Monthly Archives: August 2004

H.A.R.K. 98 Kite arch

In the early spring of this year I met Gary Mark of the Toronto Kite Fliers. We quickly hit it off and were conversing about all things kite related and in particular Gary’s efforts towards the CKF. During one of our conversations we got on the subject of kite arches and that the TKF had as a club aqquired a… Read more →

The Orange – My First Stunt Kite

This past winter I really wanted to try my hand a building a stunt kite. The best plans that I could find that really showed the building process were the plans for the Orange found at WildKite.net. I will add more here laterbut for now here are some photos of the kite during the building process and a pic of… Read more →

DragonFly

Back in April of this year I started to discover fighter kites; specifically North American fighter kites. First here is a little background on North American Fighters. All fighter kites operate on the same premis when flying the kite the kite will travel in the direction the nose of the kite is pointed. When slack is given to the line… Read more →

229 kites fill sky

Quote from the Halifax Herald, Friday September 3, 1999 Upper Kingsburg – The sky over a Lunenburg County beach was filled with every colour of the rainbow and then some on Thursday as 229 kites caught the breeze in memory of those who died on Swissair Flight 111 a year ago. Kites In Memory was literally a dream come true… Read more →

Crazy Kiters!!

Here is a video of a guy who that it was a good idea to try and jump with his kite. While kite jumping is pretty common (and unsafe) this guy takes it to a whole new level!! You have to watch to beleive.. Click here for the video—–> Kite jumper –Bill Read more →

KAP by Yvon Hache

Just heard from Yvon Hache from the Dieppe Sky-Lines kite club. Yvon has taken some of his first KAP (kite aerial photography) shots. You can follow Yvon’s progress with his KAP rig on the kitebuilder forums here. The subject of Yvon’s photos is the new sports field complex that is being built in Dieppe, N.B. A portion of this facility… Read more →

Dal Kap Project

During the 2003-2004 semesters at Dalhousie university 4 undergraduate engineering students were looking for an inexpensive way to take aerial photographs. After some scientific/cost analysis of the different options they decided that using a kite would be the best way to accomplish this task. There is more information on the students web site here. The teams aerial photos are beautiful!… Read more →

Latest kite – Mini Mock Form

I finished a new kite on Wednesday. It’s a 20 sq ft Mini Mock form. The Mock Form was designed by Don Mock of the Pacific North West in the U.S. I used plans that I found on Pete Schmidts site . I used the drawings from Pete’s plan and created full size templates in visio. here is the completed… Read more →