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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: 13761

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: 2431

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: 4286

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: 13761

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: 13084

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: 13761

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: 13084

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: 13761

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: 9749

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...
by makatakam
Mon, Jul 18 2011, 09:04 AM
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Looking to meet new friends and instructors...
Replies: 23
Views: 9749

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

Mike - really? . . . if I just show up in Charleston . . . no beer required? . . . tempting offer :twisted: . . . Absolutely! Free private lessons! You might want call first to make sure I'm in town though :) No beer? Bummer! No money? That's fine with me. Free lessons? Sounds even better! Might no...
by makatakam
Mon, Jul 18 2011, 08:53 AM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Who is flying what & where this week? 2011-7/10-7/16
Replies: 58
Views: 17299

Re: Who is flying what & where this week? 2011-7/10-7/16

Is is the trailing edge that flutters? Maybe change the curve? I think you're right, but I'll have to make other changes as well. I originally cut the sail material so I could build it from two pieces, and the two bottom tip edges formed a 90-degree angle to each other, figuring this would keep tho...
by makatakam
Sun, Jul 17 2011, 07:41 AM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Who is flying what & where this week? 2011-7/17-7/23
Replies: 38
Views: 13761

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

Have kites, will travel. Anyone want to fly today? :-)
by makatakam
Sat, Jul 16 2011, 06:38 PM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: What does it all mean, Madge?
Replies: 1
Views: 1612

What does it all mean, Madge?

What do the grey square/squares with/without white dot in front of the topic listings mean?
by makatakam
Sat, Jul 16 2011, 06:27 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Who is flying what & where this week? 2011-7/10-7/16
Replies: 58
Views: 17299

Re: Who is flying what & where this week? 2011-7/10-7/16

Flew at Meinecke Park in Schaumburg just an hour ago, really lame wind, 0 gusting to 1, new build flew bueatifully. Sail still flutters even though it's stretched quite tight. Any suggestions anyone?
by makatakam
Sat, Jul 16 2011, 02:17 PM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: Night Flying Video
Replies: 7
Views: 3250

Re: Night Flying Video

Darkspark wrote:Right next to the Mini Cooper dealership!

Are you nflying today?
by makatakam
Sat, Jul 16 2011, 02:14 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Who is flying what & where this week? 2011-7/17-7/23
Replies: 38
Views: 13761

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

Just quit my job, can fly anytime, anywhere. Anyone flying on Sunday?
by makatakam
Sat, Jul 16 2011, 02:10 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Who is flying what & where this week? 2011-7/10-7/16
Replies: 58
Views: 17299

Re: Who is flying what & where this week? 2011-7/10-7/16

Congrats on the new kite, looking forward to crossing lines with you soon.

:up: :up: :up: :up: (that's yours & mine)
by makatakam
Sat, Jul 16 2011, 02:03 PM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: Night Flying Video
Replies: 7
Views: 3250

Re: Night Flying Video

I just built an all-white, headed for the miniature light storenright away. Does anyone know where that is?
by makatakam
Sat, Jul 16 2011, 01:54 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: July 9 2011 - Greene Valley - fly for fun
Replies: 34
Views: 12075

Re: July 9 2011 - Greene Valley - fly for fun

Mike wrote:
makatakam wrote:...Thanks, Mike...

actually, Jeff saw your post and created the Avatar before I even got out of bed in the morning. So thank-you fellow admin, Jeff!


I stand corrected. Thank you, Jeff!!!!! :up: :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D
by makatakam
Fri, Jul 15 2011, 12:12 PM
Forum: 2011 Kite Festivals
Topic: IKE Retreat?
Replies: 28
Views: 11022

Re: IKE Retreat?

It isn't lakefront property, but it's huge with ample parking, plenty of "mhotels" in the area, and is centrally located enough to draw fliers from four states; Busse woods in Rolling Meadows/Schaumburg/Arlington Heights, Il. Thirty minute expressway ride to Lake Michigan lakefront. Mike m...

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