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Author Topic: any video of that Karl Longbottom 6 - 81 ?  (Read 3098 times)
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« on: August 22, 2012, 05:27 PM »

huh? thief huh?
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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2012, 05:54 PM »

Literally been in my hands for about 4 hours Wink
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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2012, 06:37 PM »

looks pretty cool Wink looks really light Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2012, 06:45 PM »

Yep....float too.....catches thermals very nicely...great forward movement too.
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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2012, 06:55 PM »

Ya know, I was just looking at that on Karl's site the other day.   Wink
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« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2012, 08:15 PM »

me too, thats why i knew what it was  Cool
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« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2012, 08:01 AM »

ah...but do you know what the name refers to? Tongue
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« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2012, 08:27 AM »

The wind range?

jk. I know it's an indoor. I'll bet you'll tell us, Rob. C'mon, c'mon...  Wink   Cheesy

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« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2012, 08:54 AM »

yep...got yours...get mine? Smiley

video to be taken in a little bit...

this one has more framing than the pterodactyl so i would put the higher end of the range around 5-6 for active flying....you could stack these as wild children on a branching line for even higher winds (karl and sara do a branching line for the small pterodactyls in 10mph and they are zipping all over the place)...
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« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2012, 10:35 AM »

first look....
looks like i am in the savannah of Gloucester Mass......

first flight of the Longbottom 6-81


neat things....the spine only comes down about 2/3rds of the kite...and so the bottom ends of the wing rods cross over each other and push out the bottom points...so..with the spine not there with tension a valley is formed between these two rod ends...and that gets the kite to track on a rail!

very floaty....i am going to add a small swivel to the pigtail on mine....all forward movement is great....
it was flying comfortably in no winds and handled the 2-3mph gusts i was getting too.....
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« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2012, 11:03 AM »

hmm...video issue....
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« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2012, 11:04 AM »

Longbottom 6-81
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« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2012, 03:39 PM »

Longbottom 6-81 detail shots

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« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2012, 04:20 PM »

thanks thief, is it suppose to be a glider or a just slk  or maybe a combo?
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« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2012, 04:29 PM »

it is an active single line.....like the pterodactyl, but with better flight (where as the pterodactyls have more personality!)
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