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 on: July 16, 2017, 12:02 AM 
Started by hydrophyte77 - Last post by hydrophyte77
I added another backer perk to the campaign, a complete kit for a mini butterfly kite with washi paper, bamboo spars, cotton kite line and a ribbon tail. Check it out...

 on: July 15, 2017, 10:21 AM 
Started by mrgif1 - Last post by adx1592
I'll revive this and second the Inak, then Echo, and finally Wren/Pro Wren. Another one it would recommend is the benson Innerspace and A'atelier double Zero if you can get your hands on one. Additionally, I'm not trying to show a bias, but if Jon or Steve can make you a 4oz aura sail, those do very well indoors and are extremely capable. I never got along with the Itrix at all. Another one to look into might be the Wolf Seibert Sweety.

 on: July 15, 2017, 04:46 AM 
Started by Thiebeau - Last post by Thiebeau
can't hurt to ask right?
I am in need of an SLE tube that is 37.5 inches in length any body got an old frame that they are done with?
let me know price and shipping
thanks in advance.

 on: July 14, 2017, 12:28 PM 
Started by adx1592 - Last post by adx1592
you need to pick up some more UK makers there Wink

Funny you mention that. I picked up another Solus UL in all mylar, and my Supernova should be here within a week. Tim just shipped it yesterday.

 on: July 14, 2017, 11:17 AM 
Started by adx1592 - Last post by DD

RonG, Smithcreek, Herbalizer ....


always wanted to fly a machine

 on: July 14, 2017, 10:29 AM 
Started by adx1592 - Last post by Frazer

RonG, Smithcreek, Herbalizer ....


 on: July 14, 2017, 10:21 AM 
Started by DWayne - Last post by DWayne
Thank you. I'll check it out.

 on: July 14, 2017, 08:53 AM 
Started by adx1592 - Last post by jaydub
you need to pick up some more UK makers there Wink

Unfortunately down to one now (from a trick kiting perspective): Tim Benson, but some great kites out of the UK in the 10 years I have been flying:

Carl Robertshaw:  Fury & Fury .85
Jest of Eve:  Talon
and then Tim's kites all of which are worth a place in the hall of fame.  I haven't flown most of the early ones, but I cut my trick kiting teeth on the Gemini and Deep Space.  Really great kites of their time.  The Goff/Benson creations are a bit more cutting edge, but the SuperFly and SuperNova are worthy successors to the earlier designs.

 on: July 14, 2017, 08:42 AM 
Started by DWayne - Last post by jaydub
There is a thread on Drachenforum that might be worth looking at, Denny.

 on: July 14, 2017, 08:10 AM 
Started by pompebled - Last post by pompebled
Being mainly a kite builder, in stead of -buyer, I have no problems with cheap kites, as long as they fly well.

If the build quality is according to the price, I'm happy to beef up the stresspoints, I have the gear and the skill.

I just wondered if there are parafoil builders on the forum with experience regarding adding a second (or third) row of lines to the bridle and it's effect on the flying attitude.

I built a three row bridles Jalbert type parafoil some 40 years ago, which flew very well for the better part of three decades, but it's showing it's age and needs a long tail on one side to keep it from pulling towards one side when the wind picks up (the wind always picks up overhere...).
I couldn't afford ripstop at that time, so I used wind tight fabric which was a bit heavier and needed a yearly bath in 'leaky tent fluid' (Harmisol) to keep it reasonable wind tight.
Needless to say this kite needs more wind that the cheap umbrella material kite from China.
It also pulls considerably more (3 mm braided Nylon line), which is starting to be an issue when you get older...

Regards, Jan.

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