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by makatakam
Wed, Feb 03 2016, 08:29 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Kite Party
Replies: 20
Views: 2863

Re: Kite Party

Which hotel are you staying at? Thinking about going. Got to be warmer than here.
by makatakam
Fri, Jan 29 2016, 11:43 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: January 30 forecast - partly sunny, 48F @ 2pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1499

Re: January 30 forecast - partly sunny, 48F @ 2pm

I was thinking about it, but unfortunately must be at the shop on Saturday. Might fly at Meinecke Park behind the house on Sunday if the weather stays good.
by makatakam
Wed, Jan 27 2016, 08:12 PM
Forum: Quad Line Kites
Topic: Revolution reflex?
Replies: 42
Views: 7444

Re: Revolution reflex?

after speaking to David at TI he told me there is a small "spring" or some such thing that "reflexes" in light to no wind so that the sail basically flattens out and floats until wind becomes more apparent. Make sense? Actually, the opposite of what you said would make sense: so...
by makatakam
Mon, Jan 18 2016, 04:58 PM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moving day...
Replies: 10
Views: 1610

Re: Moving day...

Sad to see you go. Best of luck and the greatest of winds in your new home.

You may be leaving physically, but that does not mean you must leave the forum. Stay in touch and tell us about your new flying fields.
by makatakam
Tue, Jan 12 2016, 10:12 PM
Forum: Quad Line Kites
Topic: Revolution reflex?
Replies: 42
Views: 7444

Re: Revolution reflex?

I'm guessing a three-dimensional sail that will also shape-shift to a small extent to adjust for force variables in the wind. I've got a similar project underway, but Rev's design appears to be light years beyond what I'm doing.
by makatakam
Sun, Dec 20 2015, 11:40 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Rev II Fly - December 20, 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 811

Re: Rev II Fly - December 20, 2015

Looks like you had fun. Cool beans.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, and also to all of IKE.
by makatakam
Wed, Dec 16 2015, 10:44 PM
Forum: Quad Line Kites
Topic: New York Minute Flutter?
Replies: 2
Views: 714

Re: New York Minute Flutter?

I think tmadz had the issue with his kite. Maybe it was someone else. I have a vague recollection of someone trying a different frame (stiffer I think), and getting rid of the flutter. What frame do you have in yours? Did you swap it out? I have the original frame it came with in mine, green race, ...
by makatakam
Wed, Dec 16 2015, 09:48 AM
Forum: Quad Line Kites
Topic: New York Minute Flutter?
Replies: 2
Views: 714

New York Minute Flutter?

Many people on the KiteLife forum have mentioned a constant annoying flutter (buzz, vibration, hum) in the NYM sail on either one or both sides of the sail when flying at any speed. They say that they have tried, and failed to "tune" this buzz out of the sail with line and bungee adjustmen...
by makatakam
Fri, Nov 20 2015, 10:18 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Fun Fly Grand Opening Saturday Nov 28th 10 AM - 5 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3825

Re: Fun Fly Grand Opening Saturday Nov 28th 10 AM - 5 PM

goestoeleven wrote:I will have a chat with the wife and see if I can make it. Would be great to see you guys and the store!

backdraft wrote:(weather permitting)


I don't have a weather permit :oops: can I still fly a kite?


I believe Mike and Anne sell weather permits at Route 66 Kite, since they advertise (weather permitting).
by makatakam
Sun, Nov 15 2015, 07:41 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Saturday or Sunday Nov 14, 15 Fly?
Replies: 25
Views: 3272

Re: Saturday or Sunday Nov 14, 15 Fly?

He has about 6 hours on a 1.5 Rev, including today, which is why he was somewhat in control. Good hand-to-eye coordination puts him ahead of most beginners. Still trying to set the hook on this one. It was actually his idea to go fly on Sunday after I mentioned it to him on Saturday that a few of ou...
by makatakam
Sun, Nov 15 2015, 07:36 PM
Forum: Quad Line Kites
Topic: New "Trinfinity (3rd Gen) String Art Revolutions"
Replies: 7
Views: 2016

Re: New "Trinfinity (3rd Gen) String Art Revolutions"

I like the Trinfinty design. It resembles one of mine.
by makatakam
Sun, Nov 15 2015, 06:12 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Saturday or Sunday Nov 14, 15 Fly?
Replies: 25
Views: 3272

Re: Saturday or Sunday Nov 14, 15 Fly?

Thanks for the photos, Bill. You're the best!

It was fun flying with you guys today, Bill, David, Steve and my boss, Pavel the Newbie. I'm going to call him "newbie" for probably the next year or so. He won't like it, but he's a good sport.
by makatakam
Sun, Nov 15 2015, 06:02 PM
Forum: Quad Line Kites
Topic: New "Trinfinity (3rd Gen) String Art Revolutions"
Replies: 7
Views: 2016

Re: New "Trinfinity (3rd Gen) String Art Revolutions"

There are now two more colors, Blush (red & pink), and Magenta (red & magenta), which look really good too.
by makatakam
Sun, Nov 15 2015, 10:15 AM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Saturday or Sunday Nov 14, 15 Fly?
Replies: 25
Views: 3272

Re: Saturday or Sunday Nov 14, 15 Fly?

I'm not going to fly today.
by makatakam
Sat, Nov 14 2015, 05:22 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Saturday or Sunday Nov 14, 15 Fly?
Replies: 25
Views: 3272

Re: Saturday or Sunday Nov 14, 15 Fly?

I may have a ride if the newbie, my boss, who wants to use my PB2-4 to go snowboarding, decides to go. I will know around 10 a.m. and post up here, or give you a call.

Thank you.
by makatakam
Sat, Nov 14 2015, 08:44 AM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Saturday or Sunday Nov 14, 15 Fly?
Replies: 25
Views: 3272

Re: Saturday or Sunday Nov 14, 15 Fly?

Working today. Thinking about Sunday.
by makatakam
Sat, Nov 07 2015, 05:33 PM
Forum: Quad Line Kites
Topic: New "Trinfinity (3rd Gen) String Art Revolutions"
Replies: 7
Views: 2016

Re: New "Trinfinity (3rd Gen) String Art Revolutions"

I really like the "Fire". Now I wish I had only gotten one string art last year instead of two.
by makatakam
Mon, Nov 02 2015, 09:07 PM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: Kite Flying in Charleston, SC
Replies: 2
Views: 1331

Re: Kite Flying in Charleston, SC

Nice -- now that you've experienced ocean breezes, I guess you're both spoiled and will never fly in Illinois again. However, should you decide to move there, take me with you. All kidding aside -- good to see you flying somewhere with good wind. Feels good, doesn't it? So much easier to fly well wh...
by makatakam
Sun, Oct 25 2015, 12:04 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: October 24, 25 Weekend Fly
Replies: 6
Views: 1148

Re: October 24, 25 Weekend Fly

Sunny, 2mph. Bring out the SUL? Anyone game?
by makatakam
Sun, Oct 18 2015, 10:15 AM
Forum: Quad Line Kites
Topic: How do you wind your lines?
Replies: 16
Views: 2027

Re: How do you wind your lines?

Neither way, eight or straight, puts any twists in your lines if the ends are anchored. Any twists that get into your lines come from how the line is handled at both the kite and the handle ends of the winding process. When you park the kite LE down you put a half-twist in the lines. How you hold an...

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