some interesting looking quads

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some interesting looking quads

Postby Mike » Wed, Sep 14 2011, 05:25 PM

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This one really is a single, quad-lined, kite
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More here:
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Re: some interesting looking quads

Postby Darkspark » Wed, Sep 14 2011, 06:11 PM

I like the top one, looks kinda like a butterfly. The bottom one just makes my head hurt. Wonder how the top one flys?

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Re: some interesting looking quads

Postby goestoeleven » Thu, Sep 15 2011, 12:01 AM

Nice kites (along with a bunch of the others on the fb link). I'm guessing the top kite spins like crazy. Thinking about flying forward or reverse makes my head hurt because . . . . which is which when it's in the air? Mark built a small double diamond kite, and the only way you can tell which way is up is he painted "this end up" on the sails. Doesn't mean I would pass up a chance to fly it though.

If I'm getting the facebook link right, the second kite is by Alden Miller - and I think he shows up on revkites pretty frequently. I'll bet that one would be interesting to fly as well. Plus I like the sense of humor implicit in that kite. At least, that's my interpretation of the design.

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Re: some interesting looking quads

Postby Jeepster » Thu, Sep 15 2011, 05:23 AM

Yes, the second kite was made by Alden. He first saw one like it at Treasure Island, took lots of pictures and measurements, then proceeded to modify it to suit his desires. He flew it at WSIKF this year. Told you WSIKF was too big to see everything!!!

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Re: some interesting looking quads

Postby goestoeleven » Thu, Sep 15 2011, 08:36 PM

Jeepster wrote:Yes, the second kite was made by Alden. He first saw one like it at Treasure Island, took lots of pictures and measurements, then proceeded to modify it to suit his desires. He flew it at WSIKF this year. Told you WSIKF was too big to see everything!!!

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Yeah, you are right about it being too big - I missed 85%-90% of WSIKF. I never saw that kite in the sky. And my focus on Revs kept me down on the Rev field to the point where I only made a few trips up to the main areas - pretty much only for food and drink . . . and drink disposal. So, I missed a lot of the mass ascensions, and was mostly looking at the big kites from far away (and not that often either because the prevailing wind was away from the main areas). That's OK though . . . now I have more reasons to go back.

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Re: some interesting looking quads

Postby Mike » Tue, Apr 24 2012, 06:15 PM

I love that kite too.

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Re: some interesting looking quads

Postby Darkspark » Tue, Apr 24 2012, 09:00 PM

Never heard of it or seen it until now, And now I have another kite I have to get. You guys make me broke. :guns:

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Re: some interesting looking quads

Postby whateverkites » Wed, Jan 16 2013, 03:14 PM

Thanx for sharing one of my creations... This is a picture of prototype custom Petit Cravate d'Arc. It has batten pockets in the center fabric of the wings. checkout facebook/whateverkites for other variations. One of the IKE members recently purchased a Petit Cravate d'Arc. :O) I am also working on some glider kite designs. Keep it flying high!
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Re: some interesting looking quads

Postby illescasd » Wed, Jan 16 2013, 07:32 PM

I bought my bow tie quad from Senor Adams (Whatever Kites), and flew it on Montrose Beach. I've been considering getting a larger version (hint).

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