Monthly Archives: March 2005

More Aerial Photos

The wind has finally started to cooperate so I got a chance to take some more aerial photos. My wife and I are building a new house and we wanted to get some aerial shots of our building lot as the construction progresses. This gallery from March 26th shows the lot with the trees cleared and the surrounding lakes. Today… Read more →

Halifax Citadel Fun Fly

When: Saturday, May 14 2005
Where: Citadel Hill – Halifax
My Role: Organizer
Bring your kite and join us on Citadel Hill for the Halifax Area Recreational Kiters 2nd Annual Fun Fly. The all day event will showcase some of the top kite builders in the Maritimes. See some of the kites at here and here.

Photos from last year’s Fun Fly can be found here

Cheers,
Bill

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10 Point Double Star

I built this kite after seeing a post made by Yvon Hache on the Kitebuilder.com forums. The “Double Star” topic is the most popular topic on the forum with over 47 pages of posts. Ferruh Baysu is the designer of this kite and he provided the auto-cad drawings and plans to all the forum members. Read more →

Double Star – First Flight!

Well today the wind was about 30 Km/H gusting to 40 km/h and I foolishly decided to try and fly my double star… woooo hoooo what a ride. The first challenge was putting the kite together on a soggy field with howling wind and -10c temps. That didn’t stop us though. I hadn’t bridled the kite yet so I did… Read more →

Double Star – It’s Finished!!

Finally the Double Star is complete. I finished off the last of the bottom section late this evening. This kite is really impressive when it’s fully assembled, a full 10 foot diameter!. I haven’t adjusted the tip tension much but it seems that the MKS fittings from Kitebuilder.com will work out fine. Here are the first pictures of the kite… Read more →