The wind was finally here today and I was able to fly the Trinity YFO. The wind speed was about 30 km/h + gusts so I was a little worried. Continue reading
A great 7 minute segment on KAP was recently on “Daily Planet” that airs on the Discovery Channel in Canada. The segment featured Chris Benton and Scott Haefner and their kites and kap rigs The segment was very informative and if anyone is interested in viewing the segment you can get the webcast here.
Last night my wife and I tried to get some pictures of the kite in flight. It was after midnight, cold and there was zero wind. However we managed to get some pretty cool pictures of the new kite. Continue reading
This kite is an idea I came up with after building a UFO based on Lee Sedgwick’s design. Rich Durant started us off on the “Rang Thang” concept on the kitebuilder.com forums. This kite is built by taking three Rang Thang/UFO kite skins and intersecting them at 60 degrees which creates a trianglular cellular kite. The photo on the left shows the kite with a long fuzzy tail but the kite will fly just as well with out it.
Finally received a photo of the awards ceremony from Kitefest 2004. This is a shot of me, my second place trophy and my Ultra-light Hummingbird Rokkaku.
I went out at lunch today with my new YFO/UFO/Airyo-ish kite and had a go at flying it as a quad. The kite performed much better than I expected and there are lot’s of areas to tweak. I attached the with 90 degrees between each tow point. ( 11 and 2, 5 and 8 on the face of a clock). There wasn’t much wind but it performed very well.. Turning is a little weird; the kite is round which makes it difficult to tell which end is up . Continue reading
Rich Durant from Oregon posted a topic on the kitebuilder.com forums about Lee Sedgwick’s latest creation, the
YFO(correction Lee emailed me to say that the new kite is called the UFO – Ultimate Fun Object). The UFO took home the most innovative award at the AKA Convention in Seaside Oregon this year. The disc shaped kite/toy is about 46″ in diameter and can be flown in quad-line, single line and no-wind single line configurations. Continue reading