Friday, April 24th

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makatakam
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Friday, April 24th

Postby makatakam » Fri, Apr 24 2015, 07:14 PM

Flew my 135-gram home-made today in wind I would estimate at 0.5 to 1.0 mph that was quite smooth. Finally was able to get the wind I needed to make the bridle adjustments that it needed and test the results. One more tweak to make at home and it'll be good to go. I forgot to bring the camera again, but here's a photo from when I first built it. Since then it has accumulated some wear and tear and a belt-loop type leading edge to serve the same purpose as the leading edge mesh on a Rev.
Will post photo of finished kite after the next time I fly it.

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MARK

"...it's a fair wind blowin' warm, out of the south over my shoulder, guess I'll set a course and go." CSN&Y

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Re: Friday, April 24th

Postby basicbill » Fri, Apr 24 2015, 07:56 PM

If I recall, I got a chance to fly this kite at the IKE retreat last year. Even in my unskilled hands it was quite the low wind flyer.

Bill

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Re: Friday, April 24th

Postby goestoeleven » Fri, Apr 24 2015, 08:30 PM

Pretty sure it has helium filled rods . . . .

Glad you got out to fly.

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Re: Friday, April 24th

Postby makatakam » Sat, Apr 25 2015, 02:03 AM

goestoeleven wrote:Pretty sure it has helium filled rods . . . .

Glad you got out to fly.


Hydrogen, gonna blow like the Hindenberg when she goes.
MARK

"...it's a fair wind blowin' warm, out of the south over my shoulder, guess I'll set a course and go." CSN&Y


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