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 71 
 on: September 28, 2014, 10:36 AM 
Started by DD - Last post by skb
That is very good news!

 72 
 on: September 28, 2014, 09:41 AM 
Started by tpatter - Last post by tpatter
yes. it is a cool video


did you ever fly a KFX?



Krijn

Yes. I had the KFX UL which was quite amazing. I liked it better than the Nirvana much more tricky and agile.

I sold it, but wish I had kept it - it's sail is much flatter than most kites today.  Have you tried one?   I've been told that the UL was better than the standard.

 73 
 on: September 28, 2014, 08:22 AM 
Started by DD - Last post by whitebirdlover
 Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley

 74 
 on: September 28, 2014, 06:16 AM 
Started by whitebirdlover - Last post by Boats13
Yup, Sir Sack said it! WBL, one of my favorite days this years was teaching Tree, my son, to fly. I hope to teach my wife, today!!!!

 75 
 on: September 28, 2014, 06:01 AM 
Started by ae - Last post by Boats13
Wicked!

 76 
 on: September 28, 2014, 03:48 AM 
Started by tpatter - Last post by stapp59
Some pretty amazing flying there.  Huh

 77 
 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.

Mike

 78 
 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

 79 
 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?



Krijn

 80 
 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.
Mike

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