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 on: Today at 07:51 AM 
Started by Jorge Gouverneur - Last post by Jorge Gouverneur
The wind going up a slope and over the top of the hill can cause a rotor turbulence motion and dead spot on the back side of the hill. Depending on the strength of the wind, the rotor can lawn dart the kite down into the backside of the hill.

If there are obstructions on the slope, there can be rotors before the top of the hill, too. I saw a video of a paraglider pilot getting slammed to the ground and seriously injured in that situation. Several others had launched before him in that spot with no problems, but when he got about 30' in the air a rotor developed and slammed him backwards and down very hard.

Yes. I. Used to fly RC glider. Before. I respect nature.  That's why I did rc only. And kites. I always liked to do wind powered things. Sailboats. Gliders and kites. With no engine involved.  Smiley
Btw, talking about winds behind the hill. Look for dynamic soaring in YouTube.

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 on: Yesterday at 10:14 PM 
Started by Jorge Gouverneur - Last post by lylenc
The wind going up a slope and over the top of the hill can cause a rotor turbulence motion and dead spot on the back side of the hill. Depending on the strength of the wind, the rotor can lawn dart the kite down into the backside of the hill.

If there are obstructions on the slope, there can be rotors before the top of the hill, too. I saw a video of a paraglider pilot getting slammed to the ground and seriously injured in that situation. Several others had launched before him in that spot with no problems, but when he got about 30' in the air a rotor developed and slammed him backwards and down very hard.

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 on: Yesterday at 09:07 PM 
Started by photogbill - Last post by bojocatkite
Those designs are really nice !

The thing is, the visual perception of those design made on an unfolded sail change a lot when the sail is folded in the flying configuration, I think "stapp59" was taking that into account in his Ying-Yang design, I don't remember how.

Using a CAD software like Rhino would allow to have a better idea of what it looks like in the sky.

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 on: Yesterday at 07:29 PM 
Started by Kiteisfun - Last post by Kiteisfun
Thanks Troy.

 5 
 on: Yesterday at 03:45 PM 
Started by Kiteisfun - Last post by TGunn
Here's a few good kite links you might want to take a look at.

Kite History:   http://www.carnetdevol.org/   



Peter's Kite Site:  A lot of useful and interesting pages, covering most all aspects of kite flying. Everything from tutorials, kite plans, etc.........    http://www.idemployee.id.tue.nl/p.j.f.peters/kites/

A site named "Can I fly my Kite, Wind & Rain checker": http://www.caniflymykite.com/

Kite & Kiters, digital magazine:  http://kite.org/kites-and-kiters-digital-magazine/

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 on: Yesterday at 03:13 PM 
Started by True Rookie - Last post by TGunn
If you can wait until June 21st, I'll be flying sport kite demos at an event that the Wichita Botanical garden is organizing. I'll be happy to show you how to make line sets.

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 on: Yesterday at 02:31 PM 
Started by photogbill - Last post by Palmahnic
I like column 1. Tongue

Panel layout looks nice.  Honestly, I think the color scheme is going to come down to personal preference.  I like black/dark colors on the outside to outline the kite.  (You should see my Revs where I picked the colors - they all have black/dark outlines.)

Oh yea, is that line going through the color wingtip panels going to be pinstriped too?  I don't think it should. 

Although I normally would agree with 'Thief' on the accent color being on the wing tips ....I'm leaning towards column #1 as well for some reason it just ties together more for me. Also, the large bold accent color panel right after the wing tip sort of does the similar effect of making the wings stand out for me anyway. The 'jury' is not out yet on that.

As for flipping the center colors...I'm not in agreement at all on that one ...but I did try the suggestion out! I appreciate the input but it just doesn't do it for me! Everyone has different tastes in what looks good and what doesn't.



P.S. After looking at Thief's suggestion a little more ...I may have changed my mind! ....or maybe I'm just losing my mind thinking too much about this .... Cheesy
Have to go with Thief on this one, color next to the nose and wing tips, without the split, IMO.

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 on: Yesterday at 02:28 PM 
Started by True Rookie - Last post by True Rookie
   I am wanting to make some line sets myself and I'm looking for any info or photos that may help me.

   Or is it as simple as driving 2 nails into a piece of wood and counting how many times you go around the nails?

  Any help is greatly appreciated,  Thanks.

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 on: Yesterday at 01:03 PM 
Started by photogbill - Last post by KeithG
The all look good Bill. I've always gone toward black wing tips but the color there looks real good. I also like the center section with the color facing the nose. One suggestion, remember Ron's "Goth Machine"? try those colors or an anthracite version like the Transfers a few years back.

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 on: Yesterday at 12:06 PM 
Started by photogbill - Last post by photogbill
One of these would be my idea for an UL:


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