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 31 
 on: Yesterday at 08:23 AM 
Started by jasonrohrer - Last post by DD
i have both the chiropetra and zero g. its a slow dance with long glides for both. When to apply tension is key

 32 
 on: Yesterday at 08:21 AM 
Started by jasonrohrer - Last post by Mahtman
I have a Zero G. I also have an Aerolite glider from Jon Trennepohl which I far prefer.
Mitch

 33 
 on: Yesterday at 08:15 AM 
Started by jasonrohrer - Last post by jasonrohrer
Whoops, I saw the "current stock" in the Sturdy Designs Shop and thought the Chiroptera was still shipping.  I now see the notice that the shop is closed.

Doug S, I can't find any info online about ordering your BOP.  Is there a link for more information?  And how does it fly outside in slight breezes?


In thinking about the Chiroptera's supposed 9:1 glide ratio,  I'm realizing that the Wala looks like it has more surface area per unit weight than the Zero-G, so maybe it glides better and thus is "easier" to fly?  The Zero-G has a lot of pole for those little wings.

I've seen a few videos of the Zero-G with inexperienced flyers where it looks like it drops like a rock:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIQDGs-8hCU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uE2IXjlHL34


And even for someone more experienced, it seems like they have to move quite a lot to keep it from falling:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zd9lArWlPkk


Anyone have experience with the Wala XL?

 34 
 on: Yesterday at 07:59 AM 
Started by misterbleepy - Last post by Frazer
Shame because its a great kite and I have been lucky enough to have flown various stages of its development with Chris.

Does it behave like the superfly or is it more conventional?
Its likely to be more conventional based on its sheer size alone.

Full sized likes are inevitably slower, more stable, more deliberate in transition.

I think this is universally true, certainly in my experience with the kites I've flown.

-Frazer

 35 
 on: Yesterday at 07:14 AM 
Started by jasonrohrer - Last post by Doug S
You could consider one of my Bird of Prey glider kites.  Just a thought.

Doug

 36 
 on: Yesterday at 07:14 AM 
Started by misterbleepy - Last post by jaydub
I've had some very positive feedback from someone else who has been involved in the testing of the prototypes, but will be interested in Tim's experience as well.

Hoping it's positive as I've already ordered one! Wink

 37 
 on: Yesterday at 05:28 AM 
Started by jasonrohrer - Last post by chilese
Chiroptera is an excellent low/zero wind glider.

Indoors or outdoors. Flown several.

Sweetness.

Should have gotten one.

 38 
 on: Yesterday at 04:45 AM 
Started by misterbleepy - Last post by harveystubbs
Shame because its a great kite and I have been lucky enough to have flown various stages of its development with Chris.

Does it behave like the superfly or is it more conventional?

 39 
 on: Yesterday at 01:45 AM 
Started by misterbleepy - Last post by Danceswithwinds
Shame because its a great kite and I have been lucky enough to have flown various stages of its development with Chris.

 40 
 on: Yesterday at 12:49 AM 
Started by jasonrohrer - Last post by KaoS

Chiroptera is twice the price of the Zero-G, but it looks like it might be made in the USA...


Was... not is  Sad

Will Sturdy has finished college and moved away from kite making to the next phase in his life

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