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 11 
 on: Yesterday at 10:52 AM 
Started by Allen Carter - Last post by chilese
Okay, hopefully, arriving Friday morning for me.

Bambi will be at Disneyland for the day.

 12 
 on: Yesterday at 12:47 AM 
Started by Allen Carter - Last post by Wayner
... next question, what is a good anchor for it?

Sand anchors are perfect for the beach.

"THE CLAW" is a simple and effective solution for solid ground.  I don't like guessing If my DIY setup will be effective for the kite I'm flying. 
 Another bonus it will also anchor much bigger kites. Wink




 13 
 on: February 27, 2015, 07:58 PM 
Started by Allen Carter - Last post by Allen Carter
I usually fly on the beach and have been using sand anchors for a long time. My big anchor seems fine for this size kite if properly set up. I decided I wanted to learn how to fly it on hard ground, so I bought a pair of 24" constuction stakes and pound them in an X. This is plenty for this kite. Really robust. In smooth wind I'd say a single one of these stake would be OK in good packed earth, but two is easy and no worries at all.

 14 
 on: February 27, 2015, 07:18 PM 
Started by Allen Carter - Last post by mikeb
Wayne's kite says it all, Allen, fly it with what it came with, next question, what is a good anchor for it?

 15 
 on: February 27, 2015, 06:51 PM 
Started by Allen Carter - Last post by Dano
Sweet!

I got one too, a 75'er, with a little dowel also.
I'll try it out soon.

Got a premier 81 too, just waiting to fly its new 100' tubes in a bit more breeze..

 16 
 on: February 27, 2015, 05:44 PM 
Started by tpatter - Last post by tpatter
Thanks Jim - not often that you get to flick - flack on the top of Rainier.

I did shoot this video on my iPhone - it's the only way that I do it anymore.  I then use iMovie to do all the editing and publishing to Vimeo right on the phone.  It's so much faster than moving it to my computer, etc.   

I do sometimes airdrop it to my iPad where the larger screen makes editing easier. I find it all much easier than how I used to do it. 

Thanks again and lets get some flying in soon!

Tom.

 17 
 on: February 27, 2015, 05:14 PM 
Started by tpatter - Last post by Kantaxel
Nice video Tom!
I really appreciated the Fade segment with Mt. Rainier in the background.
Tell me this footage wasn't taken with your phone.........Please  Cry
Jim

 18 
 on: February 27, 2015, 05:13 PM 
Started by Allen Carter - Last post by DD
Aligning the planets to "happen" to be near there for work Grin

 19 
 on: February 27, 2015, 03:32 PM 
Started by Allen Carter - Last post by Wayner
Dano Love the spinner tail on your Sutton 16.   Smiley

Here is my Gomberg 60 with the Pennant tail. It has less drag than your full size tail for lighter winds.  When the wind drops, I take the tail off and use a lighter line because the kite does not require a tail. 

Like KaoS said. I have a rod in the leading edge.  It also looks much better with the clean straight lines.  My rod is in 3 pieces with a bungee cord inside so I can break it down and store in the kite bag and then easily reassemble.






 20 
 on: February 27, 2015, 01:53 PM 
Started by gliderdude - Last post by Dano
I have been doing yard work for days while the wind is blowing.

What am I doing wrong?   Cry

I'm sure you're making more points with the wife than me, John  Grin


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