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Author Topic: Anyone know what kite this is?  (Read 3044 times)
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« on: September 09, 2010, 05:28 PM »

Dear all,

I'm new to this forum, and I could really use your knowledge on what type of kite this is. I came across it on's website (which is now down), dated Nieuwport 2009, and its construction baffled me so much that I saved it to my hard disk, to gawk at it at random intervals. My first thoughts went to a Marconi, or some sort of variant, but it doesn't really fit. It reminded me of the 61/49 too, but then again, that one also reminded me of the Marconi...

Thanks for any responses,


P.S. I do hope I'm posting this in the right section.
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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2010, 05:42 PM »

it is a synergy derived design iiirc.
a couple more shots...

as you might notice I asked aerosol about it last year but i never got a reply about it....

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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2010, 05:17 AM »

Thanks for the reply! Synergy makes sense, I've built a tetrafoil, but with all these curved lines, it's impossible to make out what the sail is actually doing, and where the spars are in that back-sail.

It's very cool though, my next project will have lines too :p
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« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2010, 03:43 PM »

we were in newport in rhode islsnd in09 flying a kite very similsr it was made by hq  i cant think of the name made by same guy who made the bow kite  name began with an s i think  nope it was hoffman xelon 2   maybe if thats what you mean

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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2010, 12:11 AM »

Very cool kite, I can't help with the kite or the maker though. Synergy usually doesn't let the spars touch the sail though do they? Although I could see that kite coming from their shop, it's in line with their designs. If I were to make a second guess it would be from Windfire Designs. Past that I'd guess it's a homebuilt from a pretty skilled artist.

I definitely see inspiration from the Marconi/Platz and from the Carsten Canard in the kite.

I wonder if it needs the tail or it was done for looks. It's begging for black & white barber pole spinning tube(s) IMO if it needs the tail.

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