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 81 
 on: September 09, 2014, 04:58 PM 
Started by Daedalus - Last post by Daedalus

That exact Trlby 3 stack is what got me started. I even had the same colors Smiley

PM sent on the pretty rainbows  Grin



 82 
 on: September 09, 2014, 02:45 PM 
Started by Doug S - Last post by Doug S
Just finished and printed out the sail template patterns for a 96 inch wing span version of my Bird of Prey.  The wing span was selected to allow a full 32.5 inch wrapped tapered carbon tube to be used for the outer wing spar, from the aerodynamic center for each panel to the associated wing tip.  The center of the joiner to connect the inner and outer wing spars will be the attachment point for the wing spar line, which provides the dihedral for this kite.  I will make the kite using six colors of PC31 over the 16 various panels.  I have decided to use the attached pattern/color layout.  As with the BOP 48 and 62 using this layout, I will add white pin stripping to accent the simulated cockpit.  This will be my fall construction project and fun to build.  Looking at the printed out template patterns, this is one big glider kite.  Grin

Update:  After sleeping on it, increased the wing span to 96 inches (a full 8 feet) as indicated above.  I like even numbers and have room at the tips for the extra distance.  Cheesy

Later,

Doug

 83 
 on: September 09, 2014, 01:36 PM 
Started by Daedalus - Last post by Boats13
I would worry more about the fittings being brittle. However, I bet Beetle noses would swap right in...

 84 
 on: September 09, 2014, 01:28 PM 
Started by thief - Last post by Hadge
Not usually my kind of thing but that was excellent! though there were places where I wasn't sure if I was watching kite flying or 'Strictly come Dancing!!' 

 85 
 on: September 09, 2014, 10:39 AM 
Started by thief - Last post by Flying Fish
Where is the 'like this A LOT' button when you need it?

 86 
 on: September 09, 2014, 10:11 AM 
Started by thief - Last post by thief
And totally worth watching all of it!!!
"Wildwood Then and Now" Alive Archives Stunt kite Competition Roots (External Embedding Disabled)

 87 
 on: September 09, 2014, 06:51 AM 
Started by Daedalus - Last post by kiteking
if you are still looking for rainbows, I still have some new in the tubes


also have a 12 stack of original Peter Powell's only flown once

and some Trilby's


 88 
 on: September 09, 2014, 03:38 AM 
Started by whitebirdlover - Last post by REVflyer
Mid-Atlantic states are also widely known as "indoor conditions with an unlimited ceiling" about five months of the year. 

The two schools of thought are go LONG and find some wind up there eventually, or stay SHORT and flail around in a circle.  In either case, you need frequent breaks in the action for liquids, shade and resting.

Saturday it was close to 100% humidity and around 95 degrees, but a bunch of old guys still managed a great show at the Maritime Museum on Solomon's Island.  Just have something in the air, an SLK or glider, Revs, a dualie, even kids running around with their Frustrationless Flier kites.  No bol racing or candy drops, no formation flying, but you can help new people with the their stuff, give an occasional lesson and chase folks outside the safety boundaries.  That's hours of entertainment and you aren't running a marathon's worth of energy out either!

 89 
 on: September 09, 2014, 02:52 AM 
Started by coogee - Last post by coogee
Well, I am looking for some maroon coloured ripstop either 0.75 or 1.5 will do. It is for a gig in Qatar where we need to have kites in the colours of the national flag, that is maroon and white. Any leads would be appreciated as it is proving hard to source in Australia.
thanks Mike

 90 
 on: September 08, 2014, 08:15 PM 
Started by Daedalus - Last post by Daedalus
I have one like new from 1990.  The standoffs are 5 5/8 inches from the end of the end cap to the inner portion of the nock.

Doug

Hello,

Many thanks!  It's off to the workshop for me Grin


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