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Old Jun 11, 2011, 11:53 AM
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How not to fly a Vector Kite...

Vector Kite bloopers (1 min 17 sec)

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Old Jun 11, 2011, 12:49 PM
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It was tail heavy on the first try so why keep at it?
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Old Jun 11, 2011, 05:26 PM
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For your personal entertainment.

I kept at it perhaps because it flys great in between the odd - what I considered to be funny - blooper I compiled together for this video that were mostly due to gusty winds. But hey we were having fun so why stop - That's what it's all about isn't it?

Actually though, the good flights just weren't as interesting to watch.
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Old Jun 11, 2011, 09:32 PM
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Good Vid Hover ! Indeed , if its not fun and worth a laugh , whats the point.
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Old Jun 13, 2011, 03:30 PM
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what kite is that? I like it.
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Old Jun 14, 2011, 02:07 PM
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Hi, it's not technically a kite as it started life out as the wing off a hawkeye rc aerial platform...


made by joel scholz http://www.electricflights.com/hawkeyemainpage.html
The wing is really a work of art and Joel does some lovely new colourful designs.

All I've done is basically stripped it right back to just the delta wing and added my own design vectoring gimbal on the tail. Worked surprisingly well despite how it appears here...lol!
It's currently down for maintenance as i eventually cracked the main spar - not during this video i might add. But that's given me the chance to redesign the gimbal and the way it attaches to the main spar and also i will take this opportunity to replace all of the tubular spars for solid carbon rods which should work out better in this configuration.
The new design means I have even more weight on the tail which I'll have to address.
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