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Author Topic: Anyone know info about this "windvanger "kite?  (Read 1441 times)
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« on: August 14, 2010, 10:21 PM »

Good day,
I recently came across this "windvanger" kite. Picture below.
The kite and kitebag has a the label "windvanger" sewn in.
The information sheet is in 'Dutch' I believe.
The title on the sheet reads: Montage "windvanger" vlieger.
Does anyone have any info on the manufacturer, the date made, country of origin, flight details etc.
Thanks for your help in advance,
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martin.

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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2010, 11:47 PM »

I'm Dutch, so would be happy to translate the info sheet, if you want. The name 'windvanger' is definitely Dutch: means 'wind catcher'
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2010, 01:05 AM »

Good day Dromel,
Thanks for your very kind offer.
I'll try and scan the instructions at work this week and PM them to you...no need to translate all, just any relevant info that may be useful re design, flying characteristics etc, would be good!
have a great Sunday,
Cheers,
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2010, 09:39 AM »

Fine, Martin! Feel free to use my e-mail address if that's simpler: arkraa@soton.ac.uk
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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2010, 04:14 PM »

Thanks Dromel,
Email sent with kite instructions to your email address,
Cheers,
martin

Anyone else seen one of these kites???
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« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2010, 12:16 AM »

And e-mail back to you! Unfortunately, there was nothing in the instructions beyond the basics of how to put a kite together and pack it up again. No info on manufacturer, etc  Embarrassed
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« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2010, 03:25 AM »

Its either a Zest or Zest 150 from Windvanger, there are Stand & UL versions for both models. These links may help too:

http://sg.babelfish.yahoo.com/translate_url?trurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.windvanger.nl%2F&lp=nl_en&.intl=sg&fr=mcafee

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http://www.windvanger.nl/

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« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2010, 07:39 AM »

I am outraged !!!!

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« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2010, 09:04 AM »

I am outraged !!!!

Mike.
what at the fact that you are only worth 75 euros?
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« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2010, 09:14 AM »

what at the fact that you are only worth 75 euros?
But 8 of them would be 600  Wink

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« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2010, 08:08 PM »

Thanks kitenut75.
I'll send them an email to find out a little more...my kite has two stand offs on each side and may pre date a few of these??
Thanks for your help,
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« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2010, 12:55 AM »

Glad to help Martin, looking at their grainy pics it could be the Zest 150 instead.
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