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Author Topic: nerd bird kite copy ( with friendly Roger Maddy allowance )  (Read 859 times)
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« on: April 06, 2014, 11:18 PM »


hello ,
I m a small french builder , i just ask Roger Maddy to allow me to make a copy of his Nerd Bird kite .

What  a challenge  ! 

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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2014, 11:32 AM »

Cool!

How many lines on that one?
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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2014, 12:28 PM »

Some of Roger's kites had 12 lines....i know that there was a multi multi Nerd Bird
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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2014, 09:22 AM »


you're right thief  !   it was a 12 lines

but  i am studiing how too reduce  maybe to 4  if it is possible

at this time  i'm on the frame  and it is not easy....

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« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2014, 10:47 AM »

Fun!

Depends on how much like a "puppet kite" you'll fly it.

I think the head movement separate from the wings was a couple extra lines. Still, four for the wings and head as a "quad" kite with at least one line per foot makes six.  Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2014, 06:31 PM »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liGCx1hOmbc
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« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2014, 02:42 AM »


yes thief  ,  i know this video  and it is my basement for working !

but it's difficult to see how it is built  because the video is in low resolution.


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« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2014, 04:09 AM »


yes thief  ,  i know this video  and it is my basement for working !

but it's difficult to see how it is built  because the video is in low resolution.




Oh I guessed that you knew of it I wanted others to see it too.
Looks like this was an eight line version (maybe ten line)- sort of like flying two revs at once but right next to each other.
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