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Learning Quad - West Australian > Learning to Fly

Posted West Australian on 21 March 2013 - 11:40 PM

Learning to Fly (Pink Floyd),“Into the distance, a ribbon of blackStretched to the point of no turning backA flight of fancy on a windswept fieldStanding alone my senses reeledA fatal attraction is holding me fast,How can I escape this irresistible grasp?” These Lyrics are from The Pink Floyd Song “Learning to Fly”Clearly some...

Learning Quad - West Australian > Flight Log and Thoughts about My Rev Kit.

Posted West Australian on 19 February 2013 - 08:33 PM

No Arvo Flight Yesterday, Responsibilities are beginning to creep in on my flying time :( Well I Joined up to KiteLife… Very Happy about that. I feel that the Contribution that KiteLife makes to the Community needs to be supported.And all those Sweet Tutorials are Pretty good too :)I have been Downloading them onto My Ipod Touch.To Paraphrase S...

Learning Quad - West Australian > About Me

Posted West Australian on 17 February 2013 - 09:53 PM

I am a Husband, Father, Brother, Son. I flew kites as a young kid, but my memories are vague at best.I really got into kites about 25 years ago, Single line kites to decorate the sky.My Interest has peaked and fallen a few times over the years. I was a member of the West Australian Stunt Kite Association, I met lots of great people and borrowed...

Learning Quad - West Australian > I'm Back...

Posted West Australian on 20 November 2013 - 07:23 PM

I am Back…Did you miss me? Well I have been missing Flying lately. I am Very Sorry to say this Blog took a back seat to everything else that was happening to me. I was still flying for a while, But only when I met up with SparkieRob. But now I am Back into Flying again, Made three trips to the park this week so far, and I am glad to s...

Learning Quad - West Australian > Perth Meet - Duelling Stacks and more..

Posted West Australian on 14 March 2013 - 03:52 PM

It was promising to be some Pre-storm winds, I arrived first on field, darkness all around.I finished my Breakfast while I collected up my various bags, and headed out on field.I staked out my 150# lines with the plan of putting a stack on it. I was linking the Midvent B to the back of the Fullvent B when SparkieRob came out on field. Followed quite quick...

Learning Quad - West Australian > Howz My Blog….

Posted West Australian on 05 March 2013 - 12:06 AM

This will be my 8th  Blog entry.As I write this I have 8 Comments from others and over 700 views.Also 1 Follower, but I think John follows everyone’s blog.I have noticed that the views are dropping , Still quite a few of you reading this though.Thanks! I will ask anyone reading this to consider commenting or PM’ing me to tell me what they...

Learning Quad - West Australian > A Sweet Week

Posted West Australian on 16 December 2013 - 12:16 AM

Monday: The Morning started out with some fine Strong winds. I grabbed out the Vented on 120’ lines.I pushed myself to spend as much of the time as possible inverted. Every time I flipped upright or landed, I went straight back into inverted flight. Hovers and Slides. I think it went well Tue Arvo: I only had a half hour to spare, but I continu...

Learning Quad - West Australian > International Kite Flyer Visits Perth

Posted West Australian on 10 December 2013 - 07:26 PM

Sorry for the late update, it took more typing than usual, I hope you enjoy my kiting Adventure… Monday: Once again Commitments crowded me in. Tuesday: After the Pain of not flying on Friday and Monday, I had to get out there.I put in the effort to get to the Field nice and early. There was a good Solid Wind that was pushing strongly.I dec...

Learning Quad - West Australian > Back in the Swing of It.

Posted West Australian on 02 December 2013 - 12:59 AM

Monday:The Afternoon provided a chance to get some Rev Air. With a very strong wind and Solid Gusts it was time for the Vented. I grabbed the wrong lines and ended up with the 30’ on field, So I just went with it. I got some great Inverted Hovers in. I also did some work on my Bicycle Turns. Tuesday:I went in for a morning fly, but it was very...

Learning Quad - West Australian > Special Blog – Where I Fly

Posted West Australian on 24 November 2013 - 09:41 PM

Hi all, not soon for another Blog I hope.I Just wanted do a Special Post about where I usually fly.   There Should Be a Satellite Photo Shot Attached with some scribbles on it. The Blue Area is my main Kite Field.It is Huge, and the Wind can come in fairly smoothly most days.Sure It can get Gusty and Lumpy, but anything I can fly in is good...

