Well Saturday started very early! Up at 5:00 am out the door by 5:30 and starting my 2.5 hour trek to Dieppe, NB. I arrived just after 8:00 am and the Rotary Park club house was buzzing with excited kite builders. It was nice to see everyone again and of course we had some new faces which is always a bonus. All the usual suspects were there I won’t attempt to name everyone because I am sure I will get some names wrong:(. The workshop venue provides a lot of light, plenty of room and a cozy fire place too After a little socializing and some breakfast it was time to get down to work. The project of the day was to build a 6 foot Circoflex based on Gary Engvall’s plans. Bernie and Peggy worked tirelessly to create all of the kits and modifications. Bernie even went so far as to build a bag for each kite! The main difference from the plan that Gary provides is the type and number of spars. In the workshop kite we used a continuous piece of fiberglass and in the plan it calls for 5 carbon rods. Using the one piece more flexible spar allows the kite to twist into 4 circles and is stored in a 24″ square bag. So in theory you show up at the field and you pull the circoflex out of it’s hand pouch and voila you are ready to fly! Everyone worked very hard and there was plenty of laughter and happy faces. For some this was their first kite building experience ever and it seemed to go very well from them; great.. They’ll be back for sure. By around 5:00 pm everyone was either finished or just had the bridle left to do, and of course there was no wind for our test flight but that never stops a real kite builder
Great turn out, great people, great kite!!
Thanks to the Dieppe Club for having me and a special thanks to Bernie and Peggy for putting this together!
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