Monthly Archives: July 2016

The Red Hot 20

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First flights are encouraging and the Red Hot 20 lifts 300g in Bft 2 reliably. Measured up it looks a lot like other foils but the key differences are in the fabric and the chord profile: The plan reveals a … Continue reading

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The sky in the water: Manea Pit

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Vegetation follows the baulks of the flooded clay, not gravel, pit. Most pits in these parts are dug for gravel, the Manea Pit was dug for the re-enforcement of the banks of the washes. From the Manea Pit Management Plan … Continue reading

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A light wind lifter by Peter Blackmore

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A parcel arrived and on opening I discovered from the covering note I am now the owner of an original custom kite by Peter Blackmore, it’s been a project of his for a while to find an optimum soft kite … Continue reading

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A5 boxes

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Practice practice, the harder I try the harder it gets to build these things small.  As a design constraint the box has forced some decisions: Pendulum suspension too big (I tried very hard to get one to fit but no) … Continue reading

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Sub 500g Ricoh GR rig

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HQ Flowform 2.0 Having recently recommended it to a friend I though I’d re-acquaint myself with  Harald Prinzler‘s ‘Molar’ lifter. It’s a tough kite for tough conditions, in a blustery Bft 4 it can pull hard. I flew it with … Continue reading

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