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In flight - My own 12m design, currently undergoing testing and refinement.
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Snowkites - My own 12m design. This kite was built entirely from commonly available materials, right down to the sprinkler-pipe control bar.
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Modeling - Designed with Foilmaker
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Pattern
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Wing profile sewn between the layers
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Bomber seams - Seams and bridle attachment points are similar to those used in paragliders.
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Bridle refinement - Short flying handles for quick tests
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Flight control lines - This set-up is made from easily available materials, and includes features found in the best professionally manufactured kites.
Features: chicken-loop emergency release, emergency de-power release, in-flight power adjustment (adjustable angle of attack), in-flight sheeting adjustment, easy-grab brakes, and elastic-cords for easy line management at the end of the kite session.
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8.4m NASA parawing - The great things about NASA Parawing kites: they're light, they pack down small, and they pull hard for their size. However, NPWs have a smaller wind range and generally lower performance than airfoil kites. This kite is great for backcountry ski trips.
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8.4m NASA parawing - This kite has plenty of power to ski straight up a mountain, then pack the kite in and ski down.
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Love of flying

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