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by basicbill
Sun, Aug 21 2016, 08:25 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: August 20, Pontiac club fly
Replies: 27
Views: 2365

Re: August 20, Pontiac club fly

My silly time-lapse from today. From about 11 am to 1:40 pm. This was at a five second interval. Next time I'll shoot it with a two second interval.

https://youtu.be/KUfASdictc8
by basicbill
Sun, Aug 21 2016, 06:49 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: August 20, Pontiac club fly
Replies: 27
Views: 2365

Re: August 20, Pontiac club fly

Shari's Cody kite project.
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She got it airborne with some help and one line issue.
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by basicbill
Sun, Aug 21 2016, 06:43 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: August 20, Pontiac club fly
Replies: 27
Views: 2365

Re: August 20, Pontiac club fly

Big Mike's new kite via Jynx. A photo can't do it justice. I call it the "Black Diamond."
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Which one is Mike?
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by basicbill
Fri, Aug 19 2016, 04:51 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: August 20, Pontiac club fly
Replies: 27
Views: 2365

Re: August 20, Pontiac club fly

Sunday... the boss says I can go! See you there.
by basicbill
Fri, Aug 19 2016, 08:38 AM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: August 20, Pontiac club fly
Replies: 27
Views: 2365

Re: August 20, Pontiac club fly

I can probably do Saturday. Weather permitting.
by basicbill
Mon, Aug 08 2016, 11:13 AM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: IKE Retreat 2016?
Replies: 57
Views: 5116

Re: IKE Retreat 2016?

I'll be there.
by basicbill
Tue, Jul 05 2016, 06:05 AM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: IKE Retreat 2016?
Replies: 57
Views: 5116

Re: IKE Retreat 2016?

The IKE Google calendar has shown "?Possible IKE retreat?" for Sep 24 – 25, 2016 for quite a while.
by basicbill
Fri, Jun 17 2016, 03:29 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Club/Fun Fly Pontiac, IL June 19th 10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 991

Re: Club/Fun Fly Pontiac, IL June 19th 10 AM

Dang. Too much to get done this weekend. Maybe next month.

Thanks,

Bill
by basicbill
Sun, Jun 05 2016, 12:41 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Quick fly - Busse Woods - Sun, Jun 5th, 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 689

Re: Quick fly - Busse Woods - Sun, Jun 5th, 2016

Late start due to chores but I'm on my way.

Bill
by basicbill
Sat, May 21 2016, 07:15 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Quick Fly - Busse Woods - Saturday 5-21-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1260

Re: Quick Fly - Busse Woods - Saturday 5-21-2016

Mid-vent winds for a while but by the time Karl showed the wind had dropped and Mark and I were switching to standard sails. Even those had trouble.

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Bill
by basicbill
Sat, May 21 2016, 10:06 AM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Quick Fly - Busse Woods - Saturday 5-21-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1260

Quick Fly - Busse Woods - Saturday 5-21-2016

As the title says. About 12:30 or so. Three of us so far.

Bill
by basicbill
Sat, May 21 2016, 06:55 AM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: 3rd Saturday May, June, July, and August
Replies: 3
Views: 695

Re: 3rd Saturday May, June, July, and August

I have to go out of town on the job Sunday so will fly local so that I can finish up some chores too. Remind us next month. That's a nice location for kite flying there in Pontiac.
by basicbill
Sat, May 07 2016, 02:09 PM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: it's very quiet
Replies: 18
Views: 3010

Re: it's very quiet - Wheaton Kite Fest

The skies cleared after the morning showers so I made a last minute decision to join Steve at the Wheaton Fest. I arrived early to fly in lumpy winds but before the crowds showed up. Which made for even more challenges. IMG_20160507_104938742 (1).jpg Steve had his Shook Mesh out on short lines. IMG_...
by basicbill
Fri, May 06 2016, 07:21 AM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: it's very quiet
Replies: 18
Views: 3010

Re: it's very quiet

If anyone's interested in tomorrow afternoon, Saturday, I should be able to meet up.

And Mark, we've got to get together soon at Busse during the week for an old man's fly.

Bill
by basicbill
Sat, Apr 23 2016, 07:44 AM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: This weekend - 4/16 or 17.
Replies: 25
Views: 3149

Re: This weekend - 4/16 or 17.

FlyingJim wrote:Sorry I've been missing. But a new job finally gives me more time to get flying. Lord knows I need the Rev refresher courses.


Excellent! You're in the Aurora area if I recall. I could probably meet up somewhere tomorrow afternoon for a couple of hours if you're interested.

Bill
by basicbill
Mon, Apr 18 2016, 06:47 PM
Forum: 2016 Kite Festivals
Topic: Hoover, April 23
Replies: 1
Views: 568

Re: Hoover, April 23

I was out there last year on what was, at times, a very low wind day. On one occasion I think the 180GO crew almost backed up to Illinois to keep their Revs airborne. P1010853.jpg P1010844.jpg P1010933.jpg P1010821.jpg Don't think I'll make it this year. (But if I recall they were selling some decen...
by basicbill
Sun, Apr 17 2016, 06:28 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: This weekend - 4/16 or 17.
Replies: 25
Views: 3149

Re: This weekend - 4/16 or 17.

Mike wrote:Still a good looking kite.
Glad that Xay hasn't disappeared. Have either of you been able to make contact with Mark?


Yes, I asked Xay to call him. He did and reported, "he's good."

Bill
by basicbill
Sun, Apr 17 2016, 04:13 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: This weekend - 4/16 or 17.
Replies: 25
Views: 3149

Re: This weekend - 4/16 or 17.

In the thermal gusts the wind went up to about 8 mph. Otherwise it was light and variable. Good day for that slow backwards walk then floating forward to gain ground. This is my lightest wind kite. With a set of diamond rods in it. Flew it on 80 foot lines. Spiro Rev.jpg And that's my new Honda HR-V...
by basicbill
Sun, Apr 17 2016, 01:05 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: This weekend - 4/16 or 17.
Replies: 25
Views: 3149

Re: This weekend - 4/16 or 17.

I'm probably going to run over to STC East Side park at about 2 pm. Maybe for about an hour. Longer if anyone else shows.
Wind coming up a bit but still about 6 mph.

Bill

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