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Author Topic: Christmas List: Trilobite by Ma Qinghua? Anybody have one?  (Read 6026 times)
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« on: Yesterday at 09:10 AM »

Hi, kiteflyers,  I've been making up my Christmas list.  I have been fascinated by the kite designer Maqinghua from Weifang and love his newest kites, especially the Trilobite, and it's on my list.

I am wondering what size Trilobite a (not too strong) woman could handle more or less by herself.  Anybody have an idea on that?

If you are not familiar with Ma Qinghua's kite, here's a link to one of Jim Nicholl's videos showing his 'swarm' of them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RR4vF-tXL3Y )  There is even a facebook page devoted to 'Trilobite Owners' at https://www.facebook.com/groups/985253878219783/  They look like a Lot of Fun and great flyers too.

And here's Ma Qinghua's jellyfish that I love too:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6xy-yE1CRk&t=1s  Isn't it graceful?

Christmas Cheer to all!  Judy

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« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 08:12 PM »

I own one. I believe it is the small(?), 7M version. It has enough pull to hang an 8FT dog or a 14FT windsock easily(14-18 MPH wind). I think it would be an easy kite to launch or take town for one adult sized person. I have had no issues walking the kite down by myself, but I have not flown it in wind higher than 20-24ish gusts. Lowest wind I have flown it in was 6-8ish.

It is solid in the sky. I wish it flew at a higher angle. It's easy to launch.

Would I buy it again? Yes, I wouldn't mind having more than one. I think the next size larger would be as easy to fly as the small. The huge one might be an handful for a single person, or maybe not...

Depending on how much room Santa has in his ride, there are the frog and Ladybug.
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« Reply #2 on: Today at 04:18 AM »

It has enough pull to hang an 8FT dog

I'm not sure it's right to attach dogs to kite lines!!!  Huh

 Cheesy

I do like the look of that Jellyfish kite though!
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« Reply #3 on: Today at 08:21 AM »

Have to say that I've never been a fan of the look of the trilobite...it's not bad...just...weird.

But I do like that Jelly fish, very neat looking.  Can certainly see adding one to my collection down the road.  Now if only I didn't just have to replace both furnaces in my house... Cry

Steve
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