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  2. BobM

    Bargain Kite Buggy Set Up - SOLD

    Did you get them to sign up to EK ?
  3. Today
  4. Tiger37

    Bargain Kite Buggy Set Up - SOLD

    SOLD - A sad day as I waved good by to my Sysmic buggy as she was taken away in the back of a UTE. Good news is that she has gone to a local guy and his 15 year old son, so I’m pleased the set up is going to be used and that somebody else can get as much fun out of it as I have.
  5. Randy

    Reaching out...

    Never got my taxes done sooner. Then they gave us 2 more months.....
  6. BobM

    Reaching out...

    This lock down has hit the hip pocket pretty hard. My daughter was due to graduate from Disney University in Orlando in June and we were all going over there for a month. We had booked and paid for the airfares and were in the process of working out accommodation when all this s*** hit the fan. It cost around $800 to get her flights changed to bring her back to Australia and around $700 each (times 3) to cancel our flights (if we see any of that money). I was also going to do three trips the Brisbane/Gold Coast over the next two months and had booked some non-refundable accommodation - about 11 nights at $110 per night. The flights from Virgin have been cancelled and hopefully we will get "vouchers" for future trips - if the company survives. The events will be rescheduled for later in the year, but whether the finances extend that far at the time remains to be seen. There was going to be an International Basketball Championship held here in Canberra and I was going to officiate at that tournament. That has been cancelled too. I am in a rotating shift (week on, week at WFH) to keep a Government Department running, but with my daughter coming back from US, I too have been put on WFH for 3 straight weeks - with a daily meeting to check that we are all OK. I think I'll have take up Trevor's suggestions and do those things around the house that I have been putting off for years. Grumpy and Bored BobM
  7. Yesterday
  8. Tiger37

    Reaching out...

    Hi Mez and Doug. Thanks for reaching out in these difficult times. Hope you are both keeping well. Whatever State or Territory we live in I guess life is much the same in isolation. Decluttering, doing all those little jobs the wife has been on to me for years to do, the garden has never looked better and the cars never cleaner!
  9. Mez

    Reaching out...

    I just wanted to reach out and wish everyone good health and keep smiling. Share your stories if you’re bored, you know we’d love to hear them. All the best to you all From Mez and Doug (@igeighty)
  10. Last week
  11. windstruck

    Ride Up, Fly Down

    That of course makes good sense. However, from the video it appears that the TRAILING edge is in front and he is holding the bar the other way on the way down than the way up. One the way up it appears that he has the red side of the bar to the left but not on the way down when the red side is now to the right. Also, the big decal on the kite is reversed.
  12. Chaos

    PKD Buster Soulfly 3.3 help

    Hi, If you have good eyesight, you can makeout the bridal set up the the pictures on this web page, as below PKD German web site Cheers Andy666's answer is consise and spot on, I found the handbook on the site which I attached, below. Going abit stir crazy in the UK lockdown PKD-Landkitemanual(1).pdf
  13. andy666

    PKD Buster Soulfly 3.3 help

    All the bridles On either the left or right of the kite, except the ones along the very tail edge of the kite should come together and connect to the lines that go to the top of the handles. the trailing edge bridles should come together nd connect to the lines that run to the bottom of the handle on that side.
  14. KaoS

    Thinking of you all!

    It took a while, but I found a little bit of unoccupied sand on the weekend
  15. SoutherlyBuster

    Ride Up, Fly Down

    Simple, the leading edge is facing down hill and that is where the apparent wind is coming from. Wings do not fly well backwards. Gravity pulls you down hill, that is what generates the apparent wind.
  16. windstruck

    Ride Up, Fly Down

    That was a good notation! Any comments on why the aerodynamics of the kite would be better for gliding down with the trailing edge acting as the leading edge? I've got zero flight experience other than one huge accidental flight that almost killed me so I won't be trying this, but I sure am curious.
  17. .Joel

    Thinking of you all!

    Nice post @KaoS There's quite the journey ahead for many over the next few months.
  18. Juan Valdez

    Video Les Hemmes

  19. KaoS

    Thinking of you all!

    I hope everyone is (and continues to be) fit and healthy, and coping. I suspect a major effect of the current situation will be a significant impact on people's emotional well-being, especially as it drags on. Remember, we can all use forums to keep in touch, air our thoughts/worries, and offer each other support. Fingers crossed, we'll all be catching up in person sooner rather than later. Kingston 2021 may end up being HUGE. Stay safe, and keep in touch
  20. Earlier
  21. Rob Softley

    PKD Buster Soulfly 3.3 help

    Hi there, I have a Buster Soulfly 3.3 and could do with help. I bought it secondhand from a guy that said he couldn’t get it to fly. I don’t think it’s strung correctly. Has anyone got a picture of tne bridle, lines etc that I can check. Thanks for any help 👍🏼
  22. BobM

    Yep it's time for Yeppoon 2020.

    I had 3 trips to Queensland scheduled for the next 8 weeks, now all the events I was going to attend have been "re-scheduled" i.e. cancelled for now with no known new date. I was really looking forward to the two drives in the new car; the other was going to be a quick flight up and back over a weekend. My work has split my team into two groups, one continues to work in the office as usual, and the other works at a different location. Each of these two teams is divided into two sub-groups: one to actually attend the venue and the other to work from home. Last week week was my "office" week and the upcoming week is my "work from home" week. I'm pretty sure there are enough work-related things I can do to fully occupy my days. I just need the family to leave me alone long enough to do them.
  23. Chook

    Yep it's time for Yeppoon 2020.

    Travel for us is classed as non essential movement so totally grounded in WA.
  24. andy666

    Yep it's time for Yeppoon 2020.

    And then there was one... At this time I am still planning on heading to yeppoon.
  25. Chook

    Yep it's time for Yeppoon 2020.

    I was so excited and counting down the days and now I'm snookered as of yesterday. Bloody virus has thrown a spanner in the works and grounded all non essential movement in West Australia. In other words for me no flights. So I'm resigned to having to wait for Easter next year. Bugger.
  26. Tiger37

    Bargain Kite Buggy Set Up - SOLD

    Rear axle length with wheels on is 1.5m. The remainder, apart from the front wheel and goose neck, all comes neatly apart and would fit around the axle.
  27. Howard Abbey

    Bargain Kite Buggy Set Up - SOLD

    So, it may be a longer axel than I thought. The real challenge, as you initially suggested, may very well be the shipping cost. The estimate from Pack & Send, based on the size/weight guess above, is $562 AUD which is about $470 CAD. I'll keep saving up my pennies...
  28. Tiger37

    Bargain Kite Buggy Set Up - SOLD

    I’ve looked on line. I think the major problem might be the length of the axle but worth a look!
  29. Howard Abbey

    Bargain Kite Buggy Set Up - SOLD

    Interesting that my address was deleted as spam... So, out of curiosity I've sent a request to Pack & Send for an idea of cost using 1150 x 50 x 30 cm and 45 kg as an estimate. Will let you know what they think.
  30. andy666

    Vliegers & Co Closing Down Sale

    That is very true.
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