Learning Quad - West Australian > A Great Week!

Posted West Australian on 23 June 2013 - 06:26 PM

Monday  17th June:  I got to the field and found zero wind. I pulled out a Glider and caught about 10min before a steady breeze started up.I quickly put it away and pulled out my SUL on 50’ lines. I managed to get in about 15min on the SUL before the gusts became threatening.Sadly my other Rev’s were at home, but it was a great session an...

Learning Quad - West Australian > Still Flying

Posted West Australian on 16 June 2013 - 10:30 PM

Well, Work, Winter and other "W" words have kept me off the flying fields of late.But I have managed two Great Sessions in the last 2 weeks.Got to be happy with that..... A “Middie Kinda” Day.   About 2 weeks ago I got a Brilliant Lunch time Fly in with SparkieRob. There were Grey/Black storm clouds threatening the whole time.Bu...

Learning Quad - West Australian > Not A Flight Log, something different.

Posted West Australian on 08 March 2013 - 12:42 AM

It is really feeling like Autumn out here now.Darker Mornings and Evenings, a positive cool change, it even rained.Oh Sure, Summer will throw a few more warm days at us, but the really hot days should be behind us. This Episode of my Blog is not a simple Log of my recent flying, but a look into the Past, at the Quad flyer I could have been. Also my r...

Learning Quad - West Australian > Flight Log and My First Stack!

Posted West Australian on 01 March 2013 - 12:07 AM

Flight Log Update 27/28FEB I got a great fly in on Wednesday Morning.I got out the Mid-Vent Black/Lime for the first time.The wind was light, the wind was moderate, and the Mid Vented Went really well. I also ran out a second kite. I think it is my first time to stake out 2 Rev’s in one session.I had the Mid with a 3 wrap Frame on my 90# x...

Learning Quad - West Australian > My Best Kite Day Ever!

Posted West Australian on 27 February 2013 - 09:21 PM

My Best Kite Day Ever!I got to Tom Bateman reserve (my Fav Flying grounds) at just after 5am.There was a good cool Easterly coming through the car park.  There were only the earliest signs of Dawn.I took a moment to let the wind rush past me, taking in the early morning sights, sounds and smells.Flying kites puts your back to the wind so often that i...

Learning Quad - West Australian > 19FEB2013 - Flight Log

Posted West Australian on 18 February 2013 - 08:00 PM

Yesterday Arvo (Mon18FEB13) was Interesting to say the least.When I got set up, there was Sweet Mild winds with moderate gusts.I set up My B STD with a quick change to the 3 Wrap frame.I gotta say the Multiple framing options on these kites is Fantastic! I started out by practicing some Squares and Circles.In an attempt to gain more control of my kit...

Learning Quad - West Australian > Hi All.

Posted West Australian on 17 February 2013 - 09:42 PM

Hi All,It was Suggested to me on the Rev Forum that I should start a Blog here. This is my First on only Blog, so go easy on me. I started a thread on the Forum detailing the experiences I have been having with my Revs.http://www.revkites.com/forum/topic/5907-getting-back-onto-quad/ After Running 3 Pages, It has been sugested that something may...

Rev Kite Team Notes, The Decorators > 04/05/2015 After Cervia

Posted Felix Mottram on 04 May 2015 - 03:55 AM

I travelled to Cervia on Wednesday 29 th April arriving in time for some late afternoon flying.  Four full days followed with varying conditions, the highlight day being Saturday 2 nd May when the onshore breeze started early and firmed up sufficiently for a very well received arena performance towards the end of the afternoon.
 
Along the wa...

Rev Kite Team Notes, The Decorators > 26/04/2015 Olympic Park/QE Park

Posted Felix Mottram on 26 April 2015 - 07:58 AM

Blackheath was unavailable today because of the London Marathon so we met at the north end of the park just to the west end of the cycle circuit.  There is a small area of ‘lawn grass’ rather than the plantain infested area that we had used previously and as line preparation was on the agenda this was the better site.
 
It just happ...

Rev Kite Team Notes, The Decorators > 08/02/2015 Blackheath

Posted Felix Mottram on 08 February 2015 - 08:09 AM

A mostly smooth c7mph NW breeze and limited convection/relief cloud had us somewhat dazzled but at least slightly warmed today with full 1.5 sails and standard race rods.
 
The consistency of wind speed really does have a major impact and today, I would say, that there was a gradual increase through the session which meant that the sails were slight...