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 on: August 26, 2015, 06:17 AM 
Started by whitebirdlover - Last post by oldflyer
That's the Benson 'Wasp'. Tim made a single line 'Bee' based on the yakko kite and a dual line 'Wasp'. I love my Wasp. It makes a loud buzzing sound and darts across the sky at great speed in strong winds.

Buy it if you still can - they are very rare these days  Wink

Arrived last night..... Nice!  Had a nest of wasps give my right hand a good set of stings recently, Ouch!, this guy looks a bit more friendly! Thanks for the FYI on this one. What wind range does it like?

It loves strong winds. It flies at an insane speed buzzing away nicely. Fly it using the lightest (and shortest) spectra line set you can find. You will enjoy it!

 42 
 on: August 26, 2015, 06:16 AM 
Started by whitebirdlover - Last post by oldflyer
Nigel, I am still hoping you find a single line one for me!!!!

I will keep looking - they are as rare as hen's teeth though  Cheesy
i have had faith in you this far for one....do not give up on me! Smiley

I promise I won't give up on you  Grin

 43 
 on: August 26, 2015, 06:09 AM 
Started by whitebirdlover - Last post by thief
Nigel, I am still hoping you find a single line one for me!!!!

I will keep looking - they are as rare as hen's teeth though  Cheesy
i have had faith in you this far for one....do not give up on me! Smiley

 44 
 on: August 26, 2015, 05:22 AM 
Started by whitebirdlover - Last post by whitebirdlover
That's the Benson 'Wasp'. Tim made a single line 'Bee' based on the yakko kite and a dual line 'Wasp'. I love my Wasp. It makes a loud buzzing sound and darts across the sky at great speed in strong winds.

Buy it if you still can - they are very rare these days  Wink

Arrived last night..... Nice!  Had a nest of wasps give my right hand a good set of stings recently, Ouch!, this guy looks a bit more friendly! Thanks for the FYI on this one. What wind range does it like?

 45 
 on: August 26, 2015, 04:20 AM 
Started by photogbill - Last post by REVflyer
this shape, when spun fast on it's center, will make optical circles that spin causing hypnosis and possibly visual paralysis, you might add strobe LEDs to height the effect at dusk or dawn.
ENJOY
We want some video and not slo-mo either!

Bottom left will have the most visual impact at speed and in the dark backlit

 46 
 on: August 25, 2015, 08:25 PM 
Started by jslo - Last post by indigo_wolf
If you don't get an answer, you might want to drop Ray Merry of CobraKites an email.  As he and Andrew Jones started Flexifoil in 1972.

ATB,
Sam


 47 
 on: August 25, 2015, 07:21 PM 
Started by jslo - Last post by jslo
Does anyone know how to read the numbers that appear on the early Flexifoils? I feel certain these are manufacture dates and possible serial numbers. I am not sure about later kites but the ones from the 80s have these numbers applied in stencil/stamp on the reinforcing tab, lower side, leading edge.

Just curious.........

 48 
 on: August 25, 2015, 06:38 PM 
Started by photogbill - Last post by photogbill
I made a custom Rev several years back and have toyed with the idea of making another one with the same design theme as the duel-line delta 'Valor' that I'm currently fine tuning! So today ...having the day off, I decided to see what I could come up with. Since the Rev design is more of a 2D image in flight ....as compared to the delta 'Valor' ...I don't think I'll have the same distortion issue that I had in it's design. I hope not anyway.

Here's the results!


***As usual, click on the photo for larger image view.

 49 
 on: August 25, 2015, 05:30 PM 
Started by asburyparkjohn - Last post by KaoS
Let me know if you can purchase the REAL McCoy (the big one) ... anytime in the fututre by PM.

Very Interested ... a BIG WINNER this kite is ... IMO.


Big and real enough for you?  Cheesy


 50 
 on: August 25, 2015, 04:38 PM 
Started by Palmahnic - Last post by the dad
I have my boys atm sul out and the longer standoff is inside toward the spine. if you hold the kite nose up and look horizontally at the lower spreader,
I can see the inside standoff is a little lower towards the tail than the outside one. not much maybe 1/4 in or so but that should account for the inside standoff being a little longer. however I did a dumb thing the other day putting the kite away, I was in a hurry and pulled the standoffs out of the wrong end. instead of removing the standoff connector from the spreader, I pulled it from the sail connector. right away I put them back in the way it was but you might want to wait for someone else to post. i'm 99.95 % sure I put them back right though.

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