GWTW Forum
May 30, 2015, 07:45 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
   Home   Help Forum Info Login Register Chat  
Welcome to the GWTW Forum.
Guests (non-registered users) can view the forum but are unable to post.  If you don't have anything to say then why would you bother to register?
One of the most popular sections of the GWTW Forum has long been the Swap Meet.  A great place to sell old, seldom flown kites or to get great deals on used (gently flown) kites.  Only registered users can see the Swap Meet section, let alone wheel and deal.  1000's (literally) of kites have changed hands thanks to the Swap Meet.
There are several more benefits to being a registered user, but you'll have to join our little community to find out all the "secrets".
Questions or concerns? Contact Steve ... just drop an email to: forum.gwtwkites@gmail.com

Pages: 1 ... 8 [9] 10
 81 
 on: May 25, 2015, 08:18 PM 
Started by Charles G - Last post by Dano
2- 16' banners
1- 3x5 flag
1- 30' delta
1- 7.5 sled w\ 50' 3" tube tail
1- 6' spinner on a pole
1- ascension delta w\ 20' ribbons

All R\W\B...

and we forgot the camera......      Cry

 82 
 on: May 25, 2015, 07:55 PM 
Started by Charles G - Last post by chilese
Nicely done.  Smiley

 83 
 on: May 25, 2015, 07:21 PM 
Started by rudyy - Last post by rudyy
OK.  I will try.

 84 
 on: May 25, 2015, 06:56 PM 
Started by Charles G - Last post by Charles G
Put up a few RWB kites today for Memorial Day.

 85 
 on: May 25, 2015, 06:51 PM 
Started by rudyy - Last post by tpatter
Is this a leading edge launch?  You apply the line tension to keep the kite sliding along rather than launching.

 86 
 on: May 25, 2015, 06:23 PM 
Started by rudyy - Last post by rudyy
Flying low pass to the ground, but instead havng the leading edge perpendicular to the gound,   it makes an 45/60 degreee angle with one end of the leading edge sliding on the ground.

 87 
 on: May 25, 2015, 06:19 PM 
Started by rudyy - Last post by Allen Carter
Here's a thread on the Revolution forum:

http://www.revkites.com/forum/topic/4536-axel-tips/


 88 
 on: May 25, 2015, 06:11 PM 
Started by rudyy - Last post by rudyy
Allen,

I cannot see the video.  Anyway, I think it is more like a half axel kick turn as in the dualline kite. 

So, flying across the wind window, and as soon as it passes the center wind window, give a hard pop on the upper hand and at the same time give slack to the lower hand?

Rudy

 89 
 on: May 25, 2015, 06:00 PM 
Started by photogbill - Last post by photogbill
Those designs are really nice !

The thing is, the visual perception of those design made on an unfolded sail change a lot when the sail is folded in the flying configuration, I think "stapp59" was taking that into account in his Ying-Yang design, I don't remember how.

Using a CAD software like Rhino would allow to have a better idea of what it looks like in the sky.

First ...thanks for the compliment on the designs.

I considered the fact that the visual perspective might not match my 2D rendering once the kite is finished. Since I don't own any CAD software ...and not sure I'd know how to use it even if I did  Shocked  ....I had no other choice than to approach the project in a trial & error method of design.

Bearing that in mind, I tried to draw the panel start & end points to minimize any distortion, realizing that I might have to go back to the drawing board after completion of the first kite! The center upside down 'V' shouldn't distort all that much since it goes from the nose to the inside standoff connector, though it might look a little narrower. That should be easier to 'fix' if I want to opposed to the right side up 'V' which might have angled upper points.

One advantage I have over Steve's Ying-Yang kite is that my design isn't a known commodity and thus doesn't have to conform to any set standards! The other thought I had was even if the finished kite looks a little different than what I intended, it may still look decent ...just different. Most likely, I'll need to go back to the drawing board anyway whether I like the way it looks or not ...since if it doesn't fly up to my expectations, I'll be adding this 'panel layout' to the original Organic sail pattern!

 90 
 on: May 25, 2015, 07:51 AM 
Started by Jorge Gouverneur - Last post by Jorge Gouverneur
The wind going up a slope and over the top of the hill can cause a rotor turbulence motion and dead spot on the back side of the hill. Depending on the strength of the wind, the rotor can lawn dart the kite down into the backside of the hill.

If there are obstructions on the slope, there can be rotors before the top of the hill, too. I saw a video of a paraglider pilot getting slammed to the ground and seriously injured in that situation. Several others had launched before him in that spot with no problems, but when he got about 30' in the air a rotor developed and slammed him backwards and down very hard.

Yes. I. Used to fly RC glider. Before. I respect nature.  That's why I did rc only. And kites. I always liked to do wind powered things. Sailboats. Gliders and kites. With no engine involved.  Smiley
Btw, talking about winds behind the hill. Look for dynamic soaring in YouTube.

Pages: 1 ... 8 [9] 10

Kite Classifieds Ad
Kite Classifieds

A Wind Of Change
A Wind Of Change

Untitled Document
Untitled Document

FMKS
Fly Market

Smooth Winds
Smooth Winds

A Wind Of Change
skyshark

Kitebookie
Kitebookie.com

Untitled Document

Untitled Document
Untitled Document

Our forum is made possible by the good folks whose ads appear above and by the members of our community (PayPal donation button at bottom)
In case you missed it each ad is linked to the sponsors web site.  So please, take a moment and visit our sponsors sites as this forum wouldn't be possible with out them.
Interested in running an ad for your business or kiting event?  Contact Steve at advertise.gwtwkites@gmail.com for a quote.

Cal Custom

Support the GWTW Forum

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.8 | SMF © 2006-2008, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.2.1 © 2008-2009
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!