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Author Topic: Martin Lester's new Hypar or "Cheshire Cat"  (Read 2801 times)
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« on: October 21, 2010, 12:22 PM »

Saw these flying at Seaside last week.  Just wonderful in the air. Saw them, flew them, bought two of them.  He is doing it in 1.5m and 3.0m. Any color you want as long as it is in white.  (although a black or red may be in the works.)  Very unique looking and great in groups.  They would bend back more in the heavier winds and spill air.  Will try to post some better pictures soon. And.......
A picture of the 15 footer from David Gomberg site.

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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2010, 12:30 PM »

Yep -- neat kite.

Martin left the rest with us. Waiting to hear prices.

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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2010, 12:46 PM »

Great to hear it David !
  I played all Saturday morning with mine.  You can add a second line attached to the top bridle loop and slowly or quickly decrease the angle of attack and slowly hover it down or quickly make it flip forward and then pull on the main flying line to do a quick snap back to a climb. Great fun flying with 2 lines with even more possibilitys.  Cool

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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2010, 05:05 PM »

The beach prices were:
small 70$
medium 140$
large unpriced because he was not completely happy with it yet....

I got a couple as well...and when i opened one at home there was a bad spot where the leading edge stitching missed the sail...argh........

very cool..
quite Yakko wing like....

soon they will be stackable!
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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2010, 07:41 PM »


quite Yakko wing like....


err, no.  Try "Pecukan"

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Ooh, that sounded a bit condescending - not meant to.  Sorry  Sad
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« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2010, 04:21 AM »


quite Yakko wing like....


oo..new word for me....never seen that word before....

okay...so...to the uneducated it looks like a yakko wing from a distance...but the wingtips close together like the pecukan not like how the yakko wingtips are open....
learned my one new thing for the day so early! wonder how the rest of my day will go......


err, no.  Try "Pecukan"
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« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2010, 07:14 AM »

Derivative of a Vietnamese Flute Kite....


A Pecukan Indonesia kite
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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2010, 08:54 AM »

Read this, someplace:

QUOTE: The Pecukan requires the most skill to fly, as its unstable form often tumbles towards the ground. Red, white and black are traditional colours used in the kite's designs.

Did Martin get this worked out of his kites?
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« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2010, 03:42 PM »

Read this, someplace:

QUOTE: The Pecukan requires the most skill to fly, as its unstable form often tumbles towards the ground. Red, white and black are traditional colours used in the kite's designs.

Did Martin get this worked out of his kites?

I don't know why the original poster would have made such a statement. Pecukan and Dieu Sao (very similar kite from Vietnam) are both very stable kites.
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« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2010, 06:54 PM »

Martin's is very stable.  Flew both Friday. The 10 footers. Great stable flyers.  Going to have to get the 15 footer!  Grin

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« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2010, 05:32 PM »

US Kite store selling these?
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« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2010, 06:49 PM »

US Kite store selling these?

Gomberg Kites I believe - See Dave's post above
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« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2010, 05:52 AM »

US Kite store selling these?
yep
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