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 on: Yesterday at 11:52 AM 
Started by whitebirdlover - Last post by Kareloh
Great find! Love the designs of those early Benson's


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 12 
 on: Yesterday at 11:50 AM 
Started by Trip - Last post by Trip
This thread is mainly for Thief since he identified this kite for Jared. Thief, anyway you could give me a little history about the Fasty? Excuse my ignorance on CdC, but does it stand for Cavalier du Ciel and is this company in France and still in business?

Any info would be appreciated.


 13 
 on: Yesterday at 11:30 AM 
Started by Palmahnic - Last post by Fly Market
Yup, just got an e-mail from Eli Shavit. Palmahnic's kite is repaired, and he and the Shavits went out flying together. Pictures at https://business.facebook.com/pages/Fly-Market-Kitemaking-Supply/412778105544124?business_id=498051343683466

 14 
 on: Yesterday at 09:44 AM 
Started by asburyparkjohn - Last post by thief
i have had the mid sized one flying steadily around 20....just folds back! you might bend the ferrule though...

 15 
 on: Yesterday at 07:50 AM 
Started by asburyparkjohn - Last post by asburyparkjohn
I think in this case bigger is not necessarily better.  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

Note that whether at 3 feet or 9 feet it still has the same wind range.

I E-Mail'd him but no reply yet ...

Big boy -

Hypar 3 Big 3m wingspan, with carbon frame.
Size: 3.00m x 0.71m.
WR: force 1 5
Price: 95.00

Baby:

Hypar 1 The baby of the them, with fibreglass frame.
Size: 1.00m x 0.28m
WR: force 2 5
Price: 20.00

Further experimentation with the Baby shows you can just increase your line strength ... I went from 20#, to 30# to 50# to keep the kite up in higher winds ... Maybe as ITW suggest it can fly uo to 25 mph with 100# line before it implodes or explodes ...  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

At 9 feet that is not too OBNOXIOUS for a kite of this NEAT design ...  Wink Wink Wink

APJ

 16 
 on: Yesterday at 06:17 AM 
Started by whitebirdlover - Last post by oldflyer
That's the Benson 'Wasp'. Tim made a single line 'Bee' based on the yakko kite and a dual line 'Wasp'. I love my Wasp. It makes a loud buzzing sound and darts across the sky at great speed in strong winds.

Buy it if you still can - they are very rare these days  Wink

Arrived last night..... Nice!  Had a nest of wasps give my right hand a good set of stings recently, Ouch!, this guy looks a bit more friendly! Thanks for the FYI on this one. What wind range does it like?

It loves strong winds. It flies at an insane speed buzzing away nicely. Fly it using the lightest (and shortest) spectra line set you can find. You will enjoy it!

 17 
 on: Yesterday at 06:16 AM 
Started by whitebirdlover - Last post by oldflyer
Nigel, I am still hoping you find a single line one for me!!!!

I will keep looking - they are as rare as hen's teeth though  Cheesy
i have had faith in you this far for one....do not give up on me! Smiley

I promise I won't give up on you  Grin

 18 
 on: Yesterday at 06:09 AM 
Started by whitebirdlover - Last post by thief
Nigel, I am still hoping you find a single line one for me!!!!

I will keep looking - they are as rare as hen's teeth though  Cheesy
i have had faith in you this far for one....do not give up on me! Smiley

 19 
 on: Yesterday at 05:22 AM 
Started by whitebirdlover - Last post by whitebirdlover
That's the Benson 'Wasp'. Tim made a single line 'Bee' based on the yakko kite and a dual line 'Wasp'. I love my Wasp. It makes a loud buzzing sound and darts across the sky at great speed in strong winds.

Buy it if you still can - they are very rare these days  Wink

Arrived last night..... Nice!  Had a nest of wasps give my right hand a good set of stings recently, Ouch!, this guy looks a bit more friendly! Thanks for the FYI on this one. What wind range does it like?

 20 
 on: Yesterday at 04:20 AM 
Started by photogbill - Last post by REVflyer
this shape, when spun fast on it's center, will make optical circles that spin causing hypnosis and possibly visual paralysis, you might add strobe LEDs to height the effect at dusk or dawn.
ENJOY
We want some video and not slo-mo either!

Bottom left will have the most visual impact at speed and in the dark backlit

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