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 71 
 on: July 16, 2017, 08:47 PM 
Started by Oldgoat - Last post by skb
^WhataKite Gallery

 72 
 on: July 16, 2017, 03:51 PM 
Started by Oldgoat - Last post by Oldgoat
Barry "Whatakite" Ogletree is getting out of kiting altogether.  He's selling off all his remaining kite gear most of which is big stuff.  If anyone is interested you can find what he has available at gallery.whatakite.com.  Sorry, haven't figure out how to post a link yet.
 Smiley

 73 
 on: July 16, 2017, 02:02 PM 
Started by pompebled - Last post by pompebled
I took out my modified Borletti and added the loops on the keels.

I renewed the bridle with longer lines (30 lbs braided Dacron) and added a second row on the new loops.

It has rained a lot overhere the last few days, so when we had a dry spell today, I drove to my flying field to do some adjusting on the bridle.

Having laid out a hundred feet of line on a dog pin, the kite was launched with just tension on the front bridle.
The longer lines seem to work, because even though I kept them the same length, which made the kite bow a little, the kite only pulled marginally to the right, so I took it down to adjust the left side.
The kite went up again and flew better, but seen from behind I could see differences in the profile of the top of the cells, causing the right side to develop more lift due to the more pronounced curve, compared to the left side.

I went back to the car to get the camera and just started taking pictures when the entire horizon started to go grey with drizzle...

I put my kite bags back into the car and sat there for 20 minutes while the kite flew in the rain.
When the rain got heavier, the cells started to fill with water and the kite became too heavy to stay up in the light wind.

I packed up and went home seriously wet...

I never got around to testing the effect of the second bridle row.
To be continued.

Regards, Jan.

 74 
 on: July 16, 2017, 12:02 AM 
Started by hydrophyte77 - Last post by hydrophyte77
I added another backer perk to the campaign, a complete kit for a mini butterfly kite with washi paper, bamboo spars, cotton kite line and a ribbon tail. Check it out...

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/kites-aloft-for-endangered-butterflies#/






 75 
 on: July 15, 2017, 10:21 AM 
Started by mrgif1 - Last post by adx1592
I'll revive this and second the Inak, then Echo, and finally Wren/Pro Wren. Another one it would recommend is the benson Innerspace and A'atelier double Zero if you can get your hands on one. Additionally, I'm not trying to show a bias, but if Jon or Steve can make you a 4oz aura sail, those do very well indoors and are extremely capable. I never got along with the Itrix at all. Another one to look into might be the Wolf Seibert Sweety.

 76 
 on: July 15, 2017, 04:46 AM 
Started by Thiebeau - Last post by Thiebeau
can't hurt to ask right?
I am in need of an SLE tube that is 37.5 inches in length any body got an old frame that they are done with?
let me know price and shipping
thanks in advance.

 77 
 on: July 14, 2017, 12:28 PM 
Started by adx1592 - Last post by adx1592
you need to pick up some more UK makers there Wink

Funny you mention that. I picked up another Solus UL in all mylar, and my Supernova should be here within a week. Tim just shipped it yesterday.

 78 
 on: July 14, 2017, 11:17 AM 
Started by adx1592 - Last post by DD

RonG, Smithcreek, Herbalizer ....

-Frazer

always wanted to fly a machine

 79 
 on: July 14, 2017, 10:29 AM 
Started by adx1592 - Last post by Frazer

RonG, Smithcreek, Herbalizer ....

-Frazer

 80 
 on: July 14, 2017, 10:21 AM 
Started by DWayne - Last post by DWayne
Thank you. I'll check it out.

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