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Contemplating flying this weekend . . .

Posted: Thu, Mar 17 2016, 08:53 PM
by goestoeleven
So I'm feeling pretty crappy today, but if I feel better by the weekend, and the weather is good, I might get out to fly. Finished the swallowtail delta from UMake, so I'd like to get that in the air. Any takers?

Re: Contemplating flying this weekend . . .

Posted: Thu, Mar 17 2016, 08:58 PM
by basicbill
I can probably do Sunday.

Bill

Re: Contemplating flying this weekend . . .

Posted: Thu, Mar 17 2016, 09:54 PM
by goestoeleven
Yeah, right now that's looking better for weather in the afternoon, but the forecast has been back & forth on precip.

Re: Contemplating flying this weekend . . .

Posted: Sun, Mar 20 2016, 11:27 AM
by basicbill
I'll probably be at STC East Side Sport Complex (It is open.) at about 1:30 this afternoon for about an hour if I'm by my lonesome.
I can possibly be talked into a change of location if anyone has suggestions and wants to meet.

Bill

Re: Contemplating flying this weekend . . .

Posted: Sun, Mar 20 2016, 11:36 AM
by goestoeleven
Not sure where else to go. Thoughts?

Re: Contemplating flying this weekend . . .

Posted: Sun, Mar 20 2016, 11:41 AM
by basicbill
goestoeleven wrote:Not sure where else to go. Thoughts?


That park in Sugar Grove?

Re: Contemplating flying this weekend . . .

Posted: Sun, Mar 20 2016, 04:43 PM
by basicbill
Where was da rest o yuz guys?

Steve had the maiden flight of his UMake made swallowtail delta. Once aloft it was a strong flyer and never came down until the end of the day.

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Then my wife, Karen showed up and grabbed my camera. DuKane style flying!
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Wind generally about 10 to 15 mph.
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Bill

Re: Contemplating flying this weekend . . .

Posted: Sun, Mar 20 2016, 04:44 PM
by basicbill
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Re: Contemplating flying this weekend . . .

Posted: Sun, Mar 20 2016, 04:56 PM
by goestoeleven
Awesome pics Bill, thanks for posting.

Re: Contemplating flying this weekend . . .

Posted: Mon, Mar 21 2016, 07:45 AM
by Mike
Thanks for the pics.
Steve, that kite turned out great! Looks really nice in the sky.

Re: Contemplating flying this weekend . . .

Posted: Mon, Mar 21 2016, 09:21 AM
by goestoeleven
Mike wrote:Thanks for the pics.
Steve, that kite turned out great! Looks really nice in the sky.


Thanks! I'm pretty happy with it. Lots of hemming to make the tails.

Re: Contemplating flying this weekend . . .

Posted: Mon, Mar 21 2016, 10:10 AM
by Mike
That's the first thing that occurred to me when I saw those long tails !

Re: Contemplating flying this weekend . . .

Posted: Mon, Mar 21 2016, 01:30 PM
by goestoeleven
40 feet x 2 x 2 sides. 160 feet of hemming. It went surprisingly quickly - I didn't prefold or anything, just started out holding the fabric & sewing. It's not perfect, but it's done (and I'm not competing in any kite building competitions). Done is better than perfect for the kites I build.

Re: Contemplating flying this weekend . . .

Posted: Tue, Mar 22 2016, 08:16 AM
by Mike
Done is better than perfect for the kites I build.

Same here :up:
Welcome to the 100' kite club. The stitching always looks good when the kite is 100 feet up!