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November 9 & 10 flying . . . .

Posted: Mon, Nov 04 2013, 08:49 PM
by goestoeleven
Hello all . . . time for a new thread. We have two events this coming weekend.

1) November 9 - Wisconsin Kiters will be flying at Veteran's Park in Milwaukee for the Veteran's Day parade. Anybody up for a road trip? I think Say is going, and there's an outside chance that I will be able to go (depending on kid's events). In theory I'm supposed to be camping with David . . . . but it's probably our last chance to fly with Jynx before she turns into a snowbird & heads south for the winter.

2) November 10 - Champaign - IKE club fly. I'm planning to go to this one! I think the maps link (above) has the park where we usually fly marked already.

Re: November 9 & 10 flying . . . .

Posted: Tue, Nov 05 2013, 06:14 AM
by Mike
I'll bug Ben to see if we'll have samples of the new Revs by this weekend.

Re: November 9 & 10 flying . . . .

Posted: Tue, Nov 05 2013, 06:13 PM
by prairierose
I'm game for the 10th

Re: November 9 & 10 flying . . . .

Posted: Tue, Nov 05 2013, 06:26 PM
by swannie
Mike wrote:I'll bug Ben to see if we'll have samples of the new Revs by this weekend.


Not to high-jack the thread (but I guess I am) what's the advantage/difference to the "New York Minute" Revs? Is it a different panel layout? Is it just a visual thing?

And just to keep it relevant to the thread, I'm 95% go for the 10th.

Re: November 9 & 10 flying . . . .

Posted: Tue, Nov 05 2013, 06:32 PM
by goestoeleven
Here's a link to a thread with pix of the NY Minute

It's a different panel layout - and the venting might be more evenly spread for the vented versions. I like the look of the panel patterns based on the pictures. It will be good to see them in person.

Back on topic . . . .

Re: November 9 & 10 flying . . . .

Posted: Tue, Nov 05 2013, 07:31 PM
by Mike
They have different amounts of venting from the standard. The set of four ranges from a solid sail, to less than a mid vent, to slightly more than a mid vent, to somewhere between a full and extra vent.

Vented kites are much easier to control and I'm particularly interested in the how the less-than-a-mid-vent flies. I'm wondering how it does in 5mph and up.

Re: November 9 & 10 flying . . . .

Posted: Tue, Nov 05 2013, 07:32 PM
by Mike
Oh, Ben says he's still waiting for the center panels to be printed. I'll post here on Saturday if the kites come in time for Sunday's fly.

Re: November 9 & 10 flying . . . .

Posted: Tue, Nov 05 2013, 07:56 PM
by swannie
Mike wrote:... how the less-than-a-mid-vent flies.


I can see why Ben went with "New York Minute" ... that's a much catchier name. :)

Re: November 9 & 10 flying . . . .

Posted: Tue, Nov 05 2013, 11:50 PM
by Jynx
Hope to see some of you at the Veterans Honor Fly on Saturday! :up:

...Please remember we will be flying Red, White, and Blue kites as a tribute to the Veterans!

Re: November 9 & 10 flying . . . .

Posted: Thu, Nov 07 2013, 01:39 PM
by Mike
At the club fly on the 10th (Champaign), I'll have the IKE shirts and Hoodies that folks ordered.

Re: November 9 & 10 flying . . . .

Posted: Thu, Nov 07 2013, 03:08 PM
by Shari
Nice warm sweatshirt!!!! See you Sunday!

Re: November 9 & 10 flying . . . .

Posted: Thu, Nov 07 2013, 09:23 PM
by goestoeleven
Saturday, I'm pretty sure you have to get to Vets before 10 am (I think they shut down the roads by 10:30 or 10:45).

What time Sunday?

Anybody thought about car pooling for either event?

FYI, if I go Saturday, I will probably not stay for dinner . . . . although my track record (and waistline) tends to show a bias to staying for food (and the Wisconsin Kiters are such a darn nice group it's hard to leave early).

Re: November 9 & 10 flying . . . .

