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« on: February 05, 2018, 01:52 PM »

Hello All,

I am new to the forum and sort of new to kites. I have a question that might need some out of the box thinking or might be impossible to answer but here goes...
I spend 3 weeks a year at a NC beach with family. This year my brother in law will be getting married on the beach. I want to make a kite that says Bill and Sara 2018 to fly during the ceremony- That's the easy part.
Here is the hard part -I would like to release a tail after the ceremony that says Just Married. Is there any way to get a tail to deploy after the kite is already in the air?

Many thanks I look forward to hearing what you all might have for suggestions.
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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2018, 04:12 PM »

Ooh release is the easier part!
Check out fishing downrigger releases. You can get manual ones as well as servo driven ones.

I use a manual one for my parachuting bear. Just a quick jerk on the line and he is released. So most likely for your need you could roll the tail up and have it attached to the line and then release attached to the roll. So then a jerk on the line would allow the tail to unroll and float open

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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2018, 10:54 AM »

One thing you should consider is that the wind doesn't always cooperate. Have an alternate plan in place.
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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2018, 11:17 AM »

makatakam is right, just keep a weather balloon and helium tank on hand (seriously, that is also simple and you can hang the tails on it too)
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2018, 06:48 PM »

Thank you so much!
I will give it a try and let you know how it goes.
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