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Author Topic: Historical Video : Gunners's training - Target Kite  (Read 1719 times)
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« on: April 01, 2009, 05:19 PM »

 I found this video produced by the Bureau of Aeronautics of the American Army in 1945.
 I don't know when the first controlable kites were developed, but I thought this was pretty neat.

 http://www.carnetdevol.org/target/va-video.htm

 Video is centered about 1/3 of the way down the page.
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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2009, 05:42 PM »

very cool thanx KO
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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2009, 06:09 PM »

Direct link: http://www.carnetdevol.org/target/video-target-kite.avi

Very cool.
Interesting control system, I had considered trying something like that, never did as I figure it would have some negative affects on tricking  Undecided
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2009, 01:02 PM »

Thanks, being a bit of a history buff that video went right into my Target Kite directory along with the manual and all the other info I've gathered.

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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2009, 11:48 AM »

Very cool video. It looks like you had to use a lot of hips.
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« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2009, 04:02 PM »

There is a Target Kite, reel and all, at the World Kite Museum in Long Beach, Washington.

http://www.kitefestival.com/exhibits.html#_03
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« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2009, 07:18 PM »

i love the voice over.  it just has a very nostalgic feel of the 1920s-1930s. 
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« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2009, 11:17 AM »

  Here's a few more for those interested in Kite history

 
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