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 on: July 17, 2017, 04:18 PM 
Started by Oldgoat - Last post by Wayner
Built some of these kites when Barry was doing his kite kits. My intro into large kites.  Cool

Nothing bigger than 200, because I usally fly alone and limited space in the desert.

Still dreaming of picking up something bigger  Roll Eyes

This is very very tempting

 on: July 17, 2017, 04:11 PM 
Started by Oldgoat - Last post by Wayner
anyone have some spare space in their garage?  I have a big bag I need to hide.....

 Cheesy  Cheesy  Cheesy

 on: July 17, 2017, 04:10 PM 
Started by pompebled - Last post by Wayner

Thanks for the thread. Been watching with interest.
Bought many foils and sewn 5 myself. Always looking for ideas/help in tuning then.
Like lenghting the bridle line. Have a kite to practice on.

 on: July 17, 2017, 03:43 PM 
Started by Oldgoat - Last post by sanleonkid
anyone have some spare space in their garage?  I have a big bag I need to hide.....

 on: July 17, 2017, 02:52 PM 
Started by DWayne - Last post by DWayne
Anyone want to fly at Dillon Beach this Sunday the 23rd ? Winds are suppose to be 5 to 7 in the morning and 8 to 10 in the afternoon. Morning low mid 50's afternoon high low 60's. I'm thinking of camping there Sunday night, I'm retired, I don't have to work Monday and its suppose to be 4 to 6 all day. The UL in my avatar is going to get a lot of air time Monday.  Cool

 on: July 17, 2017, 12:16 PM 
Started by pompebled - Last post by sanleonkid

Very Nice!!  Kite looks great in the sky.   Being an Accountant and not very good with a sewing machine, I have to get my kites PRE-FIXED.  Always envious of y'all that can do your own repairs and fixes.  Being a bit on the "short" side I've been paying my seamstress for years just to take up a couple inches on my pants and its a straight sew.

 on: July 17, 2017, 10:55 AM 
Started by pompebled - Last post by pompebled
Here are a few pictures, one made yesterday in the rain, you can see the second bridle hangs slack.

The second picture was taken this afternoon; a slight inconsistant breese was enough to experiment with how tight the rear bridle should be, in this picture it was too much as it started to knick the cells.

Both pictures also show how badly this kite is sewn together, the shape of the cells differ from left to right, causing the inbalance in flight.

I have to say that the longer bridle positively affects the flying attitude; I only had to make minor adjustments to keep the kite in the air, the attachment point of the bridle is almost dead center, just a smidge to the left.

I still need more airtime to adjust the individual lines of the bridle, not all lines have the same tension (yet).

When the wind briefly picked up this afternoon, I quickly let out 300 mtr of line and had the parafoil flying directly overhead in a thermal.
That was fun!

Regards, Jan.

 on: July 17, 2017, 05:19 AM 
Started by Oldgoat - Last post by tcope
Still lots of stuff. A lot less than when first posted, but still a lot.

Unique sale in that it's not often that you see stuff like this for sale. Also, very good/reasonable prices. Some stuff is expensive just because it's very big but still a fraction of what it would normally sell for.

Problem is, most is so large it requires someone who flies larger kites. It's a smaller market place.

 on: July 17, 2017, 03:22 AM 
Started by Oldgoat - Last post by thief
Really does not look like much is left?Huh?? Or had he really gotten rid of most things beforehand...

Good luck with the big sock! Barry is one of very few who I even entertained selling that to, it is a monster!!!!!!

 on: July 16, 2017, 09:54 PM 
Started by Oldgoat - Last post by sanleonkid
Must be strong..... resist....

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