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by swannie
Fri, Oct 18 2013, 05:44 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: October club fly?
Replies: 69
Views: 6339

Re: October club fly?

TMadz wrote:Great. I can be there just about any time. I can be there early to fly beforehand. I need someone to look at the bridle on my rev.


I'm no expert, but I can take a look. I have a spare bridle too if you need it... I'm planning on 9:00-ish.
by swannie
Fri, Oct 18 2013, 01:37 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: October club fly?
Replies: 69
Views: 6339

Re: October club fly?

Can anyone edit the IKE map? If not, can someone add that location to the "directory"? Done. It's listed under Sugar Grove Middle School (Kaneland Harter Middle School) Damn, that was easy (and quick). :) I don't know if it matters, but the field in question is actually the one a few hund...
by swannie
Fri, Oct 18 2013, 12:59 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: October club fly?
Replies: 69
Views: 6339

Re: October club fly?

It sounds like Sugar Grove might be the best bet, let's shoot for that?

Here's the location for those not familiar:

near 4S923 Harter Rd, Sugar Grove, IL 60554
http://goo.gl/maps/9gb0x

Can anyone edit the IKE map? If not, can someone add that location to the "directory"?
by swannie
Fri, Oct 18 2013, 06:12 AM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: October club fly?
Replies: 69
Views: 6339

Re: October club fly?

I'm not sure whether they are picking the soccer fields in St. Charles or the Middle School in Sugar Grove, so I'll wait to hear what they decide. I can probably make a portion of the day either location (as long as I'm home before 4:30 pm). I'll have to work out the "kid activity" drivin...
by swannie
Wed, Oct 16 2013, 01:21 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: October club fly?
Replies: 69
Views: 6339

Re: October club fly?

I could be open for something ... I'm in FL now, but I come back Friday morning.
by swannie
Mon, Oct 14 2013, 08:47 AM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: October club fly?
Replies: 69
Views: 6339

Re: October club fly?

goestoeleven wrote:Contemplating it. I ended up working most of this weekend, so next weekend might be freer. Let's keep an eye on the forecast (and I'll start lobbying the wife).


So, if this is happening next Saturday ... where?
by swannie
Sun, Oct 13 2013, 08:30 PM
Forum: Lines
Topic: Quad line sets
Replies: 20
Views: 4484

Re: Quad line sets

I don't have experience with Shanti (afaik), so I will defer to Jeepster on this one . . . I'm sure he knows what he's talking about. I will say that the team 120 sets I've flown (made up by our own Big Mike using LPG, IIRC) are the best line sets I've ever used. They are really nice (and slick), e...
by swannie
Sun, Oct 13 2013, 07:00 PM
Forum: Lines
Topic: Quad line sets
Replies: 20
Views: 4484

Re: Quad line sets

BTW, the choice of 120's for team flying was somewhat random. When I wrote the manual and polled various international teams, some were flying on 100's. However, the extra 20' really help if you're flying more than 4 kites and I was flying on iQuad at the time and we were flying on 120's... so I ch...
by swannie
Sat, Oct 12 2013, 06:47 PM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: Lam Hoac kite bag
Replies: 37
Views: 7317

Re: Lam Hoac kite bag

This is a very nice kite bag but I also love to have a new kite so I have to pass on it. Now I still need a kite bag, so it's time to sew. I started last night on it, it was about 11pm and this is what I got so far. When to work with 4 hour of sleep :zzz: http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5329/10083810...
by swannie
Sat, Oct 12 2013, 11:37 AM
Forum: Lines
Topic: Quad line sets
Replies: 20
Views: 4484

Re: Quad line sets

Done. It's sort of odd to be able to edit the options after votes are cast. Hmm. :)
by swannie
Sat, Oct 12 2013, 08:54 AM
Forum: Lines
Topic: Quad line sets
Replies: 20
Views: 4484

Quad line sets

Hey gang, While flying with Xay the yesterday we were discussing shoter line sets (shorter then 120's). I have 3 quad line sets currently, my LPG 120's, then a 85' and 40'-ish. The last two are Shanti lines, and I'd like to replace those with LPG lines so that I can be compatible with other rev flie...
by swannie
Fri, Oct 11 2013, 09:08 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: St. Charles - Friday 10/11/2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1438

Re: St. Charles - Friday 10/11/2013

I had a great time flying with Xay ... TMadz, you going to join us if we do it again next Friday? :)
by swannie
Thu, Oct 10 2013, 09:36 PM
Forum: Sewing
Topic: IKE Fall Winter Sewing Something Session?
Replies: 112
Views: 11177

Re: IKE Fall Sewing Something Session?

TMadz wrote:Swannie, my wife has an extra machine you can use. Give it a try it's not that hard to sew. my concern is the cutting and piecing. There might be a free bag in it for you.


Maybe Shari will let me practice on making her full sail a mid-vent before I attempt on mine ... :-D :-D :-D
by swannie
Thu, Oct 10 2013, 09:21 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: St. Charles - Friday 10/11/2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1438

Re: St. Charles - Friday 10/11/2013

TMadz wrote:oh man! you guys picked the wrong weekend. Scarecrow fest is going on and there is no way I can get there.


We'll just have to do it again the following weekend. :)
by swannie
Thu, Oct 10 2013, 07:14 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: St. Charles - Friday 10/11/2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1438

St. Charles - Friday 10/11/2013

I figured I'd re-post this here since it's buried in the "October club fly" thread... Xay and myself are going to do a little flying tomorrow (Friday) afternoon at 5:00 at the St. Charles soccer fields off of Legacy Blvd in Saint Charles.

The more the merrier. :)

Swannie
by swannie
Thu, Oct 10 2013, 07:11 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: October club fly?
Replies: 69
Views: 6339

Re: October club fly?

Mike wrote:good place for cheap forceps for untying knots...


Scissors are quicker, however, they tend to negatively affect the integrity of line...
by swannie
Thu, Oct 10 2013, 05:59 PM
Forum: Sewing
Topic: IKE Fall Winter Sewing Something Session?
Replies: 112
Views: 11177

Re: IKE Fall Sewing Something Session?

Okay, time to up this one. If this happen I will not be making rok that day, but I will make one kite bag that day. At the end of the day I will giveaway the bag that I make in a drawing. Whoever get there name draw get the bag. Wow! Now we have to make this happen! I'd be interested going just to ...
by swannie
Thu, Oct 10 2013, 01:25 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: October club fly?
Replies: 69
Views: 6339

Re: October club fly?

Ah, that's near one of my favorite stores ... American Science & Surplus. :)

I'll try and join you, that's not too far from me.
by swannie
Thu, Oct 10 2013, 10:33 AM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: October club fly?
Replies: 69
Views: 6339

Re: October club fly?

Is that at Peck and Dean? I might try and join you...
by swannie
Thu, Oct 10 2013, 10:31 AM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MAKE Magazine articles
Replies: 3
Views: 942

Re: MAKE Magazine articles

Looks like it, although I don't remember seeing the vinyl tubing in the one in the article. Here's a video of it in "action" ... sort of... :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7Bru2U8 ... e=youtu.be

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