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*TRADITIONAL KITE*

Posted: Sun, Sep 09 2007, 12:07 AM
by Hector Herrera
After a long tough, I decided to go ahead and do this colorfull kite. It will make it's debut tomorrow at Seal Beach, CA. in memory of:

Memorial Kite Fly to Celebrate the Life of Monty Weston- Sept 9th 1:00PM to 5 PM

Where: Seal Beach, California (Ocean Avenue & Main Street)

On the beach, North/Right side of the Seal Beach Pier (looking at the pier from Ocean)



Though titled “Memorials,â€

Re: *TRADITIONAL KITE*

Posted: Mon, Oct 01 2007, 09:58 AM
by Hector Herrera
Traditional kite has been "MODERNISED"... :shock: I replaced the long bamboo sticks with P90 skyshark spars, and I found a way to make the center easy accessable for an easy assembly. IT WORKS JUST FINE. with the new changes I can set up the kite in a minute, and up in the air. It flies very smooth... :up:

Re: *TRADITIONAL KITE*

Posted: Mon, Oct 01 2007, 10:45 AM
by Mike
nice!
How big is it?

Here's an old hexagon shaped kite of mine. I used 4' wood dowels for the spars, so it is 4' wide. The spars just cross over in the middle and pass thru a loop of line. The bridle is attached to the top two corners and the center loop of line.


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Re: *TRADITIONAL KITE*

Posted: Mon, Oct 01 2007, 11:05 AM
by Hector Herrera
nice!
How big is it?

Here's an old hexagon shaped kite of mine. The spars just cross over in the middle and pass thru a loop of line.


It is 5 feet wide. The cross over you mention, is what I eliminated with the center device, wich is 1 1/2" OD, with ferrules to hold the spars, wich are 2' and 4 1/2" for a total width of 5'
I really like the center, is easier for assembly and transportation. When I fold the kite it's only 2 and a half feet wide, easy to put away.
Bridle is the same.

Re: *TRADITIONAL KITE*

Posted: Mon, Oct 01 2007, 05:16 PM
by Hector Herrera

Re: *TRADITIONAL KITE*

Posted: Mon, Oct 01 2007, 06:18 PM
by Mike
Nice video. I like the trick of knocking over those cones.