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Author Topic: Bobby Stanfield custom Celestial Navigator  (Read 1162 times)
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Charles G
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« on: May 22, 2018, 05:39 PM »

This weekend I had a chance to fly the custom, scaled down Celestial Navigator I recently bought from 2nd Wind. Assembly was typical for a Stanfield kite, no instructions, so I just started putting the framing into the kite where it looked like it should go. With its smaller size, I was able to remove the tail section and put the two assemblies in the back seat of my truck to save time at the field.

After adjusting the bridle, I used a long line launch to get the kite into cleaner wind. It flew nicely in bumpy 10 mph wind. The kite would probably do very well in 8 mph beach winds, and fly in winds up to 20 mph, but I would bring it down with anything over 15.

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« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2018, 07:45 PM »

Very nice looking. Looks even purdier than the earlier pics -- it was meant to be in the air!

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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2018, 07:18 PM »

Thanks for sharing! I agree that it is even more impressive in the air!
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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2018, 12:31 AM »

Wow, she's beautiful!
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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2018, 04:02 PM »

That's gorgeous!

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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2018, 05:45 PM »

Thanks for the comments. Seeing it in the air made the time spent on assembly worth it.
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