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 on: May 08, 2018, 02:49 PM 
Started by 2nd Wind - Last post by kenmcneill
Would love to see it fly. Are there any videos of it available yet?

Thanks! No "official" video yet, and it's going to be a few weeks before I'll have a chance to shoot anything. I'm hoping one of the new owners will share pictures and/or video.

 82 
 on: May 08, 2018, 01:54 PM 
Started by Axident - Last post by Axident
Thank you for your advise.

For now I ended up deciding to buy the Superfly. But if I know myself right it will not be the last. But for now it have to do it.

If you have any tips in what order it will make sense to learn tricks you are welcome to comment.
Also tips for adjusting would be apriciated. Maybe you have advices that could be useful or make life easier than using standard adjustment. Having the nose adjusted as high as possible to make flip back as easy as possible is it right? I simply don't know what is the right way to do it. Adjusting the nose as high as possible was what I did with my Tramontana.

 83 
 on: May 08, 2018, 07:21 AM 
Started by 2nd Wind - Last post by thief
Hey it is MattBush!!!!! WOW!!!! welcome back!

 84 
 on: May 08, 2018, 04:57 AM 
Started by 2nd Wind - Last post by midibot
Very nice looking. Reminds me of my Cody, slimmed down considerably!

Would love to see it fly. Are there any videos of it available yet?

Stevo, it may just be me, but I cannot see your pic:

Well, since Thief's already built the suspense, here's mine  Grin

           (----)

 85 
 on: May 07, 2018, 07:23 PM 
Started by 2nd Wind - Last post by mattbush
My Vixen just arrived! I have the white, silver, purple, and charcoal one featured on the Vixen page of Ken's site (https://bluemoonkites.net/shop/vixen/). After setting it up, I wanted to echo Rob's statement:

What is amazing to me is that Ken has taken the beauty & complexity of higher end cellular kites  (i.e.: Bobby Stanfield) & has distilled them into much simpler construction & assembly, while maintaining the beauty & grace that these kites provide in the sky!

I have a few highish-end cellulars. What Ken has accomplished here -- in terms of aesthetics, design, build quality, and value -- is quite remarkable. I'll follow up again after it's spent more time in the air.

 86 
 on: May 07, 2018, 05:39 PM 
Started by edmonddragut - Last post by Steve Hall
depending on color $250 seems reasonable

 87 
 on: May 07, 2018, 04:46 PM 
Started by edmonddragut - Last post by edmonddragut
i have the original instruction manual 28 pages with hard covers and the purchase receipt from 1992 Gift of Wings shop for 275.00

 88 
 on: May 07, 2018, 04:29 PM 
Started by edmonddragut - Last post by Steve Hall
really?
http://www.gwtwforum.com/pdf/RadianManual2.pdf
 Wink
BTW ... GWTW sold the Radian for $247 in '93

 89 
 on: May 07, 2018, 03:46 PM 
Started by edmonddragut - Last post by edmonddragut
the sail is pristine, there are some marks just on the nose protection

 90 
 on: May 07, 2018, 03:42 PM 
Started by indigo_wolf - Last post by indigo_wolf
Just saw this posted on Facebook from a German kite building site.    Sad

Through the magic of Google Translate

Empty sky: GŁnter Wolsing
From Ralf - May 7, 2018

Yesterday evening still active in the blue dragon forum and lovingly caring for his own dragon thread , then this morning the sad news of the family: GŁnter Wolsing, master of the giant steering kite, fell asleep at night.

GŁnter can look back on an eventful life - both professionally and privately. The trained machinist successfully studied engineering and completed his working life at the Hamburg Building Authority. He came to the dragons at the tender age of 60, but then really started. Huge stunt kites, up to a gigantic 12 meters span, have been created this way.

In his first book, the following sentence can be found as an introduction: " If this book succeeds in inspiring even one single person for our hobby,
has the whole effort paid off. "

Dear GŁnther, the effort was worth it. You did not inspire a single one, you inspired a whole generation of hang gliders, pulled you under the spell of your dragons and introduced them to the stunt dragons poetry.

I am sad that with you one of those great old gentlemen has gone, to whom we boys will never be able to reach the water. At the same time, I'm glad that you were allowed to fall asleep in peace and out of the middle of the dragon community.

In this sense, have fun with your Flaki 12.0 up there, as you once called it, Cloud Number 7.


Original article in German along with pictures of some of his creations can be found here:

http://kite.builders/empty-sky-guenter-wolsing

ATB,
Sam




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