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Author Topic: New Cellular: Andromeda Px9  (Read 4393 times)
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« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2009, 06:52 PM »

I can't imagine how many nights you stayed up thinking how to build that thing let alone building it. What an effort Smiley
As good as it gets Cool
Love the name too Wink
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« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2009, 07:15 PM »

Looks great .  I love it.
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« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2009, 02:26 AM »

I can't imagine how many nights you stayed up thinking how to build that thing let alone building it. What an effort Smiley


Actually, the "how" is a big chunk of the fun part for me.  A wise and talented kite builder once told me that it's a blend of art and engineering.  Frankly, I'm far better at the engineering half of the equation than the artistic (I'm an engineer by degree/trade/occupation)

Believe it or not, this one is fairly straightforward from a nuts/bolts/bones standpoint.  It was just a lot of details.

As good as it gets Cool
Love the name too Wink


Thanks.   Cool  This is the first kite I've made and actually named without soliciting input from others or naming it something obvious (like "Big red box kite"  Tongue )


I took another video yesterday evening before taking it down; I had it in the air for about 7 hours.  This was shot as the sun was setting there at the last.  Just a nice, relaxing afternoon of flying.

http://s105.photobucket.com/albums/m225/fore_check/Andromeda%20Px9/Second%20Flight%20110809/?action=view&current=MOV09683.flv
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« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2009, 10:23 AM »

congratulations, that's a very striking design!
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« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2009, 09:00 AM »

Very cool, very cool. Good job and nice work.  Grin
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« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2009, 11:29 AM »

Incredible!!! the amount of talent and patience that people have always stuns me......love it!
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« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2009, 12:36 PM »

Thanks!  The best thing about this kite:  I get to fly it!   Cheesy

Matter of fact, it's up in the air out front of my house right now.   Tongue

Here's some pics taken today:





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« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2009, 04:49 PM »

the way the light plays with the kite in the middle photo it looks a bit like stained glass. gorgeous kite.
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« Reply #23 on: November 14, 2009, 04:55 PM »

the way the light plays with the kite in the middle photo it looks a bit like stained glass. gorgeous kite.


I got another one with the light and shadows looking pretty sharp today  Cool

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« Reply #24 on: November 14, 2009, 06:22 PM »

Fantastic! She doesn't have a bad side, that's for sure. Absolutely gorgeous!  Grin Grin
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Exactly! Party on, Garth!
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« Reply #25 on: November 15, 2009, 07:45 AM »

Love this Px9.
Pely's and other celular kites were always my big fafourites in my SLK days.  Sad
The characteristics felt during your first flight seem to be baked in in this kind of kites.
whatever way you position the cells, they never pull too hard, but don't need an excessive amount of wind.
they can even be flown backwards or upside down, same characteristics. Cheesy

I even used to make them out of [kite]paper and thin wooden rods; Those were the days  hmmmmm !!
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