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« on: April 25, 2009, 05:44 PM »

Part of the Brian Todd Legacy Collection.
Joel Scholtz Sky Delights Triangulation.
Yeah, it's so pretty it makes your eyes hurt.




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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2009, 07:25 PM »

A beauty indeed.
You have a treasure trove for sure.
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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2009, 10:17 PM »

Wow, I thought he sold that one a few years ago. Must have been a GFAK version.

I'll never forget the first time I saw that kite. WSIKF '99 
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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2009, 07:42 AM »

Wow! That sure is a stunning kite.  Tongue  I'll bet the pics don't do it justice either.
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« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2009, 10:29 AM »

I was going to come by yesterday to see if you needed any help flying that  Wink

But stopped by the folks on the way and ended up helping them get the house ready for summer. Hopefully I built up a little good kite karma for next time  Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2009, 09:12 AM »

my old shop sold one of those from Joel....amazingly beautiful kite....
my only issue was: It has a habit of overflying you in 2 digits of wind.... then it can do a fantastic death spiral!!!!!
but an amazing kite!!!!
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« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2009, 10:55 AM »

That's purdy, I wanted one of those for years but no luck finding one.  Cry

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« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2009, 02:42 PM »

I hung a couple of tube tails off of the wing tips. This changed the fight angle quite a bit, with the additional drag it does not over fly. I haven't had this kite up in anything over 15mph.
Mine is a GoFly model...don't know if thats makes a difference.
BTW it pulls like a truck.
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« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2009, 03:10 PM »

I've now flown both the Go Fly and the Sky Delights version.  Similar.  Don't think the Sky Delights pulls quite as much as the Go Fly, but still substantial.  And yes ... it does tend to over fly. 
Good tip on the tails George.  Was thinking about that but getting the right colors will be tough.
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« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2009, 03:18 PM »

Black goes with everything. Just a thought.
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« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2009, 04:08 PM »

hmm ... black fuzzy tails might just work.
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« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2009, 04:25 PM »

Rainbow is the new Black Wink
http://community.webshots.com/album/571519056ZosWJP
Not a very good pic, but it shows the drag on take off.
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« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2009, 01:27 AM »

I just picked up one of these big Triangulation puppies.  What size tube tails are you using and where might I find a pair?  Also, what weight line do you use?  Nothing under 200 lb was the suggestion to me.

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« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2009, 09:41 AM »

I believe the tails are 24'. I couldn't tell you the brand though. I purchaced them from Steve a while back, and I'm sure he could help you locate some.

I use 500# and it seems to work fine, but man the line sure sings when the wind gets up to mid teens.
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« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2009, 10:39 AM »

I believe the tails are 24'. I couldn't tell you the brand though.

Most likely,
If they are 20', GKPI.
If they are 24', Premier.

It scares the bejeezus out of me  Huh that that thought was so near the top of the brain matter.... truly.

As per usual, I blame Rob.  Sad

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