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by Drachenschwanz
Tue, Aug 07 2007, 08:46 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: IKE Family Picnic
Replies: 43
Views: 7770

Re: IKE Family Picnic

[strike]The three of us are planning on attending as well.[/strike]

update: The three of us are not planning on attending. I've just been informed of other obligations of which I wasn't aware!
by Drachenschwanz
Sat, Aug 04 2007, 10:00 PM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clouds
Replies: 2
Views: 951

Re: Clouds

Very cool!

I like driving in big open spaces and watching the shadows of the clouds chase each other over the landscape.
by Drachenschwanz
Mon, Jun 18 2007, 10:48 PM
Forum: 2007 Kite Festivals
Topic: The Grandest Haven
Replies: 95
Views: 21156

Re: The Grandest Haven

Didja see Draftnik, the penguins are famous! Now if I can just get Mrs. Drachenschwanz to get her's done......
by Drachenschwanz
Wed, Jun 06 2007, 12:07 AM
Forum: Forum Enhancements
Topic: *Birthdays*
Replies: 10
Views: 3455

Re: *Birthdays*

Happy Birthday! :-D
by Drachenschwanz
Mon, Jun 04 2007, 12:36 PM
Forum: Completed Creations
Topic: Rotor Part 2
Replies: 3
Views: 2013

Re: Rotor Part 2

Yup, that's it. I changed a few things on mine: 1) Instead of taping the axis spar to the "wing" I made a pocked out of the seam between the two colors used for that oval. 2) Instead of cutting a slit in the "ear" I hot cut the fabric down the center and overlapped them by a quar...
by Drachenschwanz
Mon, Jun 04 2007, 09:16 AM
Forum: Completed Creations
Topic: Rotor Part 2
Replies: 3
Views: 2013

Rotor Part 2

The bigger spool/lawnmower looking kite needs to be re-worked with bigger spars so I decided to start with a simpler rotor and see if I could actually get something to fly...It did! Now it just needs to be tricked out with lights. The plans came from Anthony's Kite Workshop. It was a little odd maki...
by Drachenschwanz
Thu, May 17 2007, 09:13 PM
Forum: Not Kites
Topic: Avatar
Replies: 13
Views: 2982

Re: Avatar

Hey Jack,
If you'd like, you can email me with the picture (or pictures) and I'll change it and send it back.

I'm at rkh197@aol.com
by Drachenschwanz
Thu, May 17 2007, 08:10 PM
Forum: Not Kites
Topic: Avatar
Replies: 13
Views: 2982

Re: Avatar

The only way to reduce the file size is to reduce the picture size. If you want to keep your original, save the reduced size picture under a different name that way you'll have both. Photoshop is a great program but it takes a while to learn. You can go into the atributes and make changes on the can...
by Drachenschwanz
Thu, May 17 2007, 09:55 AM
Forum: Plans
Topic: Ripstop Rotor Type Kite
Replies: 19
Views: 7865

Re: Ripstop Rotor Type Kite

We're having issues, my kite and me! I think I went too far in reducing weight, the thing actually flew but it basically flattens itself out in the wind and flops around. I'm hoping that it's the 20mph winds outside right now and not a total failure! I also can't get it to actually rotate....I think...
by Drachenschwanz
Wed, May 16 2007, 08:49 PM
Forum: Not Kites
Topic: Avatar
Replies: 13
Views: 2982

Re: Avatar

Hi Jack, The quickest and easiest way is to open the picture in Paint (if you are using windows) hit ctrl-w (keyboard shortcut you can also go to the menu bar, select Image and click on stretch/skew). Enter a enter number less than 100 in the boxes for "stretch"(the same number in both box...
by Drachenschwanz
Wed, May 16 2007, 09:37 AM
Forum: Plans
Topic: Ripstop Rotor Type Kite
Replies: 19
Views: 7865

