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  2. .Joel

    Simpsons Go Kiteboarding

    Immortalised...
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  4. 123matt

    Land paddle boarding ( land SUP)

    If I had time to prototype I being making a paddle with spring loaded section, like a suspension bike seat post. Compresses when pushed down at the front of the board and then gives you a spring assisted push as you roll past the center of effort.
  5. Chook

    Vmax and 6m Peak 2

    That sounds like a very fair price John.
  6. RedSky

    Flexifoil out of business ?

    I hadn't followed them in a while, not since around 2010. Had thought they were still in the game with tube kites. Yeah, a real shame, and yes, the Blades will forever be my favourite FB too.
  7. Chook

    Problem Solving

    Yes it's a very different body and leg shape. Thanks Jim.
  8. jimwi

    Problem Solving

    Found this on ebay https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1939-Tony-The-Pony-Hobby-Rocking-Horse-w-Original-Paint-Ivanhoe-CHI-/114007257324 Have a look at the legs and pivot points. Looks like they changed over the years maybe to make then easier to ride for kids or more stable.
  9. Anyone help out a guy with some tech. I found a pic of some balllon tires on a landboard attached.. Wheeleez 9.5 tire has no bearings and can’t find a balloon tire (beach soft sand wide) tire and bearing for my MTB 12mm axle.. any help would be very appreciated... Need some fun when not on water and low wind Mike
  10. jhn.holgate

    Vmax and 6m Peak 2

    How about $420 for the Libre Vmax and $420 for the Peak 2 6m?
  11. jhn.holgate

    Ozone Riot 9m

    No problems, Luke. Sold.
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  13. Chook

    Looking to buy

    Rest assured @Tiger37 gear will be extremely well cared for. He is a great bloke.
  14. Chook

    Ride Up, Fly Down

    That would be awesome!!!!!!!
  15. Chook

    Problem Solving

    Thanks. I have never tried reverse image search. This first pic in the link above, is the picture that I copied and then projected onto an electric white board at work and printed it out to get the scale correct. I even tried asking on 2 American woodworking "Wooden toy" forums without any success. Hope you give it a go at constructing one. My test pilots before it was painted, had a smile like they had a coathanger in their gob. They loved it and made the job well worthwhile.
  16. jimwi

    Problem Solving

    Google image search mostly try "Hollywood Hobby Horse Harold Lloyd Antique Toy Wooden Ride On Horse" "walking horse" "Hollywood Hobby Horse" this is where i start. A reverse image search can work to if you have a pic I drag and drop in search bar and it will show the same or similar images and go from there. Most search finds are links to antique stores actin houses and E bay. I save all pics/images of things i like and put in a folder " hollywood hobby horse" for later use as most stuff and info we look up is not always there when we want it. Here are some links http://www.oldwoodtoys.com/new_page_31.htm ,https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/1929-antique-hollywood-hobby-horse-co-1828327973 https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/3240081_624-harold-lloyd-child-s-hollywood-hobby-horse-c1939 https://www.prices4antiques.com/Ride-On-Harold-Lloyd-Hollywood-Hobby-Horse-Wood-Polychrome-D9886721.html Sorry can't find the link to the under side pic. It must be gone, mite have been e bay but not shore and the revers image search is not working so it mite be gone. I did save some more pics of that horse but the under side was the most relevant.
  17. .Joel

    Ride Up, Fly Down

    Snowkiting the very peaks and flying down
  18. strag

    Ozone Riot 9m

    Email sent sorry for delay!!
  19. Chook

    Problem Solving

    Glad to help Jim. I reckon you are dead right, as it looks like there is a block of wood between the top of the front legs. If it had a slot cut in it for the linkage to clear this would be much stronger and also keep the linkage centred on the back axle. I really like that. I also like the U bracket at the front. (I see it has a timber packer fitted to position it.) It continues all along the inside of the body and supports both leg pivots and finishes almost at the back with a rounded end. This way it negates having saddles to retain the rear axle and having drive plates on the rear legs. (just make the body slightly deeper it fit it.) A lot less work all round. It looks like the front leg pivot is pinned into the bottom of the body with a nail too. I really wish I had found this photo when I built mine. Out of interest where did you get it? Thanks for sharing. Cheers.
  20. .Joel

    Flexifoil out of business ?

