Projects

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Bulldog Kite – 75 sq. ft. lifter

Barry Ogeltree (whatakite) on the kitebuilder.com forums offered to cut the fabric and prepare a kit for 50, yep fifty 75 sq. ft. John Waters Bulldog flow form style kites (10 ft wide!). Barry has a huge shop in Texas and has the man power and the space to take on a project like this (Thanks Barry!). After a couple… Read more →

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Fled Mark III – First Flight

Fled MKIII -2 Originally uploaded by wdrwilson. Managed to get out at lunch today to get a few pictures of my newly constructed Fled MK III. I am working with Steve Ferrel from the kitebuilder.com forums to put together an online Fled kite building workshop. This kite is scaled up from the original slightly to more easily handle the 32.5… Read more →

Rainer Hoffman – Bow Kite Part IV

It’s the Easter long weekend and it’s raining… Perfect kite making weather! Finally got back to the Bow Kite today, and managed to finish it. I still have a number of tweaks I want to do but essentially here is what I did. I “borrowed” some 3mm fiberglass from a 6 foot circoflex that I made in Dieppe last fall… Read more →

Rainer Hoffman – Bow Kite

Kitebuilder.com forum member “Erhan” posted a picture of a kite he made from plans published in the German magazine “Kites and Friends”. This kite is designed by Rainer Hoffman and is simply called the “Bow Kite”. Invento-HQ kites has licensed the design and is offering it for sale this season. Based on this website I have started to build a… Read more →

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 →

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 →