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Author Topic: Finished my kite project! Updated with video  (Read 2289 times)
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« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2012, 07:32 AM »

Miniature Kite


The fact that once again you thought out the whole darn package is outstanding John....
words cannot express my thoughts completely on it....
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« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2012, 08:24 AM »

Wow, that is simply stunning.
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« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2012, 09:20 AM »

"Everything is going to be okay."

Love it.
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« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2012, 09:39 AM »

"Everything is going to be okay."

Love it.

That's supposed to be kind of half funny, half serious.  No matter how bad whatever I'm talking about with the doctor, we always joke around and act like, "Everything is going to be okay!" What could possibly go wrong?!  Cheesy I know that sounds morbid and inappropriate, but it works for me.
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« Reply #19 on: July 02, 2012, 10:18 AM »

Very sweet John!
Totally amazing.
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« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2012, 10:26 AM »

Incredible work John!

I am always impressed with people that can create such wonderful objects.

I'm a programmer - I create stuff all the time, but you can't touch (or often even see) any of it.  Most impressive! 

Thanks for sharing your creation.

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« Reply #21 on: July 03, 2012, 04:58 PM »

Relishing the moment ...I can only offer my deepest feelings.  Never take your skills for granted.  I envy your ability and craftsmanship.  It only takes a second to ask "... What else have you created?...".  They thought process,patients and skill to put it all together...  Huh  Huh.

Impressed  Lips sealed
 
John thank you for sharing.  It is something not many will ever see  Huh  or understand.
One can only look to you with Respect... There are those of us who just fly and others like yourself that fly and create... Respect you just got to respect..
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« Reply #22 on: July 03, 2012, 07:57 PM »

Again, thank you. I didn't know you guys would like it THAT much.  Cheesy I find ridiculous projects like these really funny.


 I haven't heard of another group of people that are as kind as kiters. Name one kiter that wouldn't give you the shirt off his back?  Dodd counts even though he doesn't wear shirts.



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« Reply #23 on: July 04, 2012, 01:49 PM »

Have a math problem I'm sure some of you would find easy

I know my kite weighs 58 milligrams
I know it has 7.5 square inches of frontal surface area.

What is the wing loading in pounds per square feet?
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« Reply #24 on: July 04, 2012, 05:34 PM »

.002455 lb/sqft

assuming about 1 sqm sail area for a normal sized sport kite

the final weight would be

.43 ounces

Hope I got the math right.  Smiley

From memory:
28.35 gms/ounce
16 ounces/lb
about 11 sqft = 1 sqm (probably a bit high there)
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« Reply #25 on: July 04, 2012, 06:25 PM »

.002455 lb/sqft

assuming about 1 sqm sail area for a normal sized sport kite

the final weight would be

.43 ounces

Hope I got the math right.  Smiley

From memory:
28.35 gms/ounce
16 ounces/lb
about 11 sqft = 1 sqm (probably a bit high there)


Thanks John. Reed was asking what the wing loading is and I told him I'd try to find out. I just texted Mark your answer so now your reputation is on the line.  Cheesy
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« Reply #26 on: July 04, 2012, 10:26 PM »

The kite is one thing, that box, wow....  Well done JW
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« Reply #27 on: July 05, 2012, 08:28 AM »

The kite is a beauty, but that gift box is simply spectacular. You must have a lot of tools at your disposal to create such a high quality piece. I guess your doctor was astonished upon receiving this gift.
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« Reply #28 on: July 05, 2012, 09:10 AM »

The kite is a beauty, but that gift box is simply spectacular. You must have a lot of tools at your disposal to create such a high quality piece. I guess your doctor was astonished upon receiving this gift.

I have full run of a highly equipped machine shop. I wish more people had access to what I do so they could make their own goofy projects. Machining is still too expensive for most people to get into. The costs are coming down though and a lot of people have some pretty decent equipment in the garages. The biggest problem with hobby/home machining is that the machines they have are almost always light weight, under powered and small. You'll see nothing of the sort in a professional shop because it's almost a joke to expect quality work out of machines like that. Rule number one in machining is rigidity.

The kite was actually a lot harder for me than the box.

My doctor hasn't received the gift yet. Hopefully on the 24th I'll deliver it. Something I've learned by doing this project is that very few people have an appreciation for truly slow flight. Kiters like us find it amazing, but normal folk are like, oh yeah..... neat....  Roll Eyes Hopefully the doc will appreciate what it takes to make an object fly slowly.

Thanks!
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« Reply #29 on: July 11, 2012, 09:16 AM »

 Huh
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