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Author Topic: Some classic Kites courtesy of Brian  (Read 9958 times)
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« Reply #45 on: June 03, 2009, 11:59 AM »


I would mind building something like that,  are the plains on the web?

Direct links to CD plans on KitePlan Base (as well as the Kitelines article)

Crossdeck Plans (abbreviated to 1 page) by Carl Crowell (English)

Crossdeck Plans by Carl Crowell (German)

Modified Crossdeck Plans by Cliff Quinn (English)

Kitelines article (4 pages with plans) on Carl Crowell's Crossdeck (English)
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Within the GWTW family (pics are clickable links):

Bob Mateo has a nice one:

Doug and his wife built one in an RAF workshop taught by Cliff Quinn

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« Reply #46 on: June 08, 2009, 11:39 PM »

One of Brian's AirMasters was sent to the Sunnyvale Old Skool Kite Hospital for replacement of fittings and general tuneup.

This '97 Wild Child UL is stunning. The sail is in great shape. The old vinyl tube fittings had decomposed. Framed in Super Skinnies it's a very light UL and has quite a different personality to the G-Force SUL framed standard I had a few years ago.

I've had a great time flying the kite at Shoreline, where I first saw Brian fly it a decade ago. I only remember seeing it once back then, but it stuck in my head because it wasn't a Utopia or TrickTail, and because I hadn't seen a custom Betancourt in all it's glory before.

Thanks for everything Brian.


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« Reply #47 on: June 09, 2009, 05:58 AM »

The link seems to be broken. The site is definitely there, but my German is noway up to exploratory navigation.   Sad

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« Reply #48 on: June 09, 2009, 06:01 AM »

Modified Crossdeck Plans by Cliff Quinn (English)

I have Cliff's plans, pics and a few pertinent comments from KiteBuilder assembled as a Word doc. If you're interested, send me a PM and I'll email it to you.

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