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by makatakam
Mon, Jul 25 2011, 10:19 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Who is flying what, where and when this week 7/24-7/30
Replies: 34
Views: 3287

Re: Who is flying what, where and when this week 7/24-7/30

Well . . . where I am had mostly rain all day. There was a break mid afternoon, so I went out to fly for a bit. Vented 1.5 on 3 wraps and 120s . . . and it was WAAAAYYYYY too much wind for that kite. I was having a fun time . . . until the cloudburst. Soaked to the core, wrapping up the lines in bl...
by makatakam
Mon, Jul 25 2011, 10:15 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Who is flying what & where this week? 2011-7/17-7/23
Replies: 38
Views: 5044

Re: Who is flying what & where this week? 2011-7/17-7/23

Wendy: cool! Photos! Mark: nice looking kite! What's it made out of? Mike, It's made of kitebuilding materials -- seriously though, it's ripstop poly on a rev race frame, with stick-pen end caps. That's the all-white ultralight I built before. It got un-white during the weekend rains. Decided that ...
by makatakam
Sun, Jul 24 2011, 06:39 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Who is flying what & where this week? 2011-7/17-7/23
Replies: 38
Views: 5044

Re: Who is flying what & where this week? 2011-7/17-7/23

Ok, third try at posting a picture. IMG_0847.JPG Third time's a charm. Now if only I could remember what I did! :up: :-o :-? :-? :-? :-D Now I'll try a couple more. IMG_0850 (800x600).jpg IMG_0853 (640x480).jpg Ok, I might have the hang of it now, maybe. And who knows, it might even fly.
by makatakam
Sun, Jul 24 2011, 05:24 PM
Forum: Videos
Topic: Rev, beach, stones . . .
Replies: 8
Views: 1645

Re: Rev, beach, stones . . .

Went to the Polo site and watched all the videos ----------- awesome. :up:
by makatakam
Sun, Jul 24 2011, 09:17 AM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Who is flying what & where this week? 2011-7/17-7/23
Replies: 38
Views: 5044

Re: Who is flying what & where this week? 2011-7/17-7/23

Thanks, Steve. Thanks, Mike.

I'll try to get the camera software into my laptop today and give it try, or figure out a way to link my laptop to my android phone.

:up: :thanks:
by makatakam
Sat, Jul 23 2011, 11:43 AM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Who is flying what & where this week? 2011-7/17-7/23
Replies: 38
Views: 5044

Re: Who is flying what & where this week? 2011-7/17-7/23

Flew yesterday evening at Busse Woods. Winds were steady at 0 - 1/2 with an occasional gust to 2 mph. Tried to fly the blk/red 1.5 sle on 85'x50# and got it up in the air briefly two or three times in the gusts. Pulled out my low-wind home-made revs and flew them on 50'x50# and the 85'x50# lines and...
by makatakam
Sat, Jul 23 2011, 11:20 AM
Forum: Videos
Topic: Rev, beach, stones . . .
Replies: 8
Views: 1645

Re: Rev, beach, stones . . .

He flies incredibly well with amazing precision; almost as well as I flew all night long. (had my eyes closed, snored a bit)

What country is he from? Is that Belgium?
by makatakam
Fri, Jul 22 2011, 02:35 PM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kite Bags/How to carry ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1806

Re: Kite Bags/How to carry ?

Duh, I think I can sew. Send plans, please. :up:
by makatakam
Fri, Jul 22 2011, 09:48 AM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kite Bags/How to carry ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1806

Re: Kite Bags/How to carry ?

I have a couple bags. I have a Prism Zepher hard case that will hole two revs, 4-5 linesets, and some odds and ends. Then I also have a large roll-up bag that will hold alot of kites and spars and everything else. I also have a messenger bag that I use for lines and handles. Revolution makes a nice...
by makatakam
Fri, Jul 22 2011, 09:44 AM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kite Bags/How to carry ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1806

Re: Kite Bags/How to carry ?

