Monthly Archives: December 2004

Trinity – UFO

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.

UFO – Quad line flying

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

Circular fun (UFO – Ultimate Fun Object)


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