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 on: Today at 02:21 AM 
Started by John Welden - Last post by Ca Ike
This makes me really miss my vapor.

 2 
 on: Yesterday at 08:27 PM 
Started by John Welden - Last post by chilese
A beautiful video regardless of the quality.

Your side slides make me cry in envy.

I hope you are well fellow scar matcher.  Smiley

 3 
 on: Yesterday at 07:28 PM 
Started by John Welden - Last post by John Welden
This is the only copy of this video that I know of:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yESWzRlbqMs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yESWzRlbqMs[/url]

Does anyone have a better copy? I've always really liked. I like old school flying.  I think the original video might have been on a laptop that got stolen.  I can't remember the name of the guy that shot the video. I highly doubt he still flies.  I don't know why the version on YouTube is such bad video quality.  I'd like to have a high res version.

 4 
 on: Yesterday at 01:47 PM 
Started by OCPablo - Last post by Ca Ike
Ah could not see the edge between pictures, thought it was a single lucky shot!!!

Ca Ike said that the original is asymmetrical but your version is symmetrical.... What parts are different?
On the original the bottom wing is a bit longer at the center seam giving it a different LE sweep angle. I haven't measured it all yet.

I should have a pattern made later this week and hopefully one built by labor day.   I figure the framing is going to be the biggest issue. Going from wood to carbon or FWE is going to change the kites behavior some unless I can keep similar flexibility

 5 
 on: Yesterday at 11:28 AM 
Started by KaoS - Last post by cmay
In case you may have been interested:

This response just received from Carlos:

Pulled every kite I have for sale last night. It's not good news for either of us. I can't find the newer Tricktail anywhere. The Utopia has a couple of problems. It was the spreader that was replaced with another Dynamic rod. The real problem is the previous owner sewed those yellow lightning bolts onto the sail. They are not original. Also the complete tail frame has to be rebuilt. The plastic bits have all crumbled. May involve some sewing.  Sorry but I am going to delete both kites from the page today. If I find the Tricktail I will let you know this week.
Thanks and sorry for any inconvenience.!
Carlos Simoes

 6 
 on: Yesterday at 08:08 AM 
Started by OCPablo - Last post by thief
Ah could not see the edge between pictures, thought it was a single lucky shot!!!

Ca Ike said that the original is asymmetrical but your version is symmetrical.... What parts are different?

 7 
 on: Yesterday at 04:22 AM 
Started by OCPablo - Last post by KaoS

Kevin how many did you make?

Just the one.  The photo shows the same kite, I just swapped the bridle around

 8 
 on: Yesterday at 03:49 AM 
Started by OCPablo - Last post by thief
Swept forward looks awesome.... Anyone try to reach out to Martin about it??
Kevin how many did you make?

 9 
 on: Yesterday at 02:05 AM 
Started by OCPablo - Last post by Ca Ike
Looks gOod Kevin. I just got the kite from OC and am going to fly it before I dissect it to see how it behaves. That way I have a baseline to compare to. I can see how the asymmetric design Martin did would be more stable than your symmetrical version.

 10 
 on: August 23, 2016, 07:24 PM 
Started by OCPablo - Last post by KaoS
Couple of photos - I prefer wings swept forward



As a single row of cells I found it was a lot steadier with a tail.  Without the tail it was much more active, like a tumbling box (EO and the like)

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