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 31 
 on: February 20, 2017, 10:32 AM 
Started by oldflyer - Last post by oldflyer
Sandbanks in Dorset, UK, on a cold February day.

Wind howling off the sea.

Heavy rain showers.

I was the only one on the beach.

I wonder why?



 32 
 on: February 20, 2017, 10:28 AM 
Started by chilese - Last post by chilese
Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear

when we spoke of many kite related subtleties.

I have a Paradox which was modified by the late Brian Todd

to include telescoping standoffs. The TrickTail also had them

and the MEFM had dynamically tensioned standoffs. I can

understand the MEFM, but don't really see the need for telescoping

standoffs. Thought we might start an old-fashioned discussion

on the subject.

 33 
 on: February 20, 2017, 07:56 AM 
Started by OCPablo - Last post by Otherone
Looks Fun Paul. Can't wait to try her out the next time your down San Diego way. Maybe I can make up to Kite Party this year and we can trade a few models for a bit.

 34 
 on: February 20, 2017, 07:51 AM 
Started by sanleonkid - Last post by thief
Soft kites are awesome......

 35 
 on: February 20, 2017, 07:26 AM 
Started by sanleonkid - Last post by sanleonkid
Spent weekend at bayhouse with Son and Father.  Fishing, crabbing, crawfish boil, 180' frozen pipe replace on pier, general lazing around.  Put up an original Air Affairs Sutton 30 with Gomberg spiky tail  Friday afternoon... down at dusk, back up Saturday after breakfast, ditto in Sunday.  24+ hours in the sky with nary an issue. That's why I have 15/30(x3)/60/125(x2)/250 's in my bag.






 36 
 on: February 20, 2017, 04:09 AM 
Started by OCPablo - Last post by Kareloh
This is the image Krijn refers to:


 37 
 on: February 20, 2017, 03:54 AM 
Started by OCPablo - Last post by Kareloh
Nice one!

I've added the picture to the builds page.

 38 
 on: February 20, 2017, 03:07 AM 
Started by OCPablo - Last post by Krijn
 Grin  thanks


check near end for a picture from the back of the kite:
http://www.kareloh.com/kite-plans/p2-open-source-trickkite/p3-raffle-kite-built-by-krijn/


it is just as iftah said



Krijn

 39 
 on: February 20, 2017, 01:38 AM 
Started by OCPablo - Last post by Palmahnic
I still need to sort out the adjustable leech line (trying to sort out how to attach the bungie to the spine), trim up the wingtips a bit and she'll be ready to go.

If you're still wondering about the bungee-leechline setup, try tying the bungee with an overhand knot above the center T, after tying a knot at both ends of it, and connecting the leechline with a larks-head above the end knot. For tension, when the kite is fully assembled, pull the larks-head up the bungee cord.

 40 
 on: February 19, 2017, 09:30 PM 
Started by chilese - Last post by Allen Carter
Chyna,

I don't know of any videos, which is a shame. Shane was quite a guy.


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