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« on: September 20, 2009, 02:51 PM »

Here's my brand new Blue Moon Kites Ichiban.



Other pictures at http://www.flickr.com/photos/dougish1954/sets/72157622419458270/
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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2009, 03:03 PM »

Nice! Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2009, 03:04 PM »

I like the colors. Nice. Cool
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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2009, 03:39 PM »


Ah ... so thats what mine will look like ... when I finally get around to launching it ...



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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2009, 06:08 PM »

Beautiful!!!  Welcome to the club, I really enjoy mine.  Haven't had the right time/winds to try the 48' tails, but sure looks good on a 5 mph breeze with the 24' tails.  What number BTW?
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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2009, 07:53 PM »

Once I figured how to assemble it Cheesy it flew like a dream.
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« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2009, 07:54 PM »

Beautiful!!!  Welcome to the club, I really enjoy mine.  Haven't had the right time/winds to try the 48' tails, but sure looks good on a 5 mph breeze with the 24' tails.  What number BTW?

Number 39
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« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2009, 08:01 PM »

Frazer, your's looks much better than his.  Wink
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« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2009, 08:05 PM »

Frazer, your's looks much better than his.  Wink

Splutter, splutter. That's because his is new and hasn't been used yet Wink
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« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2009, 08:42 AM »

Welcome to the club, Quincy. That's a kite that always elicits a grin when I'm flying it.  Wink

Haven't had the right time/winds to try the 48' tails, but sure looks good on a 5 mph breeze with the 24' tails.

I've never flown mine with anything less than the 48 foot transition tails. It doesn't take much to loft them. Now the 75 foot streamer does take a bit more wind, but it's also a totally different look, too - more in your face color vs. a more refined look of the TTs.
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« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2009, 08:58 AM »

Welcome to the club, Quincy. That's a kite that always elicits a grin when I'm flying it.  Wink

Thanks.

I've never flown mine with anything less than the 48 foot transition tails. It doesn't take much to loft them. Now the 75 foot streamer does take a bit more wind, but it's also a totally different look, too - more in your face color vs. a more refined look of the TTs.

The wind was soft yesterday and then built to about 5-7mph. At the low end, I had to play the kite. Where I was flying, the wind can be a bit shifty with trees and buildings all about. The inertia of the banner (I think) would be greater than the tails for stable flying. Of course, I could have no idea what I'm talking about. I don't currently have tails, but I do have the fabric from a workshop on transition tails, future project.
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« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2009, 07:38 PM »

wow!!! awesome color combo!
nice kite  Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2009, 06:36 AM »

wow!!! awesome color combo!
nice kite  Smiley

Thanks. I am enjoying it. Grin
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« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2009, 09:38 AM »

...The inertia of the banner (I think) would be greater than the tails for stable flying...

Yep. True. It has greater drag than TTs. That also means it takes more wind to loft it. It's a pretty stable kite, and you can probably get it above the ground turbulence without too much difficulty. Lighter winds will be less turbulent. Fly what the wind allows.
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« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2009, 12:45 PM »

That is a very pretty kite.  Smiley

Not likely that I will ever get one.... Cry

Congrats with your new Ichiban, an ornament for the sky !  Smiley
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