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Author Topic: Mini Kites ... where do I find these?  (Read 3188 times)
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« on: December 13, 2010, 07:26 PM »

a picture of a couple Benson Gems as uber miniatures...... where do I find these? anyone know? picture from aussy Kite power site

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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2010, 08:13 PM »

Sorry, that's a photoshop - the kites aren't really that size.
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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2010, 08:24 PM »

I was/am hoping these aren't actual kites but toys.... made from molded plastic etc....

it could be a photochop (spelling intentional) but I am hoping that such things really do exist.... would be a neat toy to have....
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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2010, 08:42 PM »

Ignore the noob. Check the prior posts and consider the "source".
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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2010, 10:15 PM »

still not finding them.... Sad
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« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2010, 01:57 AM »

It is a Photoshop. The kites are full size but Tim's nowhere near that big.

Is this the sort of thing you're looking for ?



Unfortunately it's via a commercial site so... no link for you.  Embarrassed

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« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2010, 02:44 AM »

Or this (41cm wing span)?



Also commercially available, but PM me for details if interested.
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« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2010, 04:01 AM »

or you could make a non-flying tiny model, like this 1:25 scale Outer Space:


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« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2010, 04:18 AM »

This was an actual flying kite that I had, not a model...



Yes, that's a Prism Micron behind it.



I don't remember where I got it, but it was a fun little thing... I sent it to a friend as a gift, I thought he'd get a kick out of it.

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« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2010, 07:10 AM »

Yes one of our old members was making mini's, he would reproduce any design you wanted for a price, which wasn't unreasonable considering the amount of work is pretty much the same as making a full size kite. That was the old forum though and I didn't save the info. He had some video's on You Tube a couple years ago but a quick search didn't find them either.
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« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2010, 08:07 AM »

Ignore the noob. Check the prior posts and consider the "source".
Oh go on then ... Mister Knowsbetter - do tell us more about these mini Benson kites.

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« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2010, 09:18 AM »

This was an actual flying kite that I had, not a model...



Yes, that's a Prism Micron behind it.



I don't remember where I got it, but it was a fun little thing... I sent it to a friend as a gift, I thought he'd get a kick out of it.

~Rob.

That is a Micro kite from Europe (germany mayhaps?)....they were being imported by Glenn Davidson in Massachusetts, but last I had heard he did not have of them...sweet kites...I am not certain how you do not create a windshadow with just your body when flying these little guys!
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« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2010, 11:26 AM »

Oh go on then ... Mister Knowsbetter - do tell us more about these mini Benson kites.
Yeah... don't know why I took offense to that post, other then the tone of the poster in prior posts. But it is incorrect.
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« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2010, 01:04 PM »

You might want to drop Glenn (davisong-at-comcast.net) an email.  His site is still listing one in stock and he is pretty good about keeping it updated.

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« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2010, 07:19 PM »

awesome!!! thanks guys......

I found glenn's site.... price is a little more than I want to pay for them .... not entirely looking for real flyable kites.... mostly looking for something realistic enough to help me with visualizing tricks and transitions etc...

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