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 on: August 24, 2015, 09:27 PM 
Started by goestoeleven - Last post by skb
early fibreglass spars used in many Old Skool "Ultralights" were yellow fibreglass, came in A20 .261" and maybe C30 .278" or E40 .298" sizes.

 82 
 on: August 24, 2015, 09:21 PM 
Started by goestoeleven - Last post by DD
Are they fiberglass or aged plastic?

 83 
 on: August 24, 2015, 07:35 PM 
Started by goestoeleven - Last post by goestoeleven
Thanks guys. 

You're right about the wind adjustment on the 2nd wind.  I suspect it was hanging on a wall or something - it is pretty faded.

The yellow tube ends have reinforcements made of screws & small diameter flexible plastic tubing.  Seems like they are so old school, none of the fittings for kite building existed yet.  The yellow tubes are pretty thin walled - are you sure they are fiberglass?  Actually, I got a box of random spars & dowels as well - maybe I'll see if any of the yellow ones in that box are broken / split spars and then maybe I'll be able to tell. 

 84 
 on: August 24, 2015, 07:02 PM 
Started by goestoeleven - Last post by thief
BTW those yellow plastic spars after most likely early fiberglass tubes

 85 
 on: August 24, 2015, 07:01 PM 
Started by goestoeleven - Last post by thief
Yep that is a 2nd wind that has seen lots of sun.

 86 
 on: August 24, 2015, 06:37 PM 
Started by Elvis - Last post by RobB
I have all 3, white, yellow & orange (red), and I really can't tell the difference in ease of picking up where the lines are, whether in the air or on the ground. They are all pretty slippery, but the yellow ones are a little springy compared to the other two. I prefer the yellow lines for quad line flying, the white & orange for dual line flying.

 87 
 on: August 24, 2015, 06:25 PM 
Started by goestoeleven - Last post by Charles G
And . . . one more.  I think I've seen this one in pictures before, but don't recall when/where.

This kite is called 2nd wind. You can adjust the kite to the wind conditions with a plastic screw and nut in the grommets in the nose.

 88 
 on: August 24, 2015, 06:20 PM 
Started by Elvis - Last post by SparkieRob
Vector lines are green. My set isn't old enough to say how they fade. Actually, they haven't been used in the daylight yet...


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 89 
 on: August 24, 2015, 06:07 PM 
Started by goestoeleven - Last post by goestoeleven
And . . . one more.  I think I've seen this one in pictures before, but don't recall when/where.

 90 
 on: August 24, 2015, 05:38 PM 
Started by goestoeleven - Last post by goestoeleven
Adding a second photo - these kites are larger than the first set.

Also, none of the kites have standoffs.  They are all in pretty good shape overall, just seem really old school to me.  What makes me think they are Action Kites is there were two Action Kites in the lot - a Fire Dart, and another one that was in an "Action Kites" sleeve that I think is a No Na Me. 

Both seem very, very similar in construction to these kites.

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