diy-kite
diy-kite


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mimiss "This video has a great simple way to add an adjustable fly line that I think really makes this kite easier to fly. I'm sharing the video here and w..." | Read more » over 2 years ago
tahnok "I did this! A friend and I spent 4 hours working through this to make a 6ft wingspan delta. In the end the kite flew! But a minute after launch the..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
liz " @mathew may know? " | Read more » over 3 years ago
tahnok " Looks like the link to Dan Kurahashi's 'Japanese Kites, Concepts and Construction' book is dead (archive.org) and I can't find a good link to it a..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
warren "We can mark it answered soon, no worries! Thank you very much!!!! On Wed, Apr 24, 2019, 9:10 PM \<notifications@publiclab.org> wrote: Hi! T..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
tahnok " The answer is yes, now that I can edit the wiki. No idea if questions can be closed? " | Read more » over 3 years ago
cfastie "Fiberglas tubes are a better solution for most kites and don't cost much if any more than those solid rods. http://www.kitesandfunthings.com/Produc..." | Read more » over 4 years ago
warren "How about these, @sadler? https://publiclab.org/notes/pablo/12-17-2012/repairing-kites-stick-fiber-glass-safety-marker " | Read more » over 4 years ago
warren "Found this again!! I love this. We're going to try to start selling these as kite making materials in the store this month. " | Read more » over 4 years ago
warren "This is great -- thanks for posting!!! :smile: " | Read more » over 4 years ago
ecta64 "WOW!! That is very interesting. So the tail is just a long thin line with a streamer close to the tail junction then a number of streamers at the e..." | about 7 years ago
mathew "Here is the Approach Fish TALA in flight in a 7mph breeze. I only had it up in 5-10mph but it was stable the whole time, with that "hunting" motio..." | about 7 years ago
ecta64 " I just thought, the hybrid approach in my last comment mirrors the Dimorphodon I saw in Jurassic World. " | about 7 years ago
ecta64 "Honestly after the first day of testing things have gone a bit downhill. Beyond 20 MPH (still impressive for my small kite) I still get severe loop..." | about 7 years ago
mathew "Its real interesting to study the effects of weight and drag on stability. I just want to link out to some methods used by kite fishers to fly off..." | about 7 years ago
mathew "another nugget: 6.2 Estimating salt concentrations using the Tala kite Vertical salt-content concentration profiles can conveniently be measured b..." | over 7 years ago
mathew "I love this piece from the Anders TALA report: 5.4 Practical advice As high school students provide an inexpensive and reliable source of kite fly..." | over 7 years ago
ecta64 "Some more TALA reports I have found across the net anders_TALA_report.pdf wasp_wind_turbine.pdf " | over 7 years ago
ecta64 "I'd be very curious about the springs. It said they included several to monitor a very large wind range. TALA's design looks like a combination of ..." | over 7 years ago
mathew "oohh.. its cool to find out they calibrated it by dragging it behind a car (checked for speed with radar) in still wind. That's a repeatable proce..." | over 7 years ago
ecta64 "Found some more .PDFs on the TALA system neal_kite.pdf kite_anemometer.pdf " | over 7 years ago
ecta64 "WOW! I'm very happy to hear you bought the system. I'm extremely interested in TALA. The manual that came with it looked very detailed and I would ..." | over 7 years ago
mathew "I can't stop getting excited about this and doing bits of research on it. the Charles Woodhouse patent governs the Approach Fish device. this thi..." | over 7 years ago
mathew "really quick search for more on the TALA system found this US army evaluation of the Fish TALA: http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a097082.pdf " | over 7 years ago