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Author Topic: ocean shores kite fest DRAGON  (Read 4519 times)
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« on: June 07, 2009, 10:54 AM »

we saw this up with the octopi..  pretty cool kite!
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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2009, 11:40 AM »

Wow!
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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2009, 12:28 PM »

Neat!

How big?
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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2009, 02:40 PM »

Very cool, Debbie!!
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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2009, 04:22 PM »

Rolf Zimmerman's dragon....there are three....BIG...1400 pieces in each one.......he also made the lobster/flying bear/sea horses/sea stars as well........
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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2009, 06:23 PM »

thanks  for that info..  I talked to Susan Gomberg about it and she told me who made it bu i couldn't remember.. it's really a stunning kite.. 
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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2009, 06:21 AM »

Yep -- made by Rolf Zimmerman. I believe this design was the German National Champion twop years ago.

Now owned by Dale Ray of Olympia Washington. Definitely a show-stopper!

Dale asked us to bring the kite back for him from France.

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« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2009, 12:20 PM »

Hey Dave,

How does it fly....looks like a lot of different levels and inlets need to fill for it to fly correctly.

Do you have any other pics?

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« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2009, 07:00 AM »

Not a lot of photos, Patrick.

The lift is generated in the wings. The head is attached to a lifter line and tends to wander -- which makes the dragon look like he is searching the ground below. And the body is stabilized by a large drogue.

Not a large bulky kite. Very delicate. Nice piece!!

David

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