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Title: Brasington "Listener" Exhibition size
Post by: KaoS on July 09, 2013, 03:17 AM
This kite was owned by the late Alan Bayley.  As far as we can determine he only flew it once.  I assembled it and test flew it today, to make sure nothing is missing or broken - it isn't.

Listener (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kef-csC2qO8#ws)


Title: Re: Brasington "Listener" Exhibition size
Post by: alien on July 09, 2013, 03:49 AM
"Hello,police",
"Yes id like to report a ufo......err...it had 4 tails and six heads"
"no,hang on,8 heads and 2 tails"
"Sir if you are wasting our time",,,,"no,no,i am serious"
Brilliant kite and great video thanks!
                                        ???


Title: Re: Brasington "Listener" Exhibition size
Post by: thief on July 09, 2013, 04:22 AM
the listener series has always been a favorite of mine.............


Title: Re: Brasington "Listener" Exhibition size
Post by: MtnFlyer on July 09, 2013, 07:51 AM
Arrrgggg...  >:(  I love Robert's kites,  especially the cellulars, but can't see the video.

How can I see this on my tablet? In Chrome,  Firefox and YouTube I get a message like "the owner of this video has not made it available on mobile". Any suggestions, anyone?


Title: Re: Brasington "Listener" Exhibition size
Post by: thief on July 09, 2013, 09:01 AM
bob you might be able to go to youtube in a browser....then at the bottom of the page it should say "desktop".....then you should be able to find Kevin's account (flicflac58 and he has some other good videos too in there)...
copy and paste this link into a browser page?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kef-csC2qO8


Title: Re: Brasington "Listener" Exhibition size
Post by: MtnFlyer on July 09, 2013, 09:22 AM
Thanks,  Rob,  but no go. Same result with any browser or the YouTube desktop site. Apparently there's no flash for Android?

I'll have to watch it when I get home I guess, unless you want to send me the kite, Kevin.   ;D


Title: Re: Brasington "Listener" Exhibition size
Post by: Steve Hall on July 09, 2013, 10:30 AM
but the kite's not purple Bob ;)


Title: Re: Brasington "Listener" Exhibition size
Post by: Ara Ararauna on July 09, 2013, 10:43 AM
I'm flying... just smoothly flying with it... can't help it... just flying...


Title: Re: Brasington "Listener" Exhibition size
Post by: MtnFlyer on July 09, 2013, 10:56 AM
but the kite's not purple Bob ;)

For a Brasington I'd make an exception, Steve.  ;)


Title: Re: Brasington "Listener" Exhibition size
Post by: thief on July 09, 2013, 11:00 AM
Bob: It is the earlier version of the Listener series than what you have already....he shape is more like the Rhiems you have...long thin cells next to each other.....(i know that this is just going to drive you more nuts to want to see it!)


Title: Re: Brasington "Listener" Exhibition size
Post by: thief on July 09, 2013, 11:03 AM
Kevin: this is not the same Listeners that you have listed in the other thread is it?   you have that one titled as Personal without a picture...but this one is definitely an exhibition size!


Title: Re: Brasington "Listener" Exhibition size
Post by: Steve Hall on July 09, 2013, 11:45 AM
can you see this?

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Title: Re: Brasington "Listener" Exhibition size
Post by: KaoS on July 09, 2013, 05:22 PM
Hmmm...  Sorry Bob, I can't change the settings to allow mobile viewing.  YouTube detected the music in the video as being copyright owned by someone else (a Vangelis track) , so they restrict how, when and where it can be viewed.  I'm currently uploading it to Vimeo

Listener on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/70002361)

This isn't the "Listener" Personal series that was part of the deceased estate sale recently, it is a full sized exhibition piece.  Because of its size, I can't ship it anywhere.  However, if anyone is attending the Boreno International Kite Festival in Bintulu this September and wants to buy it, I'll deliver it in my kite bag  :)



Title: Re: Brasington "Listener" Exhibition size
Post by: RobB on July 09, 2013, 06:26 PM
I haven't figured out how to make my uToob videos available to mobile devices, either. They work fine on a PC, but not on tablets or phones.  :-[


Really nice kite, BTW. Mr. Brasington sure makes some beautiful kites !


Title: Re: Brasington "Listener" Exhibition size
Post by: MtnFlyer on July 09, 2013, 09:29 PM
Thanks,  Steve and Kevin. Both the jpg and vimeo worked.

That's a very cool earlier one. Elegant.


Title: Re: Brasington "Listener" Exhibition size
Post by: Lee S on July 09, 2013, 09:36 PM
Excellent kite, Kevin. I have the "personal sized" version of the "Listener" kite, excellent flyer. I'd recommend you check all the fittings and maybe give them all a spot of new glue if it hasn't been flown in a while. Mine come loose often, and have almost been lost in the sand many times.


Title: Re: Brasington "Listener" Exhibition size
Post by: KaoS on July 09, 2013, 10:23 PM
I'd recommend you check all the fittings and maybe give them all a spot of new glue if it hasn't been flown in a while...

Already done  ;)


Title: Re: Brasington "Listener" Exhibition size
Post by: white wing lover on July 10, 2013, 05:01 AM
Arrrgggg...  >:(  I love Robert's kites,  especially the cellulars, but can't see the video.

How can I see this on my tablet? In Chrome,  Firefox and YouTube I get a message like "the owner of this video has not made it available on mobile". Any suggestions, anyone?

I'm using a BlackBerry Playbook and there are no issues playing this or other embedded video. Doesn't seem like DRM should be different across platforms  ::)