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« on: January 21, 2015, 04:03 PM »

Hi all,

Who knows these Guildworks single line kites and how much were they sold new?

Thanks in advance.  Kiss

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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2015, 05:39 PM »

Yep, you have the small and large tetrafoil tapertail kites.... How big is the glider?
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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2015, 06:09 PM »

That glider looks like the mini-glider that I've got. Mine is 1-1 1/2 foot long, and cost $100+ when it was new. It also took months to get it after I ordered it, but was worth the wait. I was also able to get a Taper-tail S before the Guildworks kites went out of production. Awesome kites !
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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2015, 06:39 PM »

....Oh.. They are not out of production....you can easily get Mar(c) to make something for you.....just cost three times as much as it used to......

That is not the mini glider which has microcarbon rods as the tension lines....that is one of the bigger gliders....I am guessing the ~5' wide standard offering
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« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2015, 08:57 AM »

original Mar(c) written manuals are in here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bz8LtJ0px1M9NzgxZDAxZWYtYmUxZC00YzMxLWJkMmUtMWM0YjYyZWJjNWIy&authuser=0
The Large Tapertail was ~180-200$
The Small Tapertail was ~85-125$
The Tetrafoil S Tapertail was 250-300$ if you can find one
The Gliders started at 250$ and went up as you got more wings (there are BiPlane versions and also a TriPlane version of the standard sized one - these have extra tetrafoil wings stacked above the front wing)..
The mini gliders (all structured tension lines are solid microcarbon rods) ranged from 70-140$
The Large gliders started at 450$ and there is a low amount of them....

Tetrafoil Truss' - again, if you can find them started around 400$ and went up as you added cells....There are the indoor/Large truss which was a little more too...and then there was a XL Truss planned where 4 cells that were ~8' across each would be 1200$ it was going to be one of 4 made that were made together to be a GIANT truss (think about 30' wide!) the 4 cell pieces were offered to a couple of people, but i was unable to purchase it....
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« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2015, 10:06 AM »


My Mini-Glider, perfect size for flying in the living room !


The TertraFoil S, a good size for back yard flying !

Unfortunately, I never took any pictures of my 333, it was kind of cool, but I didn't click with it. It flew kinda like the buzz-saw of death for me !
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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2015, 11:03 AM »

jealous of that mini glider...more my color scheme than the ones i have.....i actually got a second one last year that is all white...it has a bit of trouble as the front wing spreader is broken but not set well in its splint.... (was thinking of sending it to Doug S to see if he could fix it! but had not talked to him yet about that!)

i love the Tapertail S for indoors!!!!

333...do you still have it rob? takes practice!  that was my very first kite i ever bought....and so i am pretty good with them...
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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2015, 04:39 PM »

I actually passed the 333 on to someone who was really interested to give it a try. I would say I kinda got it under control, but not to the point that you can control a Rev. The buzz-saw of death is the 333's version of doing a bowtie with a Rev, I think.
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« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 09:41 AM »

Thank you very much Thief and RobB.

It's is a real pleasure to find specialists of this great manufacturer.  Cool
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« Reply #9 on: Yesterday at 10:36 AM »

Marc is an old friend of mine....i have at one point owned for than 40 of his creations, but passed some along as i was not flying them as much as i should....
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« Reply #10 on: Yesterday at 10:00 PM »

Thief, I may need to talk to you.  I picked up one of the foils at an auction, and the fittings are gone (pvc tubing rotted away).  I need to figure out the best way to repair it and get it flying again. 
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