,5 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjmCHNJAF_M#normal)


Title: Re: When I'm 80, I Should Be This Active
Post by: oyehut1955 on July 23, 2010, 08:42 AM
what a great link John..  you know me I love color..  this was some fascinating work he is doing..  they remind me of the Voodoo with all the patchwork..  man what a lot of time and hard work he has put into these beauties!  I love the pale pink patchwork one in the stack!

And yes John I am sure you will be just as active when you are 80..  you still have 40 years to go don't you? :)


Title: Re: When I'm 80, I Should Be This Active
Post by: johnboy on July 23, 2010, 10:22 AM
Hi,
first: Sorry for my bad English  ;)
It`s an special feeling to fly such a Kite like the Steiki 3.5.
It is my first Wolsing Kite.
It`s Amazing that a so Big Kite fly very fine whitout strong pull.
The Germans say "Schönflieger" (beautifullflyer).
I hope you understand what i will say.
The Steiki makes very nice Side-Slides and fly at 0,5bft.


Title: Re: When I'm 80, I Should Be This Active
Post by: StegMich on December 05, 2010, 03:44 AM
It`s Amazing that a so Big Kite fly very fine whitout strong pull.


Hello again from Germany,

here are 4 old videos of Guenter Wolsings kites...
http://stegmich.de/2010/11/gunter-wolsing-auf-fan%c3%b8-1994/ (http://stegmich.de/2010/11/gunter-wolsing-auf-fan%c3%b8-1994/)
http://stegmich.de/2010/11/gunter-wolsing-in-blavand-1993/ (http://stegmich.de/2010/11/gunter-wolsing-in-blavand-1993/)
http://stegmich.de/2010/11/gunter-wolsing-gespanne/ (http://stegmich.de/2010/11/gunter-wolsing-gespanne/)
http://stegmich.de/2010/12/wolsing-schnipsel-teil-1/ (http://stegmich.de/2010/12/wolsing-schnipsel-teil-1/)

... and a very new one of my selfbuild "Long Dart Magnum Team" and my "Steiki 3,5 Flickwark" in very low wind:
http://stegmich.de/2010/11/wolsing-drachen-bei-leichtwind/ (http://stegmich.de/2010/11/wolsing-drachen-bei-leichtwind/)

Enjoy the videos - thanks to Johnboy and Guenter Wolsing for posting them!


Title: Re: When I'm 80, I Should Be This Active
Post by: art on December 05, 2010, 05:55 AM
You are a inspiration.  The kites are the hallmark of grace and beauty.  Thanks for posting.


Title: Re: When I'm 80, I Should Be This Active
Post by: Dave Gibson on December 06, 2010, 11:01 AM
I like this one the best!!!!!


(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_1twsHSORM9s/ScauupuQNPI/AAAAAAAABJY/AbrtFmbF2HQ/s640/Wolsing-189.jpg)


Title: Re: When I'm 80, I Should Be This Active
Post by: Retnüg on January 15, 2011, 12:48 AM
Hier ist ein Video vom Test Flaki 9,0



Video Flaki 9.0 (http://www.kite.info/flaki9-online.wmv)




I like this one the best!!!!!


([url]http://lh5.ggpht.com/_1twsHSORM9s/ScauupuQNPI/AAAAAAAABJY/AbrtFmbF2HQ/s640/Wolsing-189.jpg[/url])