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 on: September 28, 2014, 06:01 AM 
Started by ae - Last post by Boats13

 on: September 28, 2014, 03:48 AM 
Started by tpatter - Last post by stapp59
Some pretty amazing flying there.  Huh

 on: September 28, 2014, 02:29 AM 
Started by coogee - Last post by coogee
We have a box trailer with a winch set up. It has a series of guides which include Doug Le Roc's line tension gauge, the line then runs onto a capstan then on a drum. The line feeds onto the drum at low pressure and is layered on by a line guide. It is powered by a 1.5 HP electric motor controlled for speed and direction. This year we had a disc brake we could shoot away on with the electric motor free wheeling and this worked really well to get the kite into the air and up fast. It was all powered with a petrol generator. This also supplied power for the lap top and the kettle for a cup of tea. Long day some times.


 on: September 28, 2014, 01:50 AM 
Started by coogee - Last post by kite_pilot
did you have some type of winch set up ?
how long did it take to wind it in ?
congrats of the marvellous effort guys! Smiley

 on: September 28, 2014, 01:26 AM 
Started by tpatter - Last post by Krijn
yes. it is a cool video

did you ever fly a KFX?


 on: September 27, 2014, 11:58 PM 
Started by coogee - Last post by coogee
Dyneema is very light for it strength and weighs around 0.5 kg per kilometer for 1mm line.
Our line is under 1 mm probably around 0.7 mm and so the weight of 12 km of line is roughly 5 kg. The limiting factor is line drag, that is the wind acting on the line hanging from the kite.

 on: September 27, 2014, 10:42 PM 
Started by allenpitts - Last post by DD
Then I found our host Steve playing with poppers too.
Kite Poppers:
What make are those Steve?

 on: September 27, 2014, 09:54 PM 
Started by tpatter - Last post by tpatter
Always one of my favorite videos!  Smiley

Double rolled up taz in 2007 (or before)!!  Smiley


 on: September 27, 2014, 09:48 PM 
Started by allenpitts - Last post by DD
Also found this video and the attached info for it very interesting
Kite Line Shuttle:
This I might have to try and build my own
More here:
kap  Shuttle:

 on: September 27, 2014, 09:34 PM 
Started by allenpitts - Last post by DD
I have seen a video on here at some point that had a little key chain video camera attached.  It is here

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