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 on: February 02, 2016, 02:59 PM 
Started by misterbleepy - Last post by misterbleepy
Short lines and light winds sounds like my kind of flying - I'll give it another go.
I have a Babytana too, that is very light and twitchy on the lines - this is a little bigger, so maybe not quite as sensitive....

 on: February 02, 2016, 09:15 AM 
Started by misterbleepy - Last post by inewham
If its any help I only fly it in very low wind and short, light lines. About 25 ft maybe
It is quite sensitive but it is tiny.

 on: February 02, 2016, 08:32 AM 
Started by misterbleepy - Last post by misterbleepy
I just checked mine since my kites are next to my desk - exactly the same as Keith's
oh dear - that means it mast have been pilot error last time I tried Cheesy
I will try again when the winds here subside a little (March, April maybe?)

 on: February 02, 2016, 08:21 AM 
Started by misterbleepy - Last post by inewham
I just checked mine since my kites are next to my desk - exactly the same as Keith's

 on: February 02, 2016, 05:48 AM 
Started by stapp59 - Last post by Krijn
i think i would like the 7' Smiley

has it a bit deeper turtle because of the heavier frame (in proportion)?


 on: February 02, 2016, 04:59 AM 
Started by misterbleepy - Last post by misterbleepy
I have a mini midi too, but I could never get it to fly - I suspect the bridle is incorrect. Assuming yours flys ok, could you measure your mini midi bridle somI can check mine? I would love to be able to get it in the air...

of course, it is a blast...more controllable than a micron and actually tricks well too...

Here's my bridle measurements - do they match yours thief?:

and a photo of the kite - I guess this is the "hot" version, whereas yours is the "cool" version:

 on: February 02, 2016, 04:18 AM 
Started by stapp59 - Last post by stapp59
Max, max, max.

Would love a nice 10' kite that will do all the tricks.  Don't care about it fitting in a car.  I have a truck.  Grin I will even drive up to get it so you won't have to ship it.  Cheesy

With your RV you could transport a team of fully assembled Thors Hammers  Cheesy

 on: February 02, 2016, 04:17 AM 
Started by stapp59 - Last post by stapp59
Do you ever sleep?

It's been a busy couple of weeks building the smaller scale Enigma.   I told myself not to start a new project until each size was sorted out and flying well.  Each kite was a pleasant surprise as they have trimmed out quickly and are proving to be capable fliers.  I was encouraged to keep going. 

I now have the 4' Micro, 6' UL and Std Mini, and 7' UL and Std Midi in addition to the five 8' models of the original project.

You can tell the kites are related but each is its own kite with a unique personality and style. The smaller kites take more wind, are faster, trick quickly, and require short sharp inputs.  The larger kites have more speed control, precision, lower wind range, trick with larger more measured inputs, and have more presence and grace.

The 8' (2.4M) is still my favorite model as I enjoy several styles of flying and the larger kite can be flown slow and graceful.  Lovely.

It's apparent why full on trick kites are smaller in size as they are easier to toss around than the bigger kites.  Those who spend most of their time doing trick combos may enjoy the 7' kite.

Those who like the Psycho will be at home with the six footer.

I have very little time on each kite and there is more tweaking and tuning to do. All the basic tricks and reasonable precision are there in each model and no need for big changes. Maybe some framing changes for better balance?  Well see...

 on: February 02, 2016, 03:35 AM 
Started by stapp59 - Last post by stapp59
Thanks for posting the Mini Midi specs @misterbleepy  Smiley  Perhaps they can be moved somewhere easier to find for folks.

 on: February 02, 2016, 01:39 AM 
Started by JWilson - Last post by harveystubbs
I am selling an NSE standard and an NSE lw which are in great condition in the swap meet. Could do a deal for both. For my money these are the best kites that R Sky have made. I still have a couple in the bag.

R sky's usually aren't fitted with leech lines and they make a noise but mine have been Cool

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