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 on: October 21, 2016, 05:56 PM 
Started by vertigo2u - Last post by RobB
I'll be flying 4 lines if the wind is over 15mph. My wind app shows Coney Island forecast for 15mph on Sunday. Saturday is just out of the question, we're expecting 40mph out here.

 on: October 21, 2016, 02:22 PM 
Started by Palmahnic - Last post by Palmahnic
Thanks for this information Palmahnic.

Marieanne of Kites and Fun Things informed me that they have stopped making the P#X series all together.

Do you know why?

I have no idea. I could guess, but yours would be as good as mine..

 on: October 21, 2016, 09:59 AM 
Started by Pikman - Last post by johnfarl
Picture of stack of 19

 on: October 21, 2016, 09:57 AM 
Started by Pikman - Last post by johnfarl
I have a stack of 20 Flightmasters.  Great to fly on a breezy day.  They are hard to launch but great to fly.  A friend let me fly 6 Stuntmastes.  They were easy to launch and flew in a low wind.  I am getting a 12 pack of the Stuntmasters.

Some things about the Dyna kites.
The adjust for flight angle allows you to tune the kite to the wind.  When the wind is high you can bring the nose forward and shed most of the wind. I can make the stack of 20 flyable at 20mph wind.

I changed all of the stack lines and bridle to 300 lb test.  I was getting breaks from beach debris.  This has worked  I always fly on 150 to 200 lb test line.

When inland and winds are variable I take the tails off.  If the wind direction changes you can get a rolling stack.20 tails is a mess then.

Do the mod that prevents the spars from coming loose the nose piece.


 on: October 21, 2016, 09:22 AM 
Started by Admin - Last post by Admin
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 on: October 21, 2016, 07:15 AM 
Started by vertigo2u - Last post by asburyparkjohn
Coney Island - Saturday looks bad - hoping for Sunday like a 2-6PM window below 20 mph - since the winds will drop from Saturday an early morning low wind event also seems remote. Reminds me of LBI#1 this Rev flyer was having no problem in 25 mph winds in the morning Sunday which turned 5-8 mph pure East in the afternoon! Anyway he was telling me and being from Maryland "Yeah - I was flying in Ocean City last weekend flying much worse!" How? He was flying in 35 mph winds. This rev. had NO PANELING. It was just the FRAME! For him this was a stock flying item for hurricane type flying. In 25 mph winds his panel-less rev was moving around like flying a SUL dual kite. VERY DIFFERENT.  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

 on: October 21, 2016, 06:25 AM 
Started by Keith T. - Last post by thief

Thanks for the advise.  Do you know if there is a kit offered by one of the kite vendors that would include what I would need as a repair kit? 

You could purchase one from Prism...but it would not have what you need. the best way to do it is take stock of the kites you have, and what they have.  You generally will not want to have pieces you do not need as they could go into a kite as a fix and be wrong and then cause more damage (this is common if you need a carbon rod but use fiberglass and vice versa).

If there is a hobby store nearby definitely swing in as many of our kite parts are used in other hobbies, especially rods.  But the rods might be a little more $ than if you bought 6 online. But it is really good to know if there is a local emergency place to go to!

ripstop tape is awesome stuff...or tedlar tape. i would get the white/clear/translucent as it is going ot fix a tear and be a bit hidden.  Then when you get home you can pull the tape off for a repair or sew down the edges of the tape of more permanence.
Electrical tape can stand as a replacement for a missing end cap in a jam. that really helps to not cut the sleeves or the pockets the rods go into.
I always have nearby little pieces of string...usually loops about 4" long. they are good to have to use as a second bridle attachment point...or a quick way to attach a tail to a kite in heavy winds...
and a bag of fishing swivel clips is really handy if you use them for line attaching.....those do burn out and the swivels disassemble, and a big gust of wind or a pull can twist the hook closure aspect too.   
For swirling windsocks and spinners always double or triple up the swivels that it attaches to the kite or kite line with.  same reason..if one burns out and seizes then the others in line will keep the piece rotating those spinsocks and things are not happy if they are not spinning like they are meant to.

super glue....good to affix fittings in a secure place....also really good to seal over a small puncture hole with a thin dab too.

you can bring a small hacksaw, or a hacksaw blade so that you can custom cut a replacement rod at the field....i do not have any sort of measuring tool in my toolbox for the field..i just match up the rod length to the new that was what was in the kite to start with so it must be right, right? Wink

If i have a bridle issue, like it gets cut or is really out of place, that kite goes right back in the bag and gets fixed at home.

Just a few notes for a kite fix box..

 on: October 21, 2016, 06:22 AM 
Started by Keith T. - Last post by Dolittle
I hope you take some pics/videos at the festival and post them here on the festival forum and on you tube to give the Atlanta festival some p.r.   And have some fun there. 

I think all the festivals/kite flies could up their online 'presence' a bit.  We just did a 'fall color' 'leaf peeping' drive up through Illinois and Wisconsin with kites in our trunk and drove right by Pontiac Illinois where they were having a little festival that day and we could have stopped and had some fun had we known....  Sad.

Have a great weekend.  J

 on: October 21, 2016, 06:15 AM 
Started by vertigo2u - Last post by RobB
I thought the kite looked pretty powered up in the video, and the winds didn't look too high. I used to fly my Sea Devil Light in winds down to 2mph, and would put it away if the winds were over 5mph. My preference for Lam kites is the lighter wind range, even with the light vents. I think that's where they really shine.
Coney Island ? Looks like a blow-out. 55* and 20mph winds sounds unpleasant, at best.

 on: October 21, 2016, 06:05 AM 
Started by Keith T. - Last post by Dolittle
Hi, again, Keith,  in answer to your kite repair kit, you may want to ask about that on the kite building/repair forum.  They would know good sources.

 I made up my own repair kit by collecting cutters, pliers, pocket knife,  tapes, patches, glue, carabiners, swivel thingies, etc from the hardware store and put it all into a tool box.  I have another toolbox where I keep the kite line spools I use most often along with a couple pairs of gloves and a few of those screw in the ground metal dog stakes for tying down my kites. I take these along in the car for handy access.

  I know fly market, into the wind, and good winds sell a variety of spars, end caps and connectors online.  Flymarket's ad is to the right on this page and you can check it out.

I'm sure others know better.   Good luck,  judy

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