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Author Topic: Info needed on Skydog "Thunderstruck"  (Read 1242 times)
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« on: September 20, 2012, 07:04 AM »

Okay so a week and a half ago I won what I was assuming was a skydog little wing on "the bay". Well they guy finally shipped it out and I got it today. Well to my surprise(good surprise) it has a 68 inch wingspan. Looks like I have an older version of the thunder struck, since most of the newer sites were listing that kite with a 58 inch wingspan and not a 68. Kite looks really nice, has the 4 point fully adjustable bridle, looks like about a 6mm hollow tube(fiberglass) frame with about 7 inch long stand offs. From looking at it, it looks like Dodd designed kite but can't be sure. Any info would be great(wind range, trick ability that sort of thing, proper size lines). I can post pics later if it would help
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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2012, 07:34 AM »

you can find Dodd here on the forum and send him a pm or email about it.....he will know...
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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2012, 06:11 PM »

Post up a pic of the kite.  There were a few Dodd kites similar to the thunderstruck over the years.  IMO all of Dodds kites except for the small beginner wings are good trickers (with some limits depending on kite model) and usually meet the 4-15 for tricks and up to 25 for flyability.
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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2012, 06:19 PM »

you can find Dodd here on the forum and send him a pm or email about it.....he will know...


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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2012, 06:44 AM »

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I found this link that has a small pic of the kite, My camera and computer aren't getting along right now for some reason so I can't upload a pic. I flew the kite yesterday and it did good considering the winds were gusting right at if not over 20 a few times. Pulled surprisingly hard for a kite of it's size in a strong wind, glad I put my #150 line set on it. I added some pennies to the tail and one on each wing tip just messing around and it acted like it wanted to trick but the wind was just plain too strong, I did get it to stall, which I had to almost sprint to keep it in the stall. It does have a hollow fiber glass frame, may be wrong place to ask, but has anyone had any luck replacing fiberglass frame kites with carbon spars? If so are the results worth the money and time?

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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2012, 07:01 AM »

Country, if you cn make it, bring it to the IKE retreat at Indiana dune next weekend (Sep 29th-30th). Would love to see it. (And maybe fly it)  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2012, 08:15 PM »

If I can find someone to cover for me at work I'm defiantly there! Wish these 30 mph winds would die down just a little bit so I can get in some more practice time with it lol
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