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« on: August 20, 2012, 09:39 AM »

I know my quality is poor. IDK why they came out so bad.

My silver fox with 3 glow sticks.


The weight of the glow sticks surprisingly made the kite fly "cooler." It seemed as if the kite would trick on its own. It had a heavy nose with the yellow stick. and it could yo-yo forewords or backwards, with no set up. just slack the lines for a back flip and it would go all the way around. or from a stall, just tug slightly, and the Fox would yo-yo forewords and sit on its back.

My camera couldn't capture the Fox in the night sky. the light from the parking lot was to strong.
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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2012, 12:08 PM »


Interesting idea. Maybe something to consiter at our local friday night flys.

How did you attact the glow sticks.

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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2012, 12:47 PM »

I just used black electrical tape. When your putting the tape on, try to hit a rod. The sail material doesn't hold the tape that well. the glow sticks that are best to use, are those sold at the dollar tree, the long skinny ones. they are the least weight. For some reason i got 2 packs of "dud's" so i had to use a 12'' heavy glow stick on the top spreader. The small skinny ones for the wing tips. Any general arrangement of the glow sticks on the kite works, as long as they are the same on both sides.
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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2012, 01:29 PM »

You can get all kinds of glow sticks at the dollar store- long ones, skinny ones, short fatter ones, etc. Packages usually have one to four in them. One package I got had a bunch of small skinny ones.. Most feel dried up, but keep cracking 'em and they will usually work. Little money spent.
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« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2012, 04:30 PM »

i had to use a 12'' heavy glow stick on the top spreader.

No wonder the kite rolled up so well  Wink 

Maybe this will be the future location of the existing tail weight  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2012, 04:32 PM »


Thanks for the dollar store tip.

Cheap enought to play around with. 
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« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2012, 04:50 PM »

i like these http://www.intothewind.com/shop/Line_and_Accessories/Kite_Lights/Nifty_Kite_Lights
i clip them to the standoffs
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« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2012, 09:55 PM »

I've seen these a couple of months ago. They look a bit bulky. But I bet thy are easier to mount, and reusable. lol
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« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2012, 12:29 AM »



Neat  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2012, 02:32 AM »

you can get flashing magnetic ones that you can fit to the sail without damage - self contained light unit on the front with magnet on the back of the sail holding it in place.

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« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2012, 08:38 AM »

These look a little smaller then the previous ones. How strong is the magnet? I could see them getting easily lost at night from falling off.
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« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2012, 09:10 AM »

Getting back to the roll up thing. How did it fly rolled up then?
Would it unroll easily?

I have wondered about adding weight to the nose in the past and it possibly being more effective than in the tail, however, it would logically seem to make the kite unstable.

Must exipiriment. :-)

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