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« on: June 17, 2009, 11:10 AM »

A while back I bought a number of old Dart type kites from someone, and I think all the info I had on them was on the Old Forum.

Can anyone tell me anything about this little guy?

It's a 6' wingspan and has a Skyshark 3P frame. Only one of the original tube fittings was dead. Well sewn nylon sail with Chicago Fire Kite Company tag.

I fixed it up and flew it past sunset last night. Very light & stiff frame. Noisy when the wind picked up. A hoot to fly. Seems an odd size though.



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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2009, 03:26 PM »

Suggest you write to skb™. He is the one who gave me my limited information on this Fire Dart.
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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2009, 03:39 PM »

Can anyone tell me anything about this little guy?

That's a Firefly.  They were even more fun in a 3(or 6) stack.
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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2009, 03:59 PM »

Okay...

Ken, which is which?
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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2009, 04:22 PM »

Zeke,  yes the one with the orange spars! Did I get these from you?

So many kites, so few brain cells...


Thanks kmac. It would indeed be an awesome stacker.
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« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2009, 12:03 PM »

Anyone know when Action Kites ended and what John Perusse (sp?) did or is doing?

I'm not sure of AK ownership history but I believe he was the owner in early '90's.

I've always though the fire dart was one of the classic graphics and dimly remember flying one and liking it.
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« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2009, 12:20 PM »

Anyone know when Action Kites ended and what John Perusse (sp?) did or is doing?

I'm not sure of AK ownership history but I believe he was the owner in early '90's.

I've always though the fire dart was one of the classic graphics and dimly remember flying one and liking it.

Action Kites was co owned by Randy Tom, If I remember right, he and John had a falling out back in the late 80's or early 90's. Randy did most of the desinging for Action Kites and desinged all of the Dart series that we flew when flying for his Elite flight Team.

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« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2009, 10:13 PM »

Randy did most of the desinging for Action Kites and desinged all of the Dart series that we flew when flying for his Elite flight Team.

The Chicago Fire seem to think that the Fire Dart was designed by Frank Fieseler. And they should know after all.

As with many things Olde Schoole, let us look to the SKQ archives for the Firefly was reviewed in V3.4, page 50 and the Fire Dart in V1.2, page 40.

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« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2009, 03:50 PM »

dart stack
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« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2009, 04:05 PM »

yes, Allen, you got them from me....I think the orange spars were wrapped aluminum...


I'll get that one in the air soon.  Smiley
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