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Author Topic: Galaxy, looking for some info on a *BIG* kite  (Read 1173 times)
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« on: December 03, 2009, 08:26 PM »

I bought this kite used, either from eBay or maybe even the "old" GWTW swap meet.  All I can remember is that the seller said it was a "Galaxy."  Anyone know who the maker is? 


It really is a BIG kite.  It measure a bit over 10 feet from tip to tip!


The real attraction to this kite is the novelty, certainly not the performance.  Although, in a good wind it can seriously pull!
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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2009, 08:59 PM »

I know nothing of it, but the kite design and the sail layout almost make me assume its a spectra sport kite from back in the day.
Nice kite though. Does it trick a little?
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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2009, 09:12 PM »

I think it was a New Tech design.  Undecided
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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2009, 09:46 PM »

New Tech it was Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2009, 08:51 AM »

Thanks all for the info.  If/when I ever repair or sell it, the maker is an extremely useful thing to know! Wink

Adx: I'm honestly not that advanced of a flier, so it may be *my* lack of talent that makes me say this, but no, it doesn't really trick.  I can axle it, but that is about all.  It just take so much time for it to rotate, that you have to walk/run a loooong way down the field to keep the lines slack.  In light winds, it is very slow to recover from a stall, so the slightest rough tug on a line will usually bring it to the ground.  In heavy winds (20mph) it will definitely start dragging you around, and who knows how hard it would pull at the top of its rated wind range, 30mph!
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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2009, 04:34 PM »

Isn't it called a "Maximum" or something close???

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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2009, 09:56 AM »

One of our friendly members here at GWTW was kind enough to send me a link to a page that had New Tech's lineup, including discontinued models.  That page included this photo, which is presumably a scan or copy from New Tech's catalog.


The Galaxy, which can only fly at 3mph if you are running backwards at 7mph! Wink
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