    Unsure about speculation, realistically they were 'gone' as a kite company years ago. They went from being a kite brand to selling plastic water bottles, hammocks, towels and whatever else they could print 'flexifoil' on and progressively reduced their range of kites year after year. Real shame, my old Flexifoil Blade IV's remain my favourite fixed bridle kites to this day
  21. jimwi

    Problem Solving

    Like Wow Chook You Da Man. That is awesome Thank you. I was looking to see where the push rod from the back leg and the front leg attached. I thought it had a slot in it but was not shore. I was wrong but it all makes sense now. Will have a read and a think and let you know how I go. I found this pic the other day. Chook I don't know what to say you went above and beyond Thank you. JIM
  22. Chook

    Problem Solving

    Rear leg pivot and 3mm drive plate. This 3mm "flat drive plate" to bolt the rear legs to is welded on the other side of both 10mm shafts. This half washer holds the actuating linkage in the centre. Bottom view the neck and head at the top. A steel U bracket strengthens the front of the body. Base of rockers. Hole in rear of the seat for rope tail. Maximum opening of leg movement. See the cover over the exposed rear leg attachment nuts. Minimum forward movement. 3mm x 25mm flat bar, U bracket that bottom of neck attaches too. The pivot for the front leg (far right) is an internally threaded tube, so front legs can be fitted to body with only the 6mm cup head (slotted head bolt) of the bolt protruding from the side of body. The front legs pivot on the plain shank of these bolts. How it sits at rest. Neck, steel angled 3mm bracket for strength. Holes in the top of head for the leather ears. You can see a lot more detail in the previous photos at the very start of this post before the horse was painted. As you can see painting is not my best work. (More runs than Don Bradman.) Hope this helps you Jim. Cheers Chook
  23. Chook

    Problem Solving

    Here you go Jim. All 18mm plywood is high quality ply, as there is a lot of load on it when adults ride them. The blue crosses are the pivot points. Bottom hole on this FRONT leg is 6mm for the 6mm cup head bolt which screws into the 10mm internally threaded tube. The top 10mm shaft the 30 x 3mm linkage sides over and connects the 2 front legs together to the rear legs. The top 10mm hole takes the 10mm shaft and is just pressed in passing through both legs and is retained by being captive in-between the body sides. (the shaft is flush with the outside of both front legs and is retained between the body sides. The linkage just slides on between legs and is a loose fit over the shaft.) This allows all the final leg assembly by fitting the 6mm bolts last. Rear legs and the head. Rocker is a lamination of 3x 35mm pine. Head is also 3 x 35mm wide. Holes in the legs are 10mm with inside only chamfered to allow room for the welds on the drive plate on each side. Ply cover hollowed out for rear leg and the actuating linkage measurement. Check the actual shape of linkage on next photos. (see all the pin holes in all the legs and linkage parts to get the correct leg/rocker movement. LOTS of frustration and beer to sort it out.) Note the dates on the templates and you can see it sat on my bench for a while. Each time I went past I'd have another go at it trying to get it to operate smoothly or just make new templates. Overall size of the horse. Mounting details of the axles to the main body. Really important to get these right!! (Or legs jamb up) 10mm Rod connecting rear legs together. Washers welded on the inside of rocker. Underneath looking at the front.
  24. KaoS

    Problem Solving

    No kidding? 😆
  25. Tiger37

    Looking to buy

    Hi Bodie, I have a couple of buggies and a quantity of kites for different conditions. I’ve been considering “down sizing” and getting rid of some of them if you are interested. You need to post 5 times before we can discuss privately on this site or better still, I’m happy to call you if you give me your phone number.
  26. Chook

    Problem Solving

    Yes I certainly will help you if I can Jim. I spent hours with cardboard mockups and drawing pins to get the pivoting mechanism sorted out. Move one pivot point a fraction and it buggered up the total movement. I have cardboard templates (That are full of pin holes ) of the horse. I'll see what I can get sorted out. (Make that, if I can find them.)They are in my filing cabinet in the workshop somewhere. I'll be honest, I haven't even given mine it's final coat of paint yet. Another project took over before I finished it. It's sitting there with a coat of primer on it. Jim send me a few replies and I'll respond, as I think you need a few posts before the private message system will activate. (Someone will know how many posts required)
  27. BobM

    Canberra Event

    Saw an advert for this event https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/kite-flying-festival-2020-canberra-on-sunday-8th-march-2020-tickets-91605517569 Might pop along to see what happens I think the 10am start might suffer from a lack of wind (but I am happy to be wrong)
  28. Bodie Van Der Hilst

    Looking to buy

    Hey guys, I’ve been in the quad line kiting scene for quite a few years and and buggy thing has always been something i wanted to look into so I was hoping there was some rad guys here that might have a second had set up for sale, and hopefully get some lessons.
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