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« on: April 14, 2010, 12:29 AM »

I've been puttzin' around with my new Plutz today. What a great little kite, very floaty and turns easy in no wind, but is also very stable. The glide is decent and the stalls are gentle.  I was really surprised when the wind picked up a little, it has a light pull and it's so stable you can stake it if you want to and it will stay put. It looks like a fragile kite but doesn't act like one. I wasn't thrilled with the silicone tubing connectors or rubber band mounted weight, but it works. It has 2 very skinny wing tip whiskers that you have to be careful with so they don't get lost, store them as per instruction sheet. It's kinda like a 61/49 but I think it's more predictable. All in all a fun kite:) 
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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2010, 02:52 AM »

Hi
   Did you buy this kite or build it. If you built it can you direct me to the plans.
  Thanks Mike
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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2010, 08:12 AM »

Got mine the other day.  (contact thief here) A super sweet flyer.  Been windy lately (10 to 20 mph) and have only flown in very late evening but super pleased with it.  I do want a bigger one though.  Ceewan in a email says he is workin on a 1 1/2 size version.  Going to have to have one.   Very happy with it  Smiley Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2010, 01:22 PM »

Like Stringfly says, Thief is the man to see. A bigger one would be great.
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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2010, 02:10 PM »

Mine should arrive tomorrow  Huh

But as that's too long for inquiring minds to wait, could someone measure the breakdown/travel size for the Plutz?

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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2010, 02:40 PM »

~39"

bigger size is in the making....no more details yet except it will be strictly for ZERO ZERO ZERO wind....
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« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2010, 03:50 PM »

Cool!:)
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« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2010, 04:02 PM »

The Plutz is 39.5 inches long rolled up, maybe 1 inch wide. the sleeve it came with is much wider than it needs to be.
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« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2010, 06:53 AM »

I would like a Plutz that was twice the size  Tongue....it would be like a 79 inches span.   Hummm....may have to play with that Grin
 
thief,  Zero, Zero,Zero wind uh........ guess that means it will fly in a vacuum.   Wink

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« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2010, 02:33 PM »

The Plutz is a sweet little kite for low to no winds. And it held it's own in the 5 mph gusts we had last weekend - just planted itself and waited for the insanity to pass. This kite will be fun to play with in small yards and parks where you can't buy wind. I think a larger version would be dynamite. Thief, you're feeding my addiction!
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« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2010, 02:40 PM »

btw: the weight is there to help glide...feel free to pop it off and see if you like it....

the best adjustment is the standoff to the canards....slide it up and down the spine should adjust the canards angle and the rate of climbing.....

because there is no keel it can flat spin quite well when asked to!
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« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2010, 02:42 PM »

Thief, you're feeding my addiction!

 Cheesy  Cheesy  Cheesy  Cheesy  Cheesy  Cheesy  Cheesy  Cheesy  Cheesy  Cheesy

Huh You just figured out his insidious plan?  Huh 

The only way it could get worse is if he was local to you.  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2010, 03:01 PM »

worse?HuhHuh
worse?Huh?

Whatcha talkin bout Willis
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« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2010, 06:42 PM »

The only way it could get worse is if he was local to you.  Roll Eyes

Rob sent it, I got it. And he got it from halfway around the world. There are very few places on this planet that that can't happen. That's local enough for me.  Wink

I used to have money; now I have kites. Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2010, 05:55 PM »

Finally a fairly calm evening.  Plutz flying.  Like tonycarl said... very nice flyer/glider....FGer.  Very impressed and pleased. Grin Grin

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