Dragonfly Micro Kite

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illescasd
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Dragonfly Micro Kite

Postby illescasd » Sat, Jan 12 2013, 10:12 PM

Hi everyone,

This morning the wind gods were smiling, and the branches dancing, so I went to the airfield. As usual, I had a blast and my slides are getting better (finally). I found something on the other side of the spectrum... Microkites. I got this micro dragonfly, and it really flies,,, like a dragonfly. I had alot of fun with this little guy.

See everyone soon,

David
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"Don't bend the spoon, bend the space around it,,,"

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Mike
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Re: Dragonfly Micro Kite

Postby Mike » Sun, Jan 13 2013, 07:53 AM

What a cool looking kite!

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Re: Dragonfly Micro Kite

Postby goestoeleven » Sun, Jan 13 2013, 12:29 PM

Nice! Plus you can really shrink your flying field requirements down with a kite that size. Now I'll have to make some micro stakes for the micro kites!

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Re: Dragonfly Micro Kite

Postby Mike » Sun, Jan 13 2013, 01:31 PM

goestoeleven wrote:... Now I'll have to make some micro stakes for the micro kites!

:up:

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Re: Dragonfly Micro Kite

Postby Dennis Becraft » Sat, Jun 15 2013, 03:31 PM

I'm guessing the tail has to be that long for it to fly stably, right?
Is it or can it be made from 3 pieces of clear plastic as it appears?

I've been fantasizing about making a dragonfly with wings that rotate
along their long axes. If made of clear plastic they may resemble the
blurred wings of an actual dragonfly in flight.

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Re: Dragonfly Micro Kite

Postby Darkspark » Sat, Jun 15 2013, 04:58 PM

That thing is cool. If I am not mistaken Donna H. made a micro kite using a real pair of butterfly wings. I think she won a category at convention last year.


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