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Andrew Brown

Member Since 27 Jul 2008
Offline Last Active Mar 21 2016 06:55 AM

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Flying in South East Michigan

12 June 2011 - 09:35 AM

I wanted to start a new topic as "My son stole my Rev" was starting to get hi-jacked by us in SE Michigan.
Pete and Cgregurich73, it sounds like we should find a time to fly. Jason and I don't normally fly at Lyon Twp Park, but we would be willing to meet up some time. We don't have a "normal" flying time, thanks to swimming, cub scouts, baseball, the random weather here, etc. We do try to make it out to SchoolCraft on Wed nights, but that looks like a show stopper for Pete. I'm open to suggestions.

Are there any others in the area?




24 May 2011 - 03:43 PM

After spending some time with my 8 year old son teaching him how to fly my Rev 1.5 (yes, he does learn much faster than me!), he really wanted to do a home study project for school on the Revolution kite. He really wanted to bring my kite into school, and I wasn't thrilled with the idea. Instead, we built a 1/7 scale model of a 1.5, which makes I guess makes this a Rev 0.214. I'm sure this violates patent law, but it's for education and all in good fun. Kite was constructed from silkspan, bamboo reed, and scotch tape. Bridle and line from sewing thread. Anyone else have success with microRevs?

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The kite hovers quite well in front of a fan. Unfortunately, the fan produces too much of a point source and doesn't allow one to maneuver much before loosing the wind window. The 18" lineset also doesn't help. No racerods....

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