Category Archives: UFO

My rendition of Lee Sedgwick’s Ultimate Flying Object

Michael Moore UFO – Indoor Flying

For everyone on the kitebuilder forums

Russ Mozier shot this video on May 30, 2005 of Michael Moore competing in the indoor quad line competition at WIKF (Wildwood International Kite Festival). Michael is flying a Lee Sedgwick UFO as a quad with cool chop-stick handles. You can get a good view of the handles at around the 55 second mark. you can read the Rang-Thang thread on the kitebuilder forums here.

©2005
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The video is about 9 mb and is in wmv (Windows Movie) format. Here is the DivX version of the file.

Cheers,
Bill

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