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 61 
 on: September 01, 2014, 09:02 PM 
Started by macdawg - Last post by macdawg
Thanks @dragonfish, and others. That was just what I needed!

I had a great few sessions out there flying it on the beach for the first time. I've got a ways to go to get to where I want to be with flying, but made some progress in my stalls and even had some semi-successful fades!

Progress!

-M

 62 
 on: September 01, 2014, 08:48 PM 
Started by Doug S - Last post by Doug S
The attached picture is of Art's Bird of Prey 24 and 36.

Later,

Doug

 63 
 on: September 01, 2014, 08:44 PM 
Started by Doug S - Last post by Doug S
The attached picture is of Art's custom Bird of Prey 48.  Art also will be receiving a Bird of Prey 24 and 36.  Delivery is tomorrow.

Later,

Doug

 64 
 on: September 01, 2014, 08:31 PM 
Started by tpatter - Last post by asburyparkjohn
Lam - Maybe saying - "Where is the market for this type of kite? ... maybe the Tattoo ... fills it? ... but I know the Benson IS GOES LOWER and the Tattoo needs something but I don't own a wind meter (I guess its 0.5 mph without no back-up stepping) ... perhaps he should just build one prototype ... and then you can do one of the your write-ups with all its specs ...
Weight distribution may need to be different other than in the spine ... for this type of frame ... or just making a turtle happy kite ... ?

APJ   

 65 
 on: September 01, 2014, 08:19 PM 
Started by whitebirdlover - Last post by whitebirdlover
On leave from "windicator" duties, it's LoLo's time to chill out...
Sadie's swing is just the thing for stirring up a breeze  Wink

http://youtu.be/_Rbn4RU4nIY

 66 
 on: September 01, 2014, 08:08 PM 
Started by tpatter - Last post by tpatter
John,

  I do continue to experiment!  I flew my SSUL 2 days over the holiday weekend - smiling the entire time!

The Zeroair spars are so light that the kite gets little to no mass advantage from them.  They are extremely strong however.  I've flown this kite from 0.5 to 9 and, while I was concerned nearing 10, the kite seemed fine assuming you keep it away from the ground that is!  Smiley

Adding 1.5g weights on the lower ends of the spars makes the comete have a bit more rotational mass and also gives a bit of throw for taz, etc.  I've tried attaching them just below the lower apa connectors and I am liking it there.

Tom

 67 
 on: September 01, 2014, 07:28 PM 
Started by tpatter - Last post by asburyparkjohn
However watching the Crow Man I was waiting for a fade or backspin that never came even if like the Benson IS which would be a tough lock in type fade which is difficult to even backspin out of to get back to normal figure 8 flying ... I think if Lam goes this route we will see a LESS DURABLE Tattoo with this 0.5-2 (4?) mph wind range criteria. Although with this type of frame it will be interesting to see what compromises do exist ... we already have floaters ... what can Lam produce which is just slower with its expected all-around tricks and provide some HIDDEN durability ... I guess a kite like this PUSHES a kite maker to his maximum capabilities ... these two videos show me nothing ... NEW ... as I said this will be more for the INLAND flyers and not so much for the beach people in the summer time ... actually I think the window should be like 0-4 mph ... and not 0-2 mph ... as inland winds can be up and down with no wind then a gust of 3-4 mph ... just thinking of a kite's durability in this matter ... I recently did push the Fearless SUL to 10 mph but did not do ONE WRAP as I was taking this kite on its virgin flight and was paranoid and rightfully so ... INCREDIBLE ... virtually no wing flutter ... if anybody can do it ... its Lam.

APJ   

 68 
 on: September 01, 2014, 05:48 PM 
Started by DD - Last post by DD
Cleveland kite festival. 
Sept 6&7. This Saturday and Sunday.
Who's going?
Windjammers will be there again this year.
Www.osekcleveland.org

 69 
 on: September 01, 2014, 04:58 PM 
Started by ezme6 - Last post by ezme6
it is awesome to have a full set, Im ready for anything !  Grin

 70 
 on: September 01, 2014, 04:33 PM 
Started by ezme6 - Last post by Fearless Object
Thank you Tom Smiley I just came back from the field and the wind was from light to Mid strong. Awesome day get to fly the UL, STD, Mid Vent and Full Vent. Smiley Everything all set to fly Smiley Cheer !

Have a nice day.

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