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by kiteguy
Sat, Sep 26 2009, 02:32 AM
Forum: Sewing
Topic: PIT BULLDOG PRE CUT PROJECT On Kitebuilder
Replies: 35
Views: 8499

Re: PIT BULLDOG PRE CUT PROJECT On Kitebuilder

Not sure where this should go, but there is an auction going on at Kitebuilder.com forum. Only 4 days left. One of you bulldog builders might need the item.

It is a hat with a bull dog on it.

http://www.kitebuilder.com/forums/aucti ... php?ao=463
by kiteguy
Mon, Aug 31 2009, 07:57 PM
Forum: Completed Creations
Topic: Budget Quads
Replies: 4
Views: 3078

Re: Budget Quads

my first budget quad flew today... (actually had a speed trial last week and added a little reinforcing to the leading edge) this sail is from the JuneBug plans but I sized it to fit the same size spars as a rev OK, so you made the kite larger than the original? I had read that it was hardly flyabl...
by kiteguy
Thu, Apr 23 2009, 06:36 PM
Forum: Sewing
Topic: Sewing Machine
Replies: 1
Views: 1366

Sewing Machine

I do not do much cross posting, but sometimes............

Here is a really good deal for someone. Take a look at this thread.

http://www.kitebuilder.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=7796
by kiteguy
Sat, Sep 13 2008, 01:54 AM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's Never Too Early To Think About MAKR
Replies: 16
Views: 4594

Re: It's Never Too Early To Think About MAKR

I want to make a Platz Glider!! :up:
by kiteguy
Tue, Jul 01 2008, 10:07 PM
Forum: Sewing
Topic: Current Projects
Replies: 33
Views: 6558

Re: Current Projects

I have been also working on variations of this kite. I will be teaching this kite at OKR in January. Once at the local level in August, I think. :wink: Not very proud of the "decoration" on this particular kite, but....It IS a good flying kite! And I like the color of the tail. http://www....
by kiteguy
Tue, Jul 01 2008, 09:59 PM
Forum: Sewing
Topic: Current Projects
Replies: 33
Views: 6558

Re: Current Projects

I am in the process of making an item for the AKA auction. It is a spinning bol. It will look something like this.... (Not exactly, but the shape will be the same.)

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by kiteguy
Fri, May 30 2008, 10:37 PM
Forum: Sewing
Topic: Sewing Machine For Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 1561

Sewing Machine For Sale

Hey, not a bad deal here. Price is right, but you need to pick it up. No shipping.

If you live in Illinois, it might be just for you.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Pfaff-138-sewing-machine_W0QQitemZ130225505187QQihZ003QQcategoryZ3118QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem#ebayphotohosting
by kiteguy
Wed, Apr 23 2008, 12:08 AM
Forum: 2008 Kite Festivals
Topic: 2008: May 10, Kites Over Grinnell Iowa
Replies: 32
Views: 7212

Re: 2008: May 10, Kites Over Grinnell Iowa

Grinell. Dang, I have to miss it this year!

Wedding in the family. VERY inconsiderate of them to schedule a wedding on the day I wanted to be in Grinell!

I asked them to reschedule the wedding, but no deal. :roll:
by kiteguy
Sat, Apr 19 2008, 03:17 AM
Forum: Single Line Kites
Topic: Trains To Archs - Possible??
Replies: 23
Views: 7025

Re: Trains To Archs - Possible??

I think it MAY be done IF you do not fly as a "normal" arch. Fly parallel to the wind instead of perpendicular to the wind. Hold both ends down and it might work. If enough space is left between the kites. And if they are hooked to the bridle line properly. I had some information from a bo...
by kiteguy
Sat, Apr 19 2008, 02:29 AM
Forum: Single Line Kites
Topic: Trains To Archs - Possible??
Replies: 23
Views: 7025

Re: Trains To Archs - Possible??

