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by goestoeleven
Thu, Jan 06 2011, 11:57 PM
Forum: 2011 Kite Festivals
Topic: Kite Festivals 2011 . . .
Replies: 19
Views: 6955

Re: Kite Festivals 2011 . . .

And more . . . credit to Chicago Kite for these: April 9-10 - West Chester, OH - Airwaves Kite Festival - 12 - 5 pm (probably a bit too far for me . . . ) Apr 16 - Lee's Summit, MO - Flights of Fancy Festival 10am-4 pm (also probably a bit too far for me) Apr 24-25 - Decatur, IL - no details other t...
by goestoeleven
Thu, Jan 06 2011, 11:38 PM
Forum: 2011 Kite Festivals
Topic: Kite Festivals 2011 . . .
Replies: 19
Views: 6955

Kite Festivals 2011 . . .

Since I don't think I can make the TI trip :( . . . I decided to pull together a list of other festivals here, since here is where I start my internet kite "surfing" most days. :-) Plus I am itching to fly again . . . . Mods - feel free to add to the club calendar and/or to split this into...
by goestoeleven
Thu, Jan 06 2011, 09:26 PM
Forum: Sewing
Topic: STEALTH PRE-CUT PROJECT On Kitebuilder
Replies: 20
Views: 6066

Re: STEALTH PRE-CUT PROJECT On Kitebuilder

Still looks cool! Can't wait to see that giant at a club fly.
by goestoeleven
Thu, Dec 23 2010, 10:21 PM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Leading Edge Mesh Repair
Replies: 10
Views: 2405

Re: Leading Edge Mesh Repair

I use the same approach. To prevent the chance of creasing the kites in your suitcase, roll the kites (from side to side) up around a piece of water pipe foam. Cheers, Tom Great idea! Since I have a small rollaboard suitcase, I rolled up a tshirt & shorts to make a tube, then rolled the kites a...
by goestoeleven
Thu, Dec 23 2010, 06:30 AM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Leading Edge Mesh Repair
Replies: 10
Views: 2405

Re: Leading Edge Mesh Repair

Thanks for the quick reply! I thought that it might be window screen material . . . but you never know. I was out of kiting so long I had no idea that spars are now made from carbon fiber. I actually have a roll of the screening in the garage as my son and I are planning to make some kites. I bought...
by goestoeleven
Wed, Dec 22 2010, 11:05 PM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Maybe A Future IKE Member?
Replies: 2
Views: 984

Maybe A Future IKE Member?

More kite flying today! (Apologies to those of you in cold weather this week). Good - both kids were flying, and my daughter is learning to brake before crashing (sometimes). Actually, both kids are doing well on the kites and I'm a happy father. :up: Not-so-good - I accidentally ran my kite into my...
by goestoeleven
Wed, Dec 22 2010, 10:46 PM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Leading Edge Mesh Repair
Replies: 10
Views: 2405

Re: Leading Edge Mesh Repair

Here's a picture of the tear in the mesh. It's actually smaller than I thought, but I don't want to leave it untended for long. http://www.ikeclub.org/Forums/posted_images/user_277_dsc_0881.jpg Jim - I found your thread on screen repair here: http://www.ikeclub.org/Forums/viewtopic.php?t=1186 This m...
by goestoeleven
Tue, Dec 21 2010, 06:50 AM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Leading Edge Mesh Repair
Replies: 10
Views: 2405

Re: Leading Edge Mesh Repair

Thanks for the replies. I may have to get my mother's old sewing machine out of storage and give it a go. Do i need to get any special thread? Maybe I'll post up a picture later today as suggested. I think this may also have started when I packed up the kites in a suitcase to travel down here. I put...
by goestoeleven
Sun, Dec 19 2010, 09:27 PM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Leading Edge Mesh Repair
Replies: 10
Views: 2405

Leading Edge Mesh Repair

So . . . the good and the bad. The very good is that I got to fly today with my kids on Sand Key beach in Florida. In the 50's and quite windy (I know that's warmer than Chicago, but still very cold after a couple hours with no gloves and only a windbreaker). Even better is my daughter tried out the...
by goestoeleven
Thu, Dec 16 2010, 09:28 PM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: The Kite Site
Replies: 25
Views: 7270

Re: The Kite Site

But the Star Destroyer was cool! Actually, they're all cool! :up:

. . . . sorry for my threadjack, please resume your normal kite-related discussion activities . . . . :-D
by goestoeleven
Wed, Dec 15 2010, 09:08 PM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: The Kite Site
Replies: 25
Views: 7270

Re: The Kite Site

Very nice early Xmas - I like the kites! Hope you get to fly them soon.

