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« on: March 06, 2009, 04:25 PM »

A place for links to sites which tell you how to make kites rather than just plans. Sewing techniques, designing etc.

I'll start with mine: http://www.iannewham.com

Some observations about designing stunt kites and a walk through my process for designing one.

Add any you've found useful...
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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2009, 09:19 AM »

Kai's Kite Site has a very nice applique tutorial:

http://kaiskitesite.synthasite.com/
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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2009, 03:33 PM »

http://www.petithomme.be/cv3/index.php?page/Accueil


Lots of build pictures
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« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2009, 04:11 PM »

Walt's Kite Theory
http://kitetheory.blogspot.com/
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« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2009, 04:31 PM »

Toms kite site
http://www.tweelijners.com/tom/tomskitesite-en/Home.html

Already in plans but lots of info on how to build



Kite Sewing 101
http://members.cox.net/maggiekite/sew/sew101.html



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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2010, 02:08 AM »

Over on Fractured Axel Mark Cotrell has given his permission for people to make and host .pdfs of his book Swept Wing Stunt Kites. Its been out of print a long time and is difficult to get hold of but it is one of the few references on stunt kite design so pretty sought after.

I've uploaded a .pdf of it to my web site in the contributed section, here's a direct link

http://www.iannewham.com/images/swept_wing_stunt_kites.pdf

Many thanks Mark   Cool

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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2010, 06:43 AM »

Many thanks, Ian

Sam
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« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2010, 12:00 PM »

Thanks Ian & Mark

That was old by the time I first saw it but I'll bet there is still some relevant information, It'll be a welcome addition to my electronic library.

How about checking with Mr Cotrell and see if he would mind sending that over to (is it?) Nilo Vélez at Kite Plan Base, he is getting a little library going of out of print books.
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« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2012, 01:05 PM »

A lot of useful info about sewing and or building kites:

http://www.kitearea51.com/forum/
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« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2012, 01:57 PM »

A lot of useful info about sewing and or building kites:

http://www.kitearea51.com/forum/


So how do you get in? I see some stats but right at top it states "This Board Has No Forums", although it also states below there are 7197 total posts in 605 topics. Clicking anything just takes you back to the same page or a login page. Even the "The Team" link just sends you in circles, so who runs the place and why so secretive?

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« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2012, 03:01 PM »

So how do you get in? I see some stats but right at top it states "This Board Has No Forums", although it also states below there are 7197 total posts in 605 topics. Clicking anything just takes you back to the same page or a login page. Even the "The Team" link just sends you in circles, so who runs the place and why so secretive?


"The Board Has No Forums" is the message you see when a the various sections are locked down from public viewing (because you are not signed in).  A more accurate message would be "None of the forum sections are available to you until you log in."

http://www.kitearea51.com/forum/ucp.php?mode=register would start the process.

It's one way to curtail forum spam, but it also tends to make the whole thing a bit off-putting for folks that like to window shop before registering.

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« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2012, 05:09 PM »

Kite Area 51 is a forum dedicated to lovers/builders of large single line kites.

No talk on dual or quad kites.

I would recommend Kitebuilder.com. In addition to plans, good help on fabric, thread, tape, etc.
 
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« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2013, 03:19 PM »

Ian,

Thanks for posting this.   If you like old school kites, the Lite Flite and the the Lite Flite Heavy were pretty awesome kites for the day.  I have them both and the Heavy is one of my all time favorite kites.  Very fast, deadly accurate, quiet, and is a real handful in good winds.  Mark made some great kites!!

Thanks again for sharing and thanks Mark for the many years of kite flying enjoyment!!

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Over on Fractured Axel Mark Cotrell has given his permission for people to make and host .pdfs of his book Swept Wing Stunt Kites. Its been out of print a long time and is difficult to get hold of but it is one of the few references on stunt kite design so pretty sought after.

I've uploaded a .pdf of it to my web site in the contributed section, here's a direct link

http://www.iannewham.com/images/swept_wing_stunt_kites.pdf

Many thanks Mark   Cool

Ian


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« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2013, 05:52 AM »

I haven't been around much in the past 4 years or so, but this thread might help some people that want to build a sport kite but haven't taken the plunge.

http://www.kitebuilder.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=6066
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« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2013, 04:11 PM »



this looks like a sweet thread... lots of innovative ideas and some secrets of nose construction and tail strap revealed/shown in detail.
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