Portfolio

Kites I have built

Angelina!

“Angelina” is a kite I built after being inspired by the works of Olivier Reymond of Switzerland and “kelvin” from the kitebuilder.com forums. I have been looking for a way to transform photographs into easily appliqued images for sometime now and I think I have finally hit on a solution. I have often seen posterized photgraphs of faces and wondered… Read more →

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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 →

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… Read more →

Butterfly – Papillon

In November 2004 I saw an interesting kite design. The Papillon, designed by Alain Micquiaux and manufactured by Atelier Kites, was being flown by Ted Gaudet, who just returned from the Dieppe International Kite festival in France. I thought this looked great and flew beautifully. The butterfly glides gracefully and if you pull or tug the line the butterfly beats… 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 →