Posted: Fri, Nov 08 2013, 12:40 AM
by Jynx
goestoeleven wrote:Saturday, I'm pretty sure you have to get to Vets before 10 am (I think they shut down the roads by 10:30 or 10:45).

What time Sunday?

Anybody thought about car pooling for either event?

FYI, if I go Saturday, I will probably not stay for dinner . . . . although my track record (and waistline) tends to show a bias to staying for food (and the Wisconsin Kiters are such a darn nice group it's hard to leave early).


There are also some expressway ramp closings due to construction...I suggest you check the internet regarding possible closing for your individual route. :shock:
A few WKC members will be setting up as early as 8am (I probably won't arrive until around noon).
WKC members will be going-out for dinner following the event...All are welcome of course!!! :up: (and YES, like you IKEers, we are a darn nice group...Too!)

FYI ~ The parade route and cross streets will close at approximately 10:45 AM. The parade lasts 1-1.5 hours. The streets reopen as the last unit in the parade passes that point. The last unit in the parade usually passes the War Memorial between 1:00 and 1:30 PM.

Parade route:
4th and Kilbourn east to Plankinton
Plankinton south to Wells
East on Wells to Prospect
South on Prospect to the Mason Street Bridge
Mason Street Bridge past the War Memorial and into Veterans Park

Re: November 9 & 10 flying . . . .

Posted: Fri, Nov 08 2013, 08:05 PM
by swannie
goestoeleven wrote:

What time Sunday?

Anybody thought about car pooling for either event?


I wouldn't be opposed ... I can take 3 in my car ... 4 if I take the car seat out.

Re: November 9 & 10 flying . . . .

Posted: Fri, Nov 08 2013, 08:39 PM
by goestoeleven
Saturday or Sunday? Or both? I'm (sort of) on your way . . . . and/or I can meet you at an exit off I-88

Re: November 9 & 10 flying . . . .

Posted: Fri, Nov 08 2013, 09:13 PM
by swannie
goestoeleven wrote:Saturday or Sunday? Or both? I'm (sort of) on your way . . . . and/or I can meet you at an exit off I-88


Sunday ... Was just looking at Waze, and it seems to think Rt. 47 is the best route there instead of 57. Is there some major construction on 57 or something?

TMadz? Interesting in joining our caravan?

Do we have a time for Sunday yet?

Re: November 9 & 10 flying . . . .

Posted: Fri, Nov 08 2013, 10:14 PM
by goestoeleven
I take 355>>80>>57, and it works out just fine. There's some minor construction on 57 near Kankakee, and I think some more near Champaign, but nothing that really impacts travel time. I can meet you at a parking lot near Naperville Road or Winfield Road if those work for you. I think from there it's about 160 miles . . . . so . . . . a bit over two hours (no comments from Jynx please!), with a couple slower spots along the way. You'll have to tell me what time that means you want to leave / return.

We can split the cost of gas & tolls . . . 300 miles round trip is a full tank for me, and I'm guessing the same for your vehicle, so I'm fine with chipping in to cover the costs. I think it's another $5-6 in tolls.

Re: November 9 & 10 flying . . . .

Posted: Sat, Nov 09 2013, 07:51 AM
by swannie
Works for me. The AMC 30 (or what ever it is now) at 88 and Winfiled might be a good place to park a car for a day, but if Naperville Rd. is more convenient that's fine too, I've got to pass by both of them. :)

Re: November 9 & 10 flying . . . .

Posted: Sat, Nov 09 2013, 08:09 AM
by TMadz
swannie wrote:TMadz? Interesting in joining our caravan?

Do we have a time for Sunday yet?


Sorry. No time Sunday. I'm going to try to head to the school yard after lunch Saturday. Catch some winds with the vented.

Re: November 9 & 10 flying . . . .

Posted: Sat, Nov 09 2013, 08:17 AM
by swannie
Ah, so you're not going to make it down to the club fly in Champaign on Sunday?

I can't make it out to the school today, unfortunately...