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 on: Yesterday at 05:49 PM 
Started by Grant L - Last post by trigger
GLKF certainly changed my life for the past 3yrs!!! Previously a gearhead, now I know where every flag is in a 50mile radius!  We have our room reserved for friday and saturday night at the days inn.  Anyone who can make it should!  Beautiful downtown with great food and shopping.

Hope to see some of you there


 on: Yesterday at 05:00 PM 
Started by Grant L - Last post by Grant L
26th Annual Great Lakes Kite Festival
Grand haven, MI is a great place to fly for us Mid-westerners. A great festival in a nice, family friendly town. This has been a family event for my family for years and we always look forward to it. I'll be flying just south of the shower house. Look for my Spikey  ( old photo but still one of my favorites!) Smiley Smiley Smiley

 on: Yesterday at 03:24 PM 
Started by mdilucca - Last post by mr wojtas
Here's a Sixth Sense SUL thread

still working on a good vented version...

 on: Yesterday at 09:12 AM 
Started by thief - Last post by thief
Mike: that is what i am thinking! yep....
would still love a 3d printed bubble wheel that could have many sized holes to create a lot of bubbles though too....

 on: Yesterday at 08:13 AM 
Started by thief - Last post by mikeb
Like a bung from your local wine making supply shop, I have tons of them for my carboys and never would have thought of them for making a bubble machine, but would be perfect easy on easy off the shaft as well as the wands without glue or screws.

 on: Yesterday at 07:25 AM 
Started by thief - Last post by thief a bit of digging....Richard Amirault up here in Massachusetts has long hosted up Felix Cartagena's plans....and i dug that website back out....Richard uses a rubber stopped with holes drilled in and i think i like that idea......solid grip....removable easily.....
going to try it out...

Jim-bo. yep you put a small fan upwind of the hub with the wands....the hub is turned by a ~20rpm motor as well constantly dipping the bubble wands into bubble juice.....

 on: Yesterday at 07:09 AM 
Started by Mikey1 - Last post by Mikey1

i am a bit of an altitude junkie, when i fly my 9 foot i quite often have 800-900 feet of line out there,

i have a large heavy duty reel, so i never really have to handle or touch my line with my hands, in two years of flying i dont recall ever having to do so,

so maybe i should stick with the kevlar?

i attached a pic of my reel, it has a retractable post that sticks out about 4 inches, which makes reeling the kite in very easy

 on: Yesterday at 06:54 AM 
Started by thief - Last post by jim-bo
What created the air flow that is needed to make bubbles?  A fan?
Do you have the motor for turning the wheel?
I guess the question really is do you need to make the whole thing or just the wheel?

 on: Yesterday at 05:04 AM 
Started by thief - Last post by mikeb
It looks like a plastic tinker toy hub. A hardware store would have a wooden disc like a cabinet door knob, or a spool from thread. just drill a bunch of holes around it.

 on: Yesterday at 03:40 AM 
Started by thief - Last post by REVflyer
I have one of the rigs you are discussing, but the suggestion of a drilled ring is vastly superior to my set-up.  Thin light aluminum or even the steel bottom of a coffee can could be used effectively, it doesn't have to machined by a gun-smith.

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