P.S. David is wondering "where is the millenium falcon?" as it is not in the picture :?
by goestoeleven
Mon, Dec 13 2010, 09:23 PM
Forum: 2011 Kite Festivals
Topic: COOL FOOL Kite Festival ~ New Years Day ~ Milwaukee WI
Replies: 10
Views: 4605

Re: COOL FOOL Kite Festival ~ New Years Day ~ Milwaukee WI

I would love to be there . . . . but we will not be available on the 1st until too late in the day to make it to Milwaukee. Maybe if my wife decides her family is making her crazy & we should leave (really) early . . . .
by goestoeleven
Wed, Dec 01 2010, 12:31 AM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: The Kite Site
Replies: 25
Views: 7270

Re: The Kite Site

Fun . . . but I didn't fly it very long as I haven't superglued the bridle knots yet and I also didn't get it out of the bag until the sun was almost down . . . and it was getting pretty darn cold!
by goestoeleven
Tue, Nov 30 2010, 03:46 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Quick Fly December 4 Or 5?
Replies: 7
Views: 1615

Re: Quick Fly December 4 Or 5?

I don't think I can make it :( :( This weekend is jam packed - son's piano recital, my daughter has a play Saturday (grandparents visiting for piano and play), company xmas party, cub scouts on Sunday . . . . sorry. I might be able to do something on the 11th. . . . . or maybe the 26th . . . . :shock:
by goestoeleven
Sun, Nov 28 2010, 10:29 PM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: The Kite Site
Replies: 25
Views: 7270

Re: The Kite Site

And here's a picture of the Kite Site's second sale! Sorry for the delay in posting - I did not get a chance to fly it until today (too much wind lately for the nice new SUL). David flew it for a bit as well, so I had to get him in the picture. http://www.ikeclub.org/Forums/posted_images/user_277_11...
by goestoeleven
Sun, Nov 28 2010, 09:28 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Quick Fly - Nov 26 Or 27 Or 28?
Replies: 5
Views: 1117

Re: Quick Fly - Nov 26 Or 27 Or 28?

Thanks for the reply. I got in another couple hours today before the sun went down. Hope it's not the last time until spring. The good news is a friend of mine dropped by and he and his son spent some time learning to fly my revs so maybe I'll bring a couple more folks to the next club fly.
by goestoeleven
Sun, Nov 28 2010, 09:25 PM
Forum: Sewing
Topic: STEALTH PRE-CUT PROJECT On Kitebuilder
Replies: 20
Views: 6066

Re: STEALTH PRE-CUT PROJECT On Kitebuilder

Looks awesome!!
by goestoeleven
Fri, Nov 26 2010, 08:16 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Quick Fly - Nov 26 Or 27 Or 28?
Replies: 5
Views: 1117

Re: Quick Fly - Nov 26 Or 27 Or 28?

Hope everyone had a happy thanksgiving! It was a cold day for flying today . . . . I was a popsicle in about 15 minutes, but I got in about 1.5 hours before I froze solid. We need a frozen smiley! If anyone is interested . . . I might fly again tomorrow or Sunday. I'm a glutton for punishment . . .
by goestoeleven
Tue, Nov 23 2010, 05:45 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Quick Fly - Nov 26 Or 27 Or 28?
Replies: 5
Views: 1117

Quick Fly - Nov 26 Or 27 Or 28?

Looking at the temperature & wind chill forecast . . . . I may regret this posting if somebody else actually replies . . . However . . . anybody interested in another quick fly sometime this weekend - either Black "Flyday," Saturday or Sunday? I'm tempted to go out in the cold for two ...
by goestoeleven
Sun, Nov 21 2010, 08:19 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Quick Fly - November 20 Or 21?
Replies: 18
Views: 2555

Re: Quick Fly - November 20 Or 21?

Sorry to hear about the wake, hope we can see you at the next club fly. Now I have to say thanks to fellow IKE members: :thanks: Thank you to Wendy for posting the club fly . . . we had a good time even though we got there quite late. and . . . :thanks: thank you to Darkspark (Mikey) for letting me ...

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