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 on: Today at 08:56 AM 
Started by allenpitts - Last post by rncembal
Looking forward to seeing more from you Peter. I volunteer thief to assist you in posting if you need it . He is  guru of the forums.
an other Rob

 on: Today at 07:49 AM 
Started by whitebirdlover - Last post by Ara Ararauna
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat!  Smiley

 on: Today at 04:50 AM 
Started by allenpitts - Last post by parabearpete
hello guys.
new to forums, but intrigued by your research Allen.
have dabbled with ferries over probably last 20 years on and off.
started with a Dunford ferry, then a Battles 'Astrozoomer'.
biggest buzz was dropping 300 parabears (approx 2 inches, each with own chute) at Bondi Festival of the Winds in 1994, then following up with 1025 bears in 1995 at same venue (that payload weighed in at 37Kg).
ferry I designed travelled up line, burst baloon in frame above pod, releasing static line with weight which dropped past pod and triggered drop-doors.
having done it's job, ferry folded it's wings and returned down the line.
have a short video, if you're interested, also some pics which i'll need to dig out.
have since used same ferry and successors with small upturned bag of lollies, or to drop bigger parabears, using static line retained by ferry to release chute.
ferries run on homemade deep-cheeked wheels fitted with races recovered from photocopiers.
release is my own design, having learnt early on most desgns 'out there' suffer from friction-at-release problems and are far from reliable. it uses a lever arrangement which minimises the effect of the payload weight on the release arm.
enough for now, look forward to further contact
Peter Coleman.

 on: Today at 04:08 AM 
Started by stapp59 - Last post by stapp59
The Mylar is cool looking but I prefer an Icarex sail. All white is classic.

Same panel layout with colors courtesy of my 9 year old.  Here make this one daddy...

 on: Yesterday at 06:06 PM 
Started by ae - Last post by ae
new piccy, ready to fly:

 on: Yesterday at 05:56 PM 
Started by Jorge Gouverneur - Last post by Jorge Gouverneur
This is my first time flying it. I.m not  an expert with SLK.  Lips sealed   

My next step is to redo the sail with 4 panels and so on. Need to improve my sewing skills  Smiley


 on: Yesterday at 02:27 PM 
Started by Qman2 - Last post by sadsack
I know, kites took over my life about 4 months ago.

 on: Yesterday at 10:34 AM 
Started by Qman2 - Last post by whitebirdlover
Resistance is futile... Smiley Smiley Smiley

 on: Yesterday at 08:20 AM 
Started by DD - Last post by stapp59
Cascades are dedicated to healing vibes, fades send peace, loops for endless circles of caring.

 on: Yesterday at 07:50 AM 
Started by DD - Last post by MtnFlyer
As always, wishing you both the best from high in the Rockies.

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