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Poll: Dunstable Kite Festival - Will you be there? (10 member(s) have cast votes)

Will you be coming along to the festival?

  1. Oh yes!! (6 votes [60.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 60.00%

  2. Hope to come / Maybe (2 votes [20.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  3. Not this time (2 votes [20.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

Which day(s) might you be up for a MegaTeam?

  1. Saturday (5 votes [33.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  2. Sunday (6 votes [40.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 40.00%

  3. Neither - but will be there (2 votes [13.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 13.33%

  4. Not attending (2 votes [13.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 13.33%

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#1 andelscott

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 02:21 AM

Located on the Dunstable Downs (near Luton / Dunstable), this year's kite festival spans the weekend of 16-17 July with a full performance programme. Limited camping facilities are available nearby (contact the Chiltern Gateway Centre for more details). It would not be unreasonable to anticipate a Megateam opportunity for Rev fliers present each day!

Festival website - www.dunstablekitefestival.co.uk

So - who's up for it??

Nearest SatNav postcode: LU6 2NB

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 04:41 AM

I like the design of this poll. It would be a nice format for any festival/gathering.

However, I was unable to 'vote' as it requires a response in all sections. Since I said I was unable to come, it made no sense to check either day in the second section.

It needs to either accept no check mark in the second section, or there needs to be a "Neither Day" or "Not Coming" choice.
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#3 andelscott

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 04:49 AM

It needs to either accept no check mark in the second section, or there needs to be a "Neither Day" or "Not Coming" choice.


Thanks Pete, didn't realise that was necessary - 'Neither' option now added to the second question.
Andy

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 04:22 AM

Just call me "Beta-Tester". I catch ALL the bugs.
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Posted 21 May 2011 - 09:45 AM

Should be there both days and have some 120's by then too. So, if you need someone to take out every member of a mega fly....Posted Image
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Posted 21 May 2011 - 12:55 PM

Should be there both days and have some 120's by then too. So, if you need someone to take out every member of a mega fly....Posted Image





Hey Jason, don't worry if you don't have lines we'll have some spare.



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Posted 21 May 2011 - 08:07 PM

Hey Jason, don't worry if you don't have lines we'll have some spare.




You got plenty of fliers for him to take out??!??Posted ImagePosted Image

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 01:09 PM

You got plenty of fliers for him to take out??!??Posted ImagePosted Image




Lets hope so, it'll divert attention from me taking everyone out !!!





My favourite line at Portsmouth...




Me to Susan of TFS.

"Look at that idiot flying the Orange Decs kites !!"




2 hours later at Dinner.

Susan to Me.

"I didn't like to mention YOU were flying the Oranges Decs kite."

Oh well :blue-grin: DOH !!!




Actually Jason is a good Rev flyer, he's flying up at Dunstable on a regular basis with The Flying Squad & the likes of Stone in Shoe, Andelscott etc.


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Posted 22 May 2011 - 02:45 PM

Oooo, thank you! (are you sure you are talking about the right personPosted Image)

Had a great afternoon today after a poor morning start. The wind was very strong, about 20mph gusting to 40+ at times I think. I got there just before 11 and no kites in the sky at all. Bumped into Derek after about 20 mins and Graham turned up shortly after.

Unfortunately, in my eagerness to get my little rev II out, I didn't check the LE was seated properly and experienced it's failure about 0.25 seconds after launch. Luckily Gary very kindly lent me a teabag and Keith a set of 120' lines. Fantastic afternoon was had and some very good tuition for us numpties by Gary. Thankyou all.

Many casualties at Dunstable today. The chap with a top end HQ who was warned it would break who then proceeded to launch and BANG, ball of washing on the end of his lines. Derek's full vent succumbed to the sharpness of spectra in strong winds with a cut through one of the outer panels, hope that can be repaired!
People are like Slinkys. Basically useless but fun to watch falling down stairs.

#10 Andy S.

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 12:41 PM

Reckon I might have a look.....What's the score on flying power-kites, am I gonna be OK to pack the Blades & Begos?

TIA & All the best
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Posted 26 May 2011 - 09:58 AM

Reckon I might have a look.....What's the score on flying power-kites, am I gonna be OK to pack the Blades & Begos?

TIA & All the best
Andy S.

No problem on power kites but buggies and land boards are banned. There will however, be lots of Rev fliers there.

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#12 andelscott

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 04:17 AM

The event now has a Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook...216247505075377

Not long to go now... :)
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Posted 02 July 2011 - 03:25 AM

Two weeks to go...... :ani_yahoo:
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Posted 02 July 2011 - 08:53 AM

If the weather in two weeks is as nice as today it will be a great festival
All the best

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 12:43 AM

hope there is a little more wind though!
People are like Slinkys. Basically useless but fun to watch falling down stairs.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 10:53 AM

hope there is a little more wind though!




Why I thought you liked my Indoor Posted Image ..........not long now


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Posted 07 July 2011 - 07:09 PM

Why I thought you liked my Indoor Posted Image ..........not long now



Sorry, but I like my Indoor Rev, indoors!!!Posted Image

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 06:00 AM

Sorry, but I like my Indoor Rev, indoors!!!Posted Image


Well I like being outside Posted Image
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Posted 11 July 2011 - 08:56 AM

Well I like being outside Posted Image


Got no beef with being outside!!!!Posted Image Just learning indoors and found out it's a lot more fun than I thought!! Posted Image

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 09:03 AM

Would of loved to come, but away this weekend :wacko:




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