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 on: Today at 11:12 PM 
Started by eatfly - Last post by chilese
Hello appleshi,

I would suggest you start a new thread and introduce yourself.

Or you can just restate what you've said here.

Welcome to the Forum.

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 on: Today at 08:51 PM 
Started by eatfly - Last post by appleshi
Hello,
I'm a newbie here but was looking for some kite flyers that would be interested in joining out little group for a demo.  It is a homeschooling group in Oahu and I just scouted out the Patty Mink field for the location.  If anyone is interested in perhaps bringing and flying their kites and dont mind a group of kiddos watching and experimenting with their own please let me know.

My hometown is Austin and I missed our annual kite fest there on sunday...so I decided that it would be fun just to get out with this group and have some fun.  Date is still up in the air and can be flexible if we can get some expert kite flyers out with us. Smiley  Or if you have any suggestions please feel free to share.

Thank you!

 3 
 on: Today at 07:09 PM 
Started by photogbill - Last post by photogbill
Well, this is easy.

Standard sail for the top.

UL sail for the bottom.

 Smiley

Means more work than I was intending at the moment ....but I kinda like that idea John! Thanks!  Angry

 4 
 on: Today at 05:57 PM 
Started by Revgod - Last post by cerfvoliste
Am I going?

Hail yes!  Smiley

Ya Mon...

 

@

 5 
 on: Today at 04:58 PM 
Started by Revgod - Last post by chilese
Am I going?

Hail yes!  Smiley

 6 
 on: Today at 02:52 PM 
Started by Revgod - Last post by DD
 Huh Shocked :'(
ya know i can stay at home and get snow
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-winter-storm-mountains-20150302-story.html

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 on: Today at 01:48 PM 
Started by photogbill - Last post by chilese
Well, this is easy.

Standard sail for the top.

UL sail for the bottom.

 Smiley

 8 
 on: Today at 01:16 PM 
Started by photogbill - Last post by photogbill
Sorry to say I haven't made any progress on this kite since my last post due to a busy work schedule and other events ...but I did get some input from a friend that wasn't crazy about the color combo & suggested I replace the gold center panels with white.

I was about to work on cutting out some replacement panels in white but thought I'd try to 'create' that color change in Photoshop first to see what it might look like ...and to get a few other opinions on the optional color combo!

Since I haven't progressed to the point of no return yet ...I'd appreciate your opinion on whether I should stick with the original color combo or go with my friend's suggested change! Which one do you like the looks of better ...remembering these are Photoshop edited samples of what the finished kites would look like. (minus the rub patch mis-placement Wink )


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 on: Today at 12:45 PM 
Started by Bob D - Last post by Flying Fish
Flew our new Birds of Prey at the Swindon indoor event yesterday: wonderful gliders! As these were the first ones in the UK, they attracted quite some interest, and people really wanted to have a go.

Several pics of the event, including some of the Birds of Prey, here.

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 on: Today at 08:58 AM 
Started by Allen Carter - Last post by Allen Carter
I think stakes are a good way to go if they can drop loose if the kite pulls them out of the ground.

Crossed stakes are used by a lot of show kite people, often in pairs as shown below.



If the straps are set up properly they stakes will drop free of the strap if the kite pulls them out of the ground.

Here's an example with a strap with a loop in the end. Works well with large loop of webbing or heavy line also.


(graphic from Barry at WhataKite)

The crossed spikes do need to be oriented properly for the general wind direction but can handle the lateral forces in general and an arc of pull as the wind shifts better than solutions that are intended for more vertical or static force.

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