I'm ready for a second bag. My first one is a 60" with shoulder strap and cinch straps at both ends made by premier. It holds all my early kites, but it's too short for duallies unless I break down the leading edge spars, and it has no pockets for lines or handles. I've seen the roll-up bags th...
by makatakam
Thu, Jul 21 2011, 02:30 PM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AKA elections & nominations
Replies: 5
Views: 961

Re: AKA elections & nominations

Mike wrote:Mark, didn't you just quit your job? I nominate you, my friend!


Touche, Teacher!
by makatakam
Thu, Jul 21 2011, 02:28 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Who is flying what & where this week? 2011-7/17-7/23
Replies: 38
Views: 5044

Re: Who is flying what & where this week? 2011-7/17-7/23

Got to fly today this evening with Mark & Jeff at Busse. Plenty of wind - had the vented out on 120s for the whole time until we packed it in for the evening. Hit the ground with my new creation a bit hard (should have known better than to fly a 3.7-oz, 8-footer in those winds, but had to check...
by makatakam
Thu, Jul 21 2011, 02:12 PM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AKA elections & nominations
Replies: 5
Views: 961

Re: AKA elections & nominations

I nominate Mike because he has a lot of spare time on his hands and not much else to do.

:rotfl :rotfl :rotfl ------ :wallb:
by makatakam
Thu, Jul 21 2011, 02:05 PM
Forum: Dual Line Kites
Topic: Lost lines/Best online place to buy ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1835

Re: Lost lines/Best online place to buy ?

I like the PEX Chinese import POS fishing line. You can buy a 1000 meter spool for $20.00. It binds up beautifully after 3 or 4 spins and makes the kite extremely difficult to control, thus making you a much better flyer in a short time. (And if you actually believe this, I've got a bridge in New Yo...
by makatakam
Wed, Jul 20 2011, 10:22 AM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Who is flying what & where this week? 2011-7/17-7/23
Replies: 38
Views: 5044

Re: Who is flying what & where this week? 2011-7/17-7/23

Was thinking today would be good to get out after work for a while. But the heat and humidity will be so bad, I'll just have to play it by ear... Same here. I'm tied up with work, but I've considered flying afterwards if it's not too hot. I'll be working near 355 & 88 this afternoon so I could ...
by makatakam
Mon, Jul 18 2011, 09:53 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Club Fly - August 6th?
Replies: 48
Views: 5670

Re: Club Fly - August 6th?

I've never flown at Northwestern, but I've fished there. If we ever see prevailing winds again in this area we can fly over the lake. I'm in.
by makatakam
Mon, Jul 18 2011, 09:45 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Who is flying what & where this week? 2011-7/17-7/23
Replies: 38
Views: 5044

Re: Who is flying what & where this week? 2011-7/17-7/23

Flew my new B series tonight. Perfect winds, finally. Only had an hour but I could have went all night it was so much fun. Moved lines out to the ends of my top leaders and everything went well there. I feel much more confident with this kite than my smaller non-rev. I tried flic-flacs a few times ...
by makatakam
Mon, Jul 18 2011, 09:34 AM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Club Fly - August 6th?
Replies: 48
Views: 5670

Re: Club Fly - August 6th?

I'm in. You guys gotta get your priorities straight! :twisted:
by makatakam
Mon, Jul 18 2011, 09:26 AM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Who is flying what & where this week? 2011-7/17-7/23
Replies: 38
Views: 5044

Re: Who is flying what & where this week? 2011-7/17-7/23

Flew at Busse Woods on Sunday, new all-wht rev imitation, blk/red 1.5 sle and my avatar. Wind varied from 0 to 9 every 10 minutes; blasted thermals (I actually loved them when I was flying rc gliders). Made adjustments on all of the above, practiced bicycle spins, flying backwards, and inverted hove...
by makatakam
Mon, Jul 18 2011, 09:15 AM
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Looking to meet new friends and instructors...
Replies: 23
Views: 4046

Re: Looking to meet new friends and instructors...

:welcome: Good to have you on board, Daniel. I'm Mark. I fly in the Schaumburg area. Anytime you want to fly call me at 847-340-0366 or post it in the "What and where are you flying this week" thread. Looking forward to flying with you. As far as making an ass of yourself goes, 99.9% of th...

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