Re: Ripstop Rotor Type Kite

Work on the spool progresses. I thought I was almost done....till it actually got in the wind. It needs some tweaking....lots and lots of tweaking! http://www.ikeclub.org/Forums/album/777a70a49c814d0e243b041c093f3426.jpg The curve tends to collapse when the wind hits it from the convex side. Propose...
by Drachenschwanz
Thu, May 10 2007, 09:45 PM
Forum: Plans
Topic: Ripstop Rotor Type Kite
Replies: 19
Views: 7865

Re: Ripstop Rotor Type Kite

Knoted4ever,

Do you see a theme forming here?
by Drachenschwanz
Thu, May 10 2007, 12:21 AM
Forum: Plans
Topic: Ripstop Rotor Type Kite
Replies: 19
Views: 7865

Re: Ripstop Rotor Type Kite

kiteguy,

Yup, I should have said 30" diameter. :oops: Hey, since I have your ear on the subject, do you think I could skip the spreader if I put a long enough bridle on it? I have no idea if it will even fly yet and I'm looking to conserve weight wherever possible!
by Drachenschwanz
Wed, May 09 2007, 10:10 PM
Forum: Plans
Topic: Ripstop Rotor Type Kite
Replies: 19
Views: 7865

Re: Ripstop Rotor Type Kite

Got my first end done! Making the pattern was quite a trip! The lines attach on each end where the central spindle sticks out. I'm hoping that three or four inches of clearance is enough to keep the lines off of the disk. http://www.ikeclub.org/Forums/album_pic.php?pic_id=878&full=true&user_...
by Drachenschwanz
Wed, May 09 2007, 10:30 AM
Forum: Plans
Topic: Ripstop Rotor Type Kite
Replies: 19
Views: 7865

Ripstop Rotor Type Kite

I'm in the process of building a kite based on a picture I saw on Anthony's Kite Workshop http://www.cit.gu.edu.au/~anthony/kites/rotor/photos/dieppe_rotor.jpg This is the project I was wanting to light up. I had a Styrofoam rotor that I hooked up with LEDs from an old computer and a coin battery an...
by Drachenschwanz
Tue, May 08 2007, 06:38 PM
Forum: 2007 Kite Festivals
Topic: Kites over Lake Storey
Replies: 24
Views: 6878

Re: Kites Over Lake Storey

Here are a few more pix of the fabled Jellyfish in all her(?) glory:
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by Drachenschwanz
Mon, May 07 2007, 09:07 AM
Forum: 2007 Kite Festivals
Topic: Kites over Lake Storey
Replies: 24
Views: 6878

Re: Kites Over Lake Storey

I posted some pix from Lake Storey in my album. Didn't get them up yesterday 'cause I fell asleep at 10:00pm.

I usually do my best work between 10 and 12!
by Drachenschwanz
Sun, May 06 2007, 12:02 AM
Forum: 2007 Kite Festivals
Topic: Kites over Lake Storey
Replies: 24
Views: 6878

Re: Kites Over Lake Storey

Saturday at Galesburg was great. The day started out with some iffy winds but if you got above the tree line you found some clear wind. I had my delta up most of the day and it was cool to watch people stop and stare as it went from ground to 150 feet up just in a few seconds. It's always neat to se...
by Drachenschwanz
Wed, May 02 2007, 04:18 PM
Forum: Fabric, Spars and Fittings
Topic: Electricity And Lights
Replies: 13
Views: 3830

Re: Electricity And Lights

Draftnik, here's a cheap version of your flaming kite/balloons on Ebay.

You could get one of these and copy it three or four hundred times for Grand Haven! :clap :-D :clap
by Drachenschwanz
Sat, Apr 28 2007, 10:10 PM
Forum: 2007 Kite Festivals
Topic: Decatur Kite Festival
Replies: 50
Views: 11814

Re: Decatur Kite Festival

Sounds like you Decatur a real success! Wish we could be there, the weather up here is perfect but I was trapped inside all day doing geek stuff on the computer.

Hope Sunday goes as well for y'all!

Somebody throw an SLK up for me!

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