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« on: July 04, 2009, 11:03 PM »

So what kites did you fly on the 4th?
I'm thinking RWB for this thread, but any kite is fine with me.

I didn't bring the camera (  Shocked ), but I did fly this beauty with a 100' x 4" RWB tube tail. Sweet kite. Photo taken from a 2008 fly in Las Vegas.


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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2009, 12:33 AM »

unfortunately the only thing i flew today was to the store for ice cream to go with apple pie.

wish i'd been there with ya john, she looks a beaut'.
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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2009, 08:46 AM »

I flew a blue fade HQ Midi re-framed with Sky Shark 2PTs and a Rev-style kite I made in 1993. I usually only fly the Rev-style kite on Canada Day, but I was so pleasantly surprised with its light wind flight compared to my Race Rodded '95 Rev I, that flew it some more.


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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2009, 10:00 AM »

I flew a blue fade HQ Midi re-framed with Sky Shark 2PTs and a Rev-style kite I made in 1993. I usually only fly the Rev-style kite on Canada Day, but I was so pleasantly surprised with its light wind flight compared to my Race Rodded '95 Rev I, that flew it some more.


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Maybe you need these to with that....

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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2009, 02:56 PM »

None of them were red, white and blue but this is what I flew on the 4th:

Fearless SUL
Mohawk XS UL
Sea Devil Light
Nirvana FX
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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2009, 10:09 PM »

... a Rev-style kite I made in 1993. I usually only fly the Rev-style kite on Canada Day, but I was so pleasantly surprised with its light wind flight compared to my Race Rodded '95 Rev I, that flew it some more.


Steve,
Would that hand-made be framed with P200's  ?

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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2009, 10:50 PM »

Fighter kites with my son, which never happens.  We're not so hot, but we did get a little line touch going.
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« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2009, 09:14 AM »

Steve,
Would that hand-made be framed with P200's  ?

It was made in '93. I based it on plans in a German book for a 2 metre sized kite called the Speed Rev. I scaled the plans up for a 109" leading edge, as I had some of those .352" x 54.5" ProSpar Comp CP-19Ls, a nice stiff and durable stick for the time. The verticals are .309" x 39.4" ProSpar Comp CP-16Ms It has a bit of camber built into it and flies a notch easier in the light stuff than my real Rev I with Race Rods.
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« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2009, 01:51 PM »

Unfortunately no photos of the kite in the air ...  It howled loudly as well ....  well not WASP loudly, but still ...

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« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2009, 03:52 PM »

great looking kite paul!! looks like the rocket in   rockets red glare the_____
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« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2009, 07:14 AM »

Manzanita, OR beach flying Zerostar, Mantis UL, and Deep Space on 4th. It was mostly a week of extremes. Four days of wind conditions for SUL from 6am to 10am and Vented Rev II from 10am to near sun down, sustained winds 25 - 30, with higher gusts. Two days, 3rd and 4th, had great flying conditions all day long.

Trip got off to a shaky start with three dog hassles in the first two hours of spotty SUL flying. First morning, 6am start flying in light and variable wind (0 mph at times). At about 6:30, with only three people and three dogs in view for over a mile in each direction, one dog tries to chomp a kite, but I reached the grounded kite first. The dog then decide my kite bag looked like a fire hydrant. Kicked sand on the dog just before it found relief. Two more dog hassles in the next two hours. The rest of the week only had a few more dog incidents, so all-in-all, it wasn't too bad. The 4th had the usual oblivious people walking between me and the kite, but wind was stable enough to fly in other areas of the wind window.

Played with a new combination for me on the Zerostar and got more consistent holding tip stab wing tip stand on packed sand. Nothing to grip the wing tip, so it had to be balanced upon landing to prevent the tip from sliding across the sand. I had been giving more pressure to the lower wing to land, but found out I had more precise control releasing pressure on the upper wing and holding the pressure constant on the lower wing to land on a wing tip.

Combination was held fade, two or three flic flacs until about 3/4 way down window, held flare until just off the beach, 540, and landing on wing tips. Noting fancy, but it was pleasing to watch the slow motion graceful movements of the Zerostar. I usually don't string tricks together like that, due to spotty winds, but the steady beach wind made it easy.
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« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2009, 03:06 PM »

Here's what we flew

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