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« on: October 29, 2013, 07:08 PM »

Finally I get to add a super kite to my bag.....The prototype McStar....

I have loved this design since I first saw it.....

Btw Ken has a prototype Ichiban up that needs a home too....

http://www.kenmcneill.com/prototype-sale/
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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2013, 07:25 PM »

Kmac, the man.

Sweet ride there mister.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2013, 07:55 PM »

Great score!
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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2013, 08:10 PM »

wow.
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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2013, 08:25 PM »

It looked different somehow at Antelope Island.  Angry
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« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2013, 08:33 PM »

 
It looked different somehow at Antelope Island.  Angry
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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2013, 08:35 PM »

It was only a 8.33% difference.  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2013, 02:15 AM »

Great looking kite. Love the repeating triangles with the three colours. Very very cool.
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« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2013, 04:15 AM »

Ken has an incredible eye for design. I wish I could have afforded more of his kites like this. The Ichiban is a favorite of mine but I never would have gotten the okay.
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« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2013, 03:35 PM »

i will admit that this grab did take away money from another cause....well...another wishful lust of a canoe so not really a cause (especially in my wife's eyes)..........
but i am just glad to add another of Ken's creations to my collection...
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« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2013, 06:10 AM »

                  WHATS NEXT!

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                           Tongue

                              Kiss
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« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2013, 09:55 AM »

i am just glad to add another of Ken's creations to my collection...

Most of us just have mere kite collections. Rob has a Creation Collection.  Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2013, 09:59 AM »

ha ha ha ha......you make it sound like they are crawling about the workshop........
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« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2013, 07:22 AM »

bigger than i had thought.....super simple assembly  (once the skin is not turned inside itself - which can happen easily becase the triangles all have 3 pivot points....

rain today...well at least right now...maybe i will get to test fly it later if not tomorrow...
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« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2013, 10:43 AM »


First flight in my hands.....
dreamy.......
love the geometric pattern as the light hits it and changes the icky colors slightly too......
bigger presence in the sky than i imagined....
need to figure out a way to keep the tail flattened out at the end so you can see the pattern to the end...
simple assembly..
simple (and slightly weird - not like any i had seen before) bridling.....
really neat to see how the different panels change shape with the wind movement - some end back more than others.....

i might change the panel pattern a bit..need to figure out what would look best (in my eyes)

Ken is going to have a waiting list when this one comes out.....
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