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Author Topic: Mini Kites ... where do I find these?  (Read 3583 times)
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« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2010, 07:29 PM »

The micro kites are cool....and pricey....but more pricey than needed in my book.....

a Micron from Prism would do well for you....and it flys really well...
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« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2010, 08:21 PM »

The micro kites are cool....and pricey....but more pricey than needed in my book.....

a Micron from Prism would do well for you....and it flys really well...

micron is a little too big.... but certainly about the price i expected for such things.... tho from what I am seeing they are extremely accurate and agile.... (i got some infos about where they could be had direct)

I guess I can just put together the Jazz I already have somewhere in the closet and use that for what I am trying to accomplish... tho it won't exactly fit on my desk... then again.. neither would the micron...
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« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2010, 04:05 PM »

Just for visualization?  Unless you need something "Cool" why not just buy soma poster board and a dowel to hold it in shape, a bit of hot glue and some markers if you want, a few bucks at the dollar store.
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« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2010, 10:19 PM »

Just for visualization?  Unless you need something "Cool" why not just buy soma poster board and a dowel to hold it in shape, a bit of hot glue and some markers if you want, a few bucks at the dollar store.

Or toothpicks, copy paper, and some scotch tape....throw on a little wire tied to the spine and WALA!
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« Reply #19 on: December 16, 2010, 08:58 AM »

Just for visualization?  Unless you need something "Cool" why not just buy soma poster board and a dowel to hold it in shape, a bit of hot glue and some markers if you want, a few bucks at the dollar store.

Mostly it was "hey these are cool!! and I could use them for..." other than that no real reason not to use a much cheaper and easily accessible material....

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« Reply #20 on: December 16, 2010, 09:52 AM »

If you are looking for something for visualization and you want something ready made, you might want to see if Steve can still get his hands on one of the  HQ Window Kites he used to sell.  Remember them being fairly reasonably priced.



Couldn't find it on ChicoKites, but still worth an ask.  Drop Steve an email.

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« Reply #21 on: December 16, 2010, 09:55 AM »

throw on a little wire tied to the spine and WALA!


Even the standard WALA is a bit large to be considered a mini-kite.  Roll Eyes  Cheesy

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« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2010, 03:13 PM »

That is a Micro kite from Europe (germany mayhaps?)....

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« Reply #23 on: December 20, 2010, 05:51 AM »

I have one of those.  They fly in high winds...you can control them enough to do figure eights, and you can restart them after crashing even, just like a full sized kite.  It made a brief appearance in a video once.  But you cannot, regardless of what anyone says, trick these kites.

Mine sits in my office door window sill, reminding me I need to fly more.

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