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Author Topic: A Really Sweet Glider (Chiroptera)  (Read 7474 times)
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« on: December 17, 2011, 04:11 PM »

We got a chance to fly the Chiroptera by Will Sturdy.
Very, very nice. Sometimes it just seemed to sit still while flying.  Huh
Truly a zero wind kite.

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The Chiroptera we actually flew on Friday night (4 photos):
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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2011, 05:49 PM »

I saw this kite at the nationals in New Jersey this year.  Very smooth.  It was one of several that Will submitted.  And would you believe is is like 17 or there abouts.  A very talented man.
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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2011, 03:31 AM »

Dare I say it's better then the manta.  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2011, 04:50 AM »

different than a Manta.....but still great!!!!!

Money wise it is in the price range of a laima but value wise it is much more.....
I still have some....priority shipping before Wednesday will get it to most places in the states by Saturday.........
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« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2011, 05:04 AM »

Very much on 'the list', but it'll have to wait for the new year  Cool
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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2011, 06:37 AM »

really nice.....maybe i get myself one..... Wink
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« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2011, 08:30 AM »

I real love mine.  It flew the other day when nothing anyone else had would.  Just hung in the sky like it was pinned.  I've got to work on my inputs to it to get it to soar, glide and turn gracefully.  Fun, fun kite.

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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2011, 10:46 AM »

Martijn i do ship overseas Wink

I have flown mine in winds up around 10mph and it has done superbly....as long as the wind is clean the wings just bow backwards and the kite forms a DEEP keel that keeps it quite stable.....
granted..it is designed for xUL wind flying.....
flat spins are easy and it is a slow glider that is easily recoverable.

a video i shot last spring:
xUL gliding kite Chiroptera



on clean low wind days i put it up around 150-200' and just let it soar!
because it is about 5' wide it has more of a presence in teh sky then you would imagine!

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« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2011, 10:46 AM »

btw: that blue/white one looks better in the sun than i had imagined it would! i do love the orange tips for low light though.....

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« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2011, 03:43 PM »

Just got to fly mine,a very TRUE SUL kite. Amazing well balanced, highly efficient flier. I had it on anywhere from 50' to 150' 30# line in very little wind: a "flags dont move at all" kind of wind. Spins gracefully, super slo-mo long glides, recoverable easily from nose down position; yup got all of that in spades plus.
Now only if it hadnt start to get colder and dark Cry
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« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2011, 02:19 PM »

btw: that blue/white one looks better in the sun than i had imagined it would! i do love the orange tips for low light though.....




hiya,

sounds great you willing to ship overseas
what will be total costs ( kite + shipping )

thanks
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« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2011, 03:06 PM »

Martijn drop me a line on email: rob@windsweptkites.com and we can work it out.
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« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2012, 10:02 AM »

Still have some left if anyone needs one for the next season!
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« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2012, 10:27 AM »

sent you an e-mail Rob...
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« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2012, 11:32 PM »

Sent a PM too.
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