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Author Topic: Premier Vector Powered Kites -Awsome new products!  (Read 5680 times)
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« on: October 22, 2009, 11:01 AM »

I just got off the phone with Jon trennepohl and he is at a trade show, where he is partnered up with RC flyers we met in Jamaica last year and this year, and a new Division of Premier Kites company has started, named "Premier RC Vector Powered Kites"   

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Jon is supplying the carbon and fabric to the company making these RC controlled kites that can be flown indoor or outdoor. Go to the website and you can see videos of the kites and how they work. They're pretty awsome! What's kind of wierd is that the kite's they chose to make are winged box kites, tetrahedral kites, and a couple others.

They look fun and easy to fly!
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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2009, 11:14 AM »

$450  Huh   And it doesn't look as fun as a real kite or an RC Copter.

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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2009, 01:18 PM »

interesting...too bad they are not making their kite line look as neat as those!!!!

that whole idea started off with Daniel Prentiss(-ice) putting a small motor and a couple of servos into a Shanti Cube.....VERY cool!!!!!!!!!

see if it helps Premier at all...some of those are kinda pricey!
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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2009, 07:46 PM »

This begs the question:

Is it a kite if there's no string?


By definition:

"A kite is a flying tethered aircraft that depends upon the tension of a tethering system"
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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2009, 11:48 PM »

No more a real kite than a hang-glider is a kite -- but we can all see the lineage. . .
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« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2009, 01:34 AM »

They certainly look like a very different flying experience. Expensive novelty, or do they really have something there?
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« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2009, 02:27 AM »

Those are pretty cool looking. Probably be alot of fun for zero wind conditions... But I've got to ask myself... buzzy toy or Fearless SUL? My budget doesn't have room for both... I think the FL wins every time.
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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2009, 11:27 PM »

Very cool.

I'd been planning to power up my Carsten Canard for those no wind days for a year or so, beat too it again. Oh well ... A Platz Glider was the next posibility if that had worked. Cool to see the theory's actually working even though significantly different from my thoughts, it does leave me room for my own experiments still.
 
Not technically a kite anymore but pretty cool regardless. 

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« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2009, 02:29 AM »

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That's a bit harsh with Jon being a site sponser and all.
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« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2009, 10:16 AM »

Jon provides materials to many (if not most) of the higher end kites being made today.  If Premier would like a permanent link to that site they can certainly contact us and we can work something out.
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« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2009, 09:44 AM »

Hello Kiteflyers,

As the art director for Premier Kites I feel that I can answer a fair amount of your issues.  Dear Thief, thank you for your feedback about our graphics.  This feedback would be better served if you made a comment directly to Premier. This can be done by going to the contact page on our website. Or you can find us on facbook and make all kind of comments there. As most people who know me are aware of, I am very fond of constructive feedback about our designs, which is why Premier quickly became the industry leader after my arrival, something of which I am very proud.   We will bear your feedback in mind, however, we do not put a lot of effort into our cellular kites because even our best selling box kites don't sell that well.
Allen Carter, yes, a kite is a heavier than air tethered aerodyne.  But, well, what else were we going to call the things?  I've really been bothered by the name all along but in all the months of product development I couldn't come up with something better than, RC Nylon and Carbon Rod Constructions.  Not very helpful for us in a sales area.
Also, as a kite enthusiast I was VERY skeptical about how fun these would be.  I hate to admit it, but they are very fun.  They were very well received at a local indoor kite fly.  We, the staff of Premier, have also enjoyed flying them when we were getting footage for our promotional videos.
While this is a great forum for the kite community, Premier will be happy to receive comments on our blog on the PremierRC website.  We love to be criticized because it gives us a chance to do better.
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« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2009, 08:07 AM »

Hello Kiteflyers,
...  But, well, what else were we going to call the things? 

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How about UFO
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« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2009, 08:58 AM »

Look fun.  Hope you can get the costs down.
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« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2009, 05:53 PM »



How about UFO
Been done... A superlight mylar 3D flyer...Actually, that was the IFO...
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Asfink tersez wot....

Exactly! Party on, Garth!
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« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2009, 11:19 AM »

WOW...interesting concept. As an RC pilot..who recently discovered kites, my hats off to you. Time will tell how the kite community will respond. Many RC pilots have no idea about the current state of the art of kites. I took my kite to the RC field...many pilots were grounded due to high winds. I pulled out my dual line kite..and started giving basic lessons to a few of the guy's. They were amazed. Many of the older pilot's used to fly control line planes...and picked it up fairly quickly.
Good Luck

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