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 on: February 26, 2015, 06:20 AM 
Started by tpatter - Last post by harveystubbs
Q: If this looks and flies like a fearless and we own a fearless then do we need one of these in our bags?  Cool

I can't inagine anyone regretting adding this kite to their bag.

It might be hard to tell from the video, but this one gives away the cynique like a puppy wags it's tail.  Smiley.   

My comment comparing the 2 was really for those who have given up trying to find a kite they like better than the Fearless (there are many of us).  To those I say, the GPS is worth a look - I think you will be pleasantly surprised. 

So that's a Yes then? Seems a lot to speand on something so similar

Your missus is obviously a lot more understanding than mine  Cool

 on: February 26, 2015, 02:00 AM 
Started by Allen Carter - Last post by Wayner
flew mine without a tail for 2 years. Stole a gomberg streamer tail from another kite for its dramatic effect.  Take it off when the wind drops. Try it without the tail it does not need it.

The streamer is only 3' x 35'. So it's less drag than yours. maybe a good choice you still want a tail.

I put my rotating laundry on the flying line.  Have less issues than at the back of the kite.

 on: February 26, 2015, 12:37 AM 
Started by chilese - Last post by chilese
I have some 100' x 7" diameter tube tails.

If the wind is right, you can get most kites to fall into a fade with the tail

holding the kite steady.

With lighter tails, it is possible to do axels. The trick is to make the nose

of the kite go under the tail. If this is done, the tail ends up right where

it is supposed to be.

 on: February 25, 2015, 10:24 PM 
Started by stapp59 - Last post by chilese
6.9 oz -10 gms weight. = about 6.6 oz RTF without weights.


While I think skb™ has a beautiful kite....

I have always called Bambi the campfire. People are drawn

to her. I almost think we might have to call this SUL something

to do with a campfire. Because that is hot.  Huh

 on: February 25, 2015, 10:22 PM 
Started by stapp59 - Last post by tpatter
I love it whenever a dream becomes reality!  Smiley

 on: February 25, 2015, 09:53 PM 
Started by stapp59 - Last post by stapp59
Bambi's sail was only a few grams heavier.  Seems the pinstriping was offset by the lighter mylar panels somewhat.   Basic framing is finished and they both currently weigh in at 6.4 oz. With bridle, end caps, and 10gr tail weight they should be ~6.9oz RTF - same as Rosie with a 2PT frame.  They should ship out Friday.  Then I have two more projects to do next week.

I like both of these.

 on: February 25, 2015, 07:21 PM 
Started by Allen Carter - Last post by fidelio
guys 'round here seem to like spinners. either one on each leg or one with a v-shaped line which attaches both legs to one spinner.

 on: February 25, 2015, 06:27 PM 
Started by Allen Carter - Last post by Jim Foster
Lynn and I stopped by HB today.  It was low 70s with a nice breeze.

See you all in a couple of weeks.

 on: February 25, 2015, 06:24 PM 
Started by Allen Carter - Last post by Controlled Crash
Nice kite! That 50' tail looks good until it's time to pack it up, eh?

The company that made that kite makes several drogues that should work. I like the Piranha.

I also wonder how it handles without a tail, that might be your best bet for light wind.

 on: February 25, 2015, 05:35 PM 
Started by Allen Carter - Last post by chilese
Bambi and I are looking forward to smooth winds and sunshine.

Probably Friday afternoon for us.

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