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#41 big bri

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 07:08 AM

Watchout Bazzer,here i come.

I will send a picture of the kite onto Old Ted.Hes the guy i Bought the kite[KITES] from.He will be so chuffed its being used.Thanks for the piki.Im glad myself its doin a job.

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 08:54 AM

It's blowin' lots here today - too much for my triple vented sail. I've got an old standard that doesn't get used much so I reckon it's tea bag time.

I've re-read the posts in this thread but any further advice from those who've made/flown a bag would be appreciated

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 09:07 AM

It's blowin' lots here today - too much for my triple vented sail. I've got an old standard that doesn't get used much so I reckon it's tea bag time.

I've re-read the posts in this thread but any further advice from those who've made/flown a bag would be appreciated



Hello Mate,

Try and get intouch with Dave B.Im sure he made a proper template after my exp finished.He would be glad to help ya im sure.Im speeking to him a little later hopfully.I will mention your on with the project.

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 09:32 AM

Thanks Bri. I was having a "mega fly for one" but it was a whole lot breezier than Bristol. Bean tins on the shopping list this week

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 09:52 AM

Thanks Bri. I was having a "mega fly for one" but it was a whole lot breezier than Bristol. Bean tins on the shopping list this week



David... got any sailmaking contacts?? I was planning on using these ....

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 10:07 AM

Interesting idea Jonesey....Westaway are only a few miles away.

Would you use them hot to seal the cut edge?

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 10:30 AM

Interesting idea Jonesey....Westaway are only a few miles away.

Would you use them hot to seal the cut edge?



Should be able to... haven't done a kite yet as mine are still all new'ish but have practised on material ... assume you would fold kite in half so matching holes (which might preclude hot sealing?) etc etc Westaway Sails now there's a name from my past .... sure they would have at least a partial set of punches .. maybe not the bigger ones though? Quite cheap to buy so maybe we should all chip in for a set before the winter really sets in!

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 10:53 AM

Surely the FD of Clipper Ventures could put a set on his expenses ;)

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 11:00 AM

Thanks Bri. I was having a "mega fly for one" but it was a whole lot breezier than Bristol. Bean tins on the shopping list this week



Jobs a goodn,Dave B will be intouch mate.Spoke earlier on and hes goin ta gerintouch :kid_smartass:

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 08:48 PM

Surely the FD of Clipper Ventures could put a set on his expenses ;)

I would do, but I have no need of such devices. For a start I could always use Jonesey's. Secondly it is me that is already the proud owner of Bri's Maxvent -referred to above and now named chimp.

I save my freebee allowance for other things like midvents and race rods. ;)
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Posted 03 September 2008 - 12:40 AM

We recently made a very nifty repair to a kite,
and used a soldering iron to cut out the perfect circle no problems :D
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Posted 03 September 2008 - 02:16 AM

I've had good results tracing around tin cans with a soldering iron.
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Posted 03 September 2008 - 02:32 AM

thanks Papa Smurf - keep 'em coming

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 02:33 AM

I've had good results tracing around tin cans with a soldering iron.

Another good way of making the holes is using a soldering iron to draw around the inside edge of a cookie cutter. They also come in different sizes but I haven't tried using shaped ones yet :cookie:

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 03:41 AM

I've got a nice gas-powered (i.e. no leccy or flex!) that also has a special knife tip that is great for accurately cutting out ripstop etc

Maplin have them on half price sale at the moment

http://www.maplin.co...?ModuleNo=34959

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 11:44 AM

thanks Papa Smurf - keep 'em coming


Ok, ok. Since several folks in the UK kept calling me Papa Smurf, I finally got around to looking him up.
He's the only Smurf who wears red colors, which seems appropriate, since I fly the red kite.

Also, wikipedia says:
Papa Smurf (in French, "Le Grand Schtroumpf") is gentle, wise, and knowledgeable. He serves as the Smurfs' leader and as a paternal figure of which the Smurfs usually go to when they require counsel and he is always concerned about the Smurf's wellbeing and harmony. He is very altruistic and always ready to help somebody, whether he is a Smurf or human. Papa Smurf also has diplomatic skills in case they meet humans or other creatures, and usually manages to speak without using the "smurf" word.


Doesn't sound too bad.

Wikipedia also says he's 542 years old, "but is quite energetic for his age."
Hmmmmm
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Posted 03 September 2008 - 11:58 AM

and he is bright blue with poor taste is hats......
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Posted 03 September 2008 - 12:42 PM

and he is bright blue with poor taste is hats......


And I might just add Smurfs aren't exactly renowned for their height ;)

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 03:35 PM

And I might just add Smurfs aren't exactly renowned for their height ;)


me neither :blue_wink:
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Posted 03 September 2008 - 05:25 PM

Ok, ok. Since several folks in the UK kept calling me Papa Smurf, I finally got around to looking him up.
He's the only Smurf who wears red colors, which seems appropriate, since I fly the red kite.

Also, wikipedia says:
Papa Smurf (in French, "Le Grand Schtroumpf") is gentle, wise, and knowledgeable. He serves as the Smurfs' leader and as a paternal figure of which the Smurfs usually go to when they require counsel and he is always concerned about the Smurf's wellbeing and harmony. He is very altruistic and always ready to help somebody, whether he is a Smurf or human. Papa Smurf also has diplomatic skills in case they meet humans or other creatures, and usually manages to speak without using the "smurf" word.


Doesn't sound too bad.

Wikipedia also says he's 542 years old, "but is quite energetic for his age."
Hmmmmm

And you thought we were extracting the urine,
It's a perfect fit Mikey.
Oh ! apart from the blue color and the age
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