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Author Topic: Bell's new kite Aerobe (designed by Albert Chen)  (Read 19499 times)
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« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2009, 01:06 PM »

Saw that and the offer in Taiwan ... so that is where my $100 estimate came from.  Must say I am pleasantly surprised with the pricing.

Got a bit more info posted HERE.

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« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2009, 03:22 PM »

I can already say "I'm going to hate to wait till the end of August"
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« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2009, 04:44 PM »



Some photos
http://www.flickr.com/photos/flyingbox/sets/72157620813836580/show/

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« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2009, 06:09 AM »

Sweet home video from TAIWAN
Dennis's family time

Aerobe kids



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« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2009, 08:54 AM »

Is the music a remake of "Flying Purple People Eater"?
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« Reply #20 on: July 28, 2009, 07:04 PM »


 Just so we round out the colors.............Pm sent on a blue one, Steve Wink
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« Reply #21 on: September 02, 2009, 10:01 AM »

Aerobe in green island

Aerobe in green island

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watching this video again  (Aerobe in Green island Bell posted it on the first page of this thread) and i amazed at HOW STABLE the thing is on the back of the boat whipping along.......astonishing...cannot wait to get mine to play with!!!!!
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« Reply #22 on: September 03, 2009, 12:55 AM »

Did you realize that most of the videos are slow motion? Especially the indoor video gives wrong impressions IMHO.

I ask myself if the Aerobe has the same indoor / low wind performance as a Skate from Focus Kites or the Horvath designs (Zero 1.1; Urban Ninja, Hybrid).

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« Reply #23 on: September 03, 2009, 03:44 AM »

yes...same genre of kites....but the Aerobe is able to take more winds outdoors than those other kites (see the above video).....
it will not glide as well as a skate....or look as impressive as a 61/49....or ____________ like a Urban ninja (fill in your blank since i have not flown one)......or be as durable as a Bird'x......but...at this price it is a good kite with lots of abilities.....
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« Reply #24 on: September 16, 2009, 09:24 AM »

Nice kite. I like the shape.

For those who bought one, did you got to fly it indoor ?
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« Reply #25 on: September 16, 2009, 11:25 AM »

I think the boat in the Green Island video is flying along in the same direction as the wind. There's more (tail-)wind up a bit where the kite is flying than down at deck level, where the flag is whipping pretty hard.

If the actual wind were calm and the kite flying behind a boat going that fast, the tail would be virtually horizontal, and the kite would be flying higher, almost horizontal.

(That's my story, and I'm sticking with it!)
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« Reply #26 on: September 16, 2009, 07:55 PM »

I got mine to fly indoors and took it out with the winds up fly's like a champ ...

 I'm really impressed and might end up ordering another one in a different color  Cool
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« Reply #27 on: September 17, 2009, 02:09 AM »

We got ours yesterday and gotta admit it's a pretty thing................it's a little bigger than we imagined and I bridle flew it around the living room a bit.............Raining outside, ya had to figure THAT!!

You can see how floaty it is when it gets horizontal to the deck.........gonna be a fun little toy, for sure. Wink

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« Reply #28 on: September 17, 2009, 02:32 AM »

these are a great kite. Very versatile and they fly really well. Also pretty good quality.

I have to buy another as my 5 year old doesn't get much of a turn of his kite (dad always has it!!)

Really worth purchasing !

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« Reply #29 on: September 17, 2009, 05:20 PM »

I got mine to fly indoors and took it out with the winds up fly's like a champ ...

 I'm really impressed and might end up ordering another one in a different color  Cool

Your thoughts on tuning with the prussic knot on the bridle?  Just got a chance to fly it in 0 wind with the prussic attached just the way it came. (about three inches up from the attach point)......It was different but really floaty on about 12 ft of line, and wondering if you or anyone has an opinion.

thanks,
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