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« on: January 07, 2013, 09:11 AM »

A neighbor found this in an ally...
I traded him a nip TOTL triplane which I think his son will get a kick out of...
Looks like new with no sighs of wear and tear, what can you tell be about it?



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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2013, 10:57 AM »

That it will probably need a 10mph wind to fly and even then it's not a great flier.

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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2013, 11:01 AM »

Spectra Sport made a WIDE range of kites.....this is one of the low end beginner models....probably came with a pair of plastic wind-the-line-on handles that was ready to go with twisted nylon......
My old shop sold thousands of the thing in our time.....and it will fly just fine as tcope said if there is about 10mph...
fly it if you want....tweak it into a single line.....bridle it into a quad line....it is kite that will fly...have some fun with it! just do not expect a whole lot of performance.....
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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2013, 11:03 AM »

That it will probably need a 10 mph wind to fly and even then it's not a great flier.

Yeah, I figured it needed a good breeze to get going. The construction is a little primitive with surged seams on the backside. I'm going to take it out on the frozen tundra this afternoon, the winds are around 12 mph so it should at least get off the ground. Thanks for the feedback...

@Thief, it did still have the handles with twisted line attached. And, it has a three point bridle, I'm not sure what a quad line bridle would be. All the existing bridle lines are single lines. Dooh, I get it  Grin  Brain freeze  Cheesy

Wasn't expecting a lot here, kids will enjoy it this summer  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2013, 11:49 AM »

I have seen some innovative things come out of production kite skins like these.....
We had a kite flier up here in Massachusetts who went down to GoFlyAKite in Connecticut before they closed and he picked up some skins for 7' dual line kites.....he then had a blast with coming up with framing options and bridling options for it....just gave him a skin that was already sewn and that is a step for some people....
I think it was ceewan who took a smaller dual line skin like this and made it into a gliding kite as well...

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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2013, 11:58 AM »

take a peek at this:






From Martjin's Oostende 2013 folder
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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2013, 05:43 PM »

Got this one up for a short fly today before the winds took a powder. Sort of like a mega micron...
It's interesting for me to fly these "old school kites" just to experience some of what modern day kites have evolved from. Kites like this are all new to kids who haven't had one in their hands and old school or new school, the smiles are all ear to ear...  Smiley Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2013, 06:37 PM »

It's interesting for me to fly these "old school kites" just to experience some of what modern day kites have evolved from.

We have to get a high end old school kite like the NSR, MEFM, Wasp, etc to give you the full experince of the old school kites.  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2013, 06:51 PM »

It's interesting for me to fly these "old school kites" just to experience some of what modern day kites have evolved from.

We have to get a high end old school kite like the NSR, MEFM, Wasp, etc to give you the full experince of the old school kites.  Grin


You mean like this one?



Or this one?

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« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2013, 07:17 PM »

I've been racking my brain trying to remember the model of that spectra.  I had a 3 stack of those a long time ago I made from a few pulled out of a garbage can that I ended up separating and giving away to a few kids.  Fun little kite to fly in the right wind and works well as a stacker.
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« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2013, 08:02 PM »

It's interesting for me to fly these "old school kites" just to experience some of what modern day kites have evolved from.

We have to get a high end old school kite like the NSR, MEFM, Wasp, etc to give you the full experince of the old school kites.  Grin


You mean like this one?



Or this one?



OH YEA  Grin

Old school kites always plasters a smile on my face that last for days.  Cool

 
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