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by makatakam
Sat, May 21 2016, 10:40 AM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Quick Fly - Busse Woods - Saturday 5-21-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 5062

Re: Quick Fly - Busse Woods - Saturday 5-21-2016

I know you're watching, Steve. I can feel you lurking in the shadows. Come out to play.
by makatakam
Fri, May 13 2016, 11:17 AM
Forum: 2016 Kite Festivals
Topic: Ty Warner Park, Westmont, Il - Sun, May 15th
Replies: 1
Views: 1825

Ty Warner Park, Westmont, Il - Sun, May 15th

Is anyone planning to attend?
by makatakam
Mon, May 09 2016, 05:20 PM
Forum: 2016 Kite Festivals
Topic: Fair Oak Farm - Saturday May 14
Replies: 2
Views: 2221

Re: Fair Oak Farm - Saturday May 14

I used to date a lush, and it was good. Never flew a kite on her.

Would this be the next best thing?
by makatakam
Fri, May 06 2016, 08:20 AM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: it's very quiet
Replies: 18
Views: 11058

Re: it's very quiet

basicbill wrote:If anyone's interested in tomorrow afternoon, Saturday, I should be able to meet up.

And Mark, we've got to get together soon at Busse during the week for an old man's fly.

Bill


Saturday or Sunday maybe others could join us if anyone is available.
by makatakam
Thu, May 05 2016, 01:07 AM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: it's very quiet
Replies: 18
Views: 11058

Re: it's very quiet

Now we'we compwetewy off twack.
by makatakam
Wed, May 04 2016, 11:38 PM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: it's very quiet
Replies: 18
Views: 11058

Re: it's very quiet

Pwease, in the spiwit of this thwead, weplwace aww the audibwe aws and ews with the wettew w.

Thank you.
by makatakam
Tue, May 03 2016, 09:44 AM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: it's very quiet
Replies: 18
Views: 11058

Re: it's very quiet

Pewhaps we should go ask Awice to join us. I heaw she's good.
by makatakam
Mon, May 02 2016, 08:23 PM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: it's very quiet
Replies: 18
Views: 11058

Re: it's very quiet

Elmer said "Be vewy, vewy quiet". So we were. I hope this is helpful. How long do you think we can keep this thread going?

I've been out once this year. I'm vewy vewy wusty.
by makatakam
Sun, Feb 14 2016, 11:30 AM
Forum: Quad Line Kites
Topic: Revolution reflex?
Replies: 42
Views: 25679

Re: Revolution reflex?

If that's all that wire does, then it's over-kill. You can achieve the face-down launch using a section of pool-noodle or pipe insulation.
by makatakam
Wed, Feb 03 2016, 08:29 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Kite Party
Replies: 20
Views: 10056

Re: Kite Party

Which hotel are you staying at? Thinking about going. Got to be warmer than here.
by makatakam
Fri, Jan 29 2016, 11:43 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: January 30 forecast - partly sunny, 48F @ 2pm
Replies: 12
Views: 5986

Re: January 30 forecast - partly sunny, 48F @ 2pm

I was thinking about it, but unfortunately must be at the shop on Saturday. Might fly at Meinecke Park behind the house on Sunday if the weather stays good.
by makatakam
Wed, Jan 27 2016, 08:12 PM
Forum: Quad Line Kites
Topic: Revolution reflex?
Replies: 42
Views: 25679

Re: Revolution reflex?

after speaking to David at TI he told me there is a small "spring" or some such thing that "reflexes" in light to no wind so that the sail basically flattens out and floats until wind becomes more apparent. Make sense? Actually, the opposite of what you said would make sense: so...
by makatakam
Mon, Jan 18 2016, 04:58 PM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moving day...
Replies: 10
Views: 6640

Re: Moving day...

Sad to see you go. Best of luck and the greatest of winds in your new home.

You may be leaving physically, but that does not mean you must leave the forum. Stay in touch and tell us about your new flying fields.
by makatakam
Tue, Jan 12 2016, 10:12 PM
Forum: Quad Line Kites
Topic: Revolution reflex?
Replies: 42
Views: 25679

Re: Revolution reflex?

I'm guessing a three-dimensional sail that will also shape-shift to a small extent to adjust for force variables in the wind. I've got a similar project underway, but Rev's design appears to be light years beyond what I'm doing.
by makatakam
Sun, Dec 20 2015, 11:40 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Rev II Fly - December 20, 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 2506

Re: Rev II Fly - December 20, 2015

Looks like you had fun. Cool beans.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, and also to all of IKE.
by makatakam
Wed, Dec 16 2015, 10:44 PM
Forum: Quad Line Kites
Topic: New York Minute Flutter?
Replies: 2
Views: 2508

Re: New York Minute Flutter?

I think tmadz had the issue with his kite. Maybe it was someone else. I have a vague recollection of someone trying a different frame (stiffer I think), and getting rid of the flutter. What frame do you have in yours? Did you swap it out? I have the original frame it came with in mine, green race, ...
by makatakam
Wed, Dec 16 2015, 09:48 AM
Forum: Quad Line Kites
Topic: New York Minute Flutter?
Replies: 2
Views: 2508

New York Minute Flutter?

Many people on the KiteLife forum have mentioned a constant annoying flutter (buzz, vibration, hum) in the NYM sail on either one or both sides of the sail when flying at any speed. They say that they have tried, and failed to "tune" this buzz out of the sail with line and bungee adjustmen...
by makatakam
Fri, Nov 20 2015, 10:18 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Fun Fly Grand Opening Saturday Nov 28th 10 AM - 5 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8528

Re: Fun Fly Grand Opening Saturday Nov 28th 10 AM - 5 PM

goestoeleven wrote:I will have a chat with the wife and see if I can make it. Would be great to see you guys and the store!

backdraft wrote:(weather permitting)


I don't have a weather permit :oops: can I still fly a kite?


I believe Mike and Anne sell weather permits at Route 66 Kite, since they advertise (weather permitting).
by makatakam
Sun, Nov 15 2015, 07:41 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Saturday or Sunday Nov 14, 15 Fly?
Replies: 25
Views: 12058

Re: Saturday or Sunday Nov 14, 15 Fly?

He has about 6 hours on a 1.5 Rev, including today, which is why he was somewhat in control. Good hand-to-eye coordination puts him ahead of most beginners. Still trying to set the hook on this one. It was actually his idea to go fly on Sunday after I mentioned it to him on Saturday that a few of ou...
by makatakam
Sun, Nov 15 2015, 07:36 PM
Forum: Quad Line Kites
Topic: New "Trinfinity (3rd Gen) String Art Revolutions"
Replies: 7
Views: 6441

Re: New "Trinfinity (3rd Gen) String Art Revolutions"

I like the Trinfinty design. It resembles one of mine.

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