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Old Feb 23, 2007, 06:44 PM
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You think all those power fliers will know what it is?
It's the foodmixer boys who will be confused
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Old Feb 23, 2007, 06:57 PM
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It's the foodmixer boys who will be confused
I'll be bringing some bling for them.....
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Old Feb 23, 2007, 07:08 PM
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As soon as I saw the title I knew it had to be a kestral....

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Old Feb 23, 2007, 07:24 PM
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I think yours has been to Colombia...
Nope, that was the Mach-1 "Pumkin" which has also been to Germany. It didn't like the thin air of the Andes slopes at 10000-foot elevation, and the Kestrel would have hated them even more.

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Old Feb 23, 2007, 10:17 PM
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Is it the first and only Kestrel outside of America?
nope, that reese dude took his to Slovakia and also to Norway

congrats Andy, nice score!
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Old Feb 23, 2007, 10:38 PM
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I did a search here on RCG for specs on the Kestrel, but didn't find any. What is the span/AR/weight/foil? Is it made partially or entirely out of unobtainium?

Andreas

PS - ...and from what I've heard of the Kestrel, I'm jealous.
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Old Feb 23, 2007, 10:59 PM
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It's one of the rarest forms of unobtanium. The amazing thing is that 2 have actually changed hands in 2007. Never thought that would happen. Maybe there is hope for me after all.
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Old Feb 23, 2007, 11:21 PM
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I did a search here on RCG for specs on the Kestrel, but didn't find any. What is the span/AR/weight/foil? Is it made partially or entirely out of unobtainium?
Actually, they don't exist. They're all vapor ware spun in the minds of mischievous slope heads, and photos of them are all doctored up in Photoshop. In 2007, they became the highest-priced vapor on the planet.

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Old Feb 24, 2007, 12:13 AM
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I've got one somewhere in the wilds of Central / Northern Calif. It was sighted online--but since the pics seem to have degenerated--- perhaps to be as rare as the proverbial Yeti!!! I've got to find some transportation for my BABY!!!!
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Old Feb 24, 2007, 01:25 AM
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I guess I'll need to bring a tape measure to the Tri-Slope event this year to measure some vapor.

I know they fly well, but what is it about the model that makes it do so?
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Old Feb 24, 2007, 02:57 AM
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I've got one somewhere in the wilds of Central / Northern Calif. It was sighted online--but since the pics seem to have degenerated--- perhaps to be as rare as the proverbial Yeti!!! I've got to find some transportation for my BABY!!!!
Timmig
Use the force........
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Old Feb 24, 2007, 02:58 AM
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I know they fly well, but what is it about the model that makes it do so?

The cost......
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Old Feb 24, 2007, 03:13 AM
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I take it that the postman didn't come twice?
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Old Feb 24, 2007, 04:05 AM
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I take it that the postman didn't come twice?
That's right Sam, but my unhealthy obsession has seen me harvest just about every pic of a kestrel ever posted online!
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Old Feb 24, 2007, 06:15 AM
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Use the force........
Well the force needs to focus his camera

Obviously Andy didn't take the pic

Nice plane


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