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by akillip
Fri, Sep 12 2008, 11:35 AM
Forum: 2008 Kite Festivals
Topic: 2008: September 13, Wheaton, IL
Replies: 4
Views: 1530

Re: 2008: September 13, Wheaton, IL

I hope the rains hold off for a while as well.

Tony
by akillip
Thu, Sep 11 2008, 07:11 PM
Forum: 2007 Kite Festivals
Topic: Who's Coming To Dekalb?
Replies: 31
Views: 9583

Re: Who's Coming To Dekalb?

Ann & I plus our grandson will be there, we plan on going to wheaton on Saturday and check that out then double back to Dekalb and spend the night there.

Tony Killip
by akillip
Tue, Sep 02 2008, 05:29 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Club Fly, Saturday September 6
Replies: 26
Views: 3061

Re: Club Fly, Saturday September 6

Where in Champaign do you fly?

Tony
by akillip
Sun, Aug 31 2008, 07:07 PM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wayne Picnic Again!
Replies: 1
Views: 781

Re: Wayne Picnic Again!

Had a good time last year so yes we plan on coming. Will bring the big Octopus and Trilobyte. See you there.

Tony & Ann Killip
by akillip
Wed, Jun 25 2008, 06:05 PM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Balloons In June - Clinton IA -> AKA Invite -- This Satur
Replies: 10
Views: 1451

Re: Balloons In June - Clinton IA -> AKA Invite -- This S

The pictures show a great looking flying field, just where is the field located? Will the event be next year again.

Tony
by akillip
Tue, Jun 24 2008, 01:12 PM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Steak Size?
Replies: 3
Views: 901

Re: Steak Size?

For some of my smaller kites I use a big old machine bolt that you can buy at Lowes for a couple of bucks. Buy a washer to fit, grind a point on it. Works good.

Tony
by akillip
Tue, Jun 24 2008, 12:56 PM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Balloons In June - Clinton IA -> AKA Invite -- This Satur
Replies: 10
Views: 1451

Re: Balloons In June - Clinton IA -> AKA Invite -- This S

WE WOULD HAVE GONE HAD WE HAD A BIT MORE NOTICE, IS THIS A YEARLY EVENT? HOW BIG IS THE FIELD?

TONY
by akillip
Mon, May 05 2008, 08:04 PM
Forum: Videos
Topic: AVIONCITO DE PAPEL = PAPER PLANE
Replies: 4
Views: 1435

Re: AVIONCITO DE PAPEL = PAPER PLANE

Looking at the video its flight is very similar to a russell hall kite, it looks a bit like one also. A bit of a breeze or gust and it nose dives and does it tend to overfly? We used an adjustable bridle and added the all important SPRING. A spring loaded bridle set up just like the original russell...
by akillip
Tue, Apr 29 2008, 05:30 PM
Forum: 2008 Kite Festivals
Topic: 2008: May 31 - June 1, Pontiac IL
Replies: 39
Views: 6772

Re: 2008: May 31 - June 1, Pontiac IL

ALREADY GOT THE MOTEL RESERVATIONS

TONY
by akillip
Fri, Apr 25 2008, 06:12 AM
Forum: Plans
Topic: candy dropper
Replies: 6
Views: 2134

Re: Candy Dropper

My bag is 24" square when laid flat. The edges are all hemmed, a eyelet is at each corner. At one coner is a piece of string attached clove hitched to one eylet with a loop at the end of it. This gets threaded through the other 3 eyelets forming the bag, hook the loop too your drop release. At ...
by akillip
Thu, Apr 24 2008, 08:26 PM
Forum: Plans
Topic: candy dropper
Replies: 6
Views: 2134

Re: Candy Dropper

3 or 4 pounds is about max, We did drop 8 pounds at one time from my big jordan several years ago. With the candy bag at 400'. The candy spread far and wide. Kids were picking up candy all afternoon. What kind of bag are you using? I've seen the big tube sock type plug up. When the sock is released ...
by akillip
Mon, Apr 21 2008, 08:13 PM
Forum: 2008 Kite Festivals
Topic: 2008: May 11, Wind Weekend at Freeport, IL
Replies: 1
Views: 1239

Re: 2008: May 11, Wind Weekend At Freeport, IL

We will be there both days, wind permitting we will do candy drops on Saturday, and will fly the big stuff on Sunday. Will set up for sells on Sunday as well.

Tony
by akillip
Mon, Apr 14 2008, 07:42 PM
Forum: 2008 Kite Festivals
Topic: 2008: April 19th, Earth Day and Kite Fly in Oswego, IL
Replies: 62
Views: 9836

Re: 2008: April 19th, Earth Day And Kite Fly In Oswego, IL

Some info on past years for Oswego. At the old field, the park district always roped off the areas. Stunt kiters were at the North end of the field, kind of in the center. The public was on the west side of the field and the large single line kites would fly at the south end of the field or east sid...
by akillip
Mon, Mar 24 2008, 05:34 PM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: Anyone want to fly in Watseka, IL?
Replies: 5
Views: 1290

Re: Anyone Want To Fly In Watseka, IL?

Do we know the date and field location?


Tony
by akillip
Thu, Mar 20 2008, 06:49 PM
Forum: 2008 Kite Festivals
Topic: 2008: March 22, Kites Over Sycamore, IL
Replies: 18
Views: 3948

Re: 2008: March 22, Kites Over Sycamore, IL

We've decided not to go. We will wait for a little better weather.

Tony
by akillip
Tue, Mar 18 2008, 08:23 PM
Forum: 2008 Kite Festivals
Topic: 2008: March 22, Kites Over Sycamore, IL
Replies: 18
Views: 3948

Re: 2008: March 22, Kites Over Sycamore, IL

We will see what the weather is going to do. Only a two hour drive for us.

Tony
by akillip
Wed, Mar 05 2008, 07:41 PM
Forum: 2008 Kite Festivals
Topic: 2008: April 26-27, Decatur Kite Festival in Decatur, IL
Replies: 25
Views: 5288

Re: 2008: April 26-27, Decatur Kite Festival In Decatur, IL

Ann and I will be there for sure, but would mowing the field make even more stuble? We will be selling kites as well, and the Wilsons are coming also.

Tony
by akillip
Wed, Mar 05 2008, 07:35 PM
Forum: 2008 Kite Festivals
Topic: 2008: April 19th, Earth Day and Kite Fly in Oswego, IL
Replies: 62
Views: 9836

Re: 2008: April 19th, Earth Day And Kite Fly In Oswego, IL

Yes there was a lot of problems with the big kites, perhaps they would consider moving back to the field were the event was held for the last 10 years or so.

Tony
by akillip
Tue, Mar 04 2008, 08:48 PM
Forum: 2008 Kite Festivals
Topic: 2008: April 19th, Earth Day and Kite Fly in Oswego, IL
Replies: 62
Views: 9836

Re: 2008: April 19th, Earth Day And Kite Fly In Oswego, IL

Can we fly until dark or do they plan to kick us off the main flying field at 3 pm again?
by akillip
Tue, Mar 04 2008, 08:45 PM
Forum: 2008 Kite Festivals
Topic: 2008: May 3-4, Kites Over Lake Storey, IL
Replies: 12
Views: 2512

Re: 2008: May 3-4, Kites Over Lake Storey, IL

A bit more info on the event, I recommended a area of about 200' by 200' be roped off for the stunt kiters at the north end on the field as the baseball diamonds are reserved for a ball game. That should be plenty of room to do demo's. I'll be flying the big kites in the soccer fields.

Tony

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