Trains as arches....I guess one needs to think outside the box. Or rather it has been already done. I have a book that is written in Japanese, I think. I can't understand the words, but I do understand the numbers and pictures. There are several pictures of kite trains that are in arches. From the p...
by kiteguy
Sat, Apr 19 2008, 02:12 AM
Forum: Single Line Kites
Topic: Triton, new Genki
Replies: 9
Views: 3562

Re: Triton, New Genki

To train them, I think I would try putting a line tab around the vertical spars that lines up with the bridle lines. Then larks head 4 lines to the kite above. Repeat as desired.

Would that work? Dunno. Might be worth a try.

How do you train roks? :roll:
by kiteguy
Mon, Mar 24 2008, 12:12 AM
Forum: Fabric, Spars and Fittings
Topic: Kite Fabric
Replies: 32
Views: 10642

Re: Kite Fabric

Welcome Aboard Dmack. yes please do tell us which classes you took, for I was there also. I took both the fandango class as well as the skyay. Which I believed both used a binding material. Its to late tonight but will look into what the material that was used tomorrow evening and will post my find...
by kiteguy
Mon, Mar 24 2008, 12:04 AM
Forum: Single Line Kites
Topic: Triton, new Genki
Replies: 9
Views: 3562

Re: Triton, New Genki

Maybe scaling the kite down would be a good idea. Not so small as the 48" mini-genki though....how about a 60" wide version of the mini-genki? That's the length of an un-ferruled spar. I wouldn't mind having a drogue or tail on it to keep it steady. Tails look cool :-D [/size] Yes, I have...
by kiteguy
Sat, Dec 01 2007, 01:42 AM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MAKR 2008
Replies: 31
Views: 6545

Re: MAKR 2008

backdraft wrote:Anne and I are planing on going but we have know idea what class we are taking :pirate:

Mike


Well, make a Skyak, or two! They look "purdy" in groups. Aaarghhh, Matey!

Oh yes, they can be easily converted into rockets, or other things.
by kiteguy
Fri, Nov 30 2007, 01:14 AM
Forum: Videos
Topic: Snoopys New Airplane
Replies: 7
Views: 3225

Re: Snoopys New Airplane

Yes, it does look very different than the one Hector made. However, it was a photo of Hector's Snoopy rev that inspired him. Don wanted to make a kite with Snoopy on his doghouse. He could not figure how to frame it. So Don used a cartoon from the Internet to find an aggressively pose that he wanted...
by kiteguy
Sat, Nov 24 2007, 07:55 PM
Forum: Videos
Topic: Snoopys New Airplane
Replies: 7
Views: 3225

Snoopys New Airplane

Snoopy was lucky enough to have a friend in our club, and had a new airplane built for him. If you would like to see him putting it through the paces, take a look at this. Now the Red Barron has reason to fear the skies of Kansas!!! http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x102/kskiteguy/th_MVI_0506.jpg
by kiteguy
Sat, Nov 24 2007, 12:00 AM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kites on TV tonight
Replies: 3
Views: 1334

Re: Kites On TV Tonight

Only split second shots of the water/tree/nose landings! :wink: Looked like quite a challenging place for flying a big, new kite.

I enjoyed the kite making/flying segments. To bad the rest of the program was so repetitive and boring. :cry:
by kiteguy
Fri, Nov 23 2007, 11:57 PM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter Flying
Replies: 20
Views: 4519

Re: Winter Flying

When the temp. hits 45 F. I head for the basement and hit the sewing machine!

Sometimes when I finish a new kite to test, I may bo out in 40 F for maybe 10 minutes of air time. Then back into the heated van to warm up, and head for the house. :oops:
by kiteguy
Sat, Nov 03 2007, 11:24 PM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jacob's Ladder
Replies: 3
Views: 1384

Re: Jacob's Ladder

A Jscobs Ladder is what I get when I unwrap my quad lines to get ready to fly...an hour later!!! :oops:
by kiteguy
Mon, Oct 29 2007, 09:25 PM
Forum: Fighter Kites
Topic: Fighter kite
Replies: 15
Views: 12265

Re: Fighter Kite

Yea, Boeing stopped using Orcon. I got some at the Boeing Surplus just over a year ago. It is not Orcon, though. It is Insulfab, or some such name. It looks a lot like Orcon. It has a white coating on one side that takes printer ink very well. I have not painted any, yet. I made a della porta, and a...

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