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nigel last won the day on October 4

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  1. Rev ZEN and Rev Triple Stack

    Three Rev's for $360!! That's a steal @KaoS
  2. Big Daddy Deluxe!

    I seem to recall two men huddled in an ARC on a cold and wet Elwood day a few years back...... Got the images to prove it. What were you doing in there with Danny??? Your swags tiny, get a real swag. Survived more than gale force winds and driving rain. How do you not get a wet bed when it's raining, and you need to get in your swag??? Where do you keep you wet boots?? Outside with the scorpions? (you'll need a UV torch next)
  3. Buggy bits clean out.

    Hey Gav, The picture of the end plates for the axle of the nabx buggy, what bolt sizes are they? Are any of them angled? Trent, Jo's son has a prototype buggy that I guess is the first prototype of the nabx buggy, the three holes to mount it look a little different but should be able to make it work fine. I have the buggy currently in my hands and it's got a new swan neck down tube and about to get new fancy foot pegs.
  4. The Dark Force

    I'll set the 7m up for you if you like. Will need 25 knots, ...............then catch me
  5. Speed Week v2 2017 - CANCELLED

    Might be down for a day trip, but very weather dependent.
  6. Melbourne Cup Fly Day.

    I'll pay for that if, you cover the freight costs of the kites. Your going to need a few more kites than in the video I think.
  7. Melbourne Cup Fly Day.

    Have you sent him an email and asked???
  8. Surf Coast Kite Festival

    Quote of the day by Mr 4; " Why do we have to pack up, there's still wind? " A great day for little people, and a bucket load of small kites filling the sky.
  9. Surf Coast Kite Festival

    Looks like we are going!!
  10. Well, what an interesting weekend!! Great company. Thank you to all who made it down, even for the day. Besides the beach, the wind is our next requirement. Well we got more than enough!! Friday night/Saturday morning, it blew what must have been gale force through the caravan park. Wilson's Prom (about 25kms away) recorded a gust of 147kph, so yes it was howling. Our camper trailer coped the brunt of the wind, as we were beside the fence that it funneled down, and the kids room was like the inside of an accordion!! I moved the car at 4am to act as a wind break, and even occy strapped the tent pole that was taking the brunt of the wind to the cars roof rack. We survived, the odd drop of water inside, but other than that, got to hand it to the manufacturers of our camper, she's a tuff nut to crack!! As for buggying, the wind was strong, but the angle wasn't the greatest. My first run on Saturday was the best, no tacking to return home, but the next two runs to the point needed many tacks to return. Top speed was only 78.8 kph, with the GT, and the 6m phantom mark II. First time I've had both out in winds that strong, so a good learning excersize. And the 6m needs more wind, as I ran it at almost full power for the day. Or is it the fact the GT just laughs at the power? Sunday's wind was straight down the beach, and on Monday it was looking the same again, so we headed to the Prom for a days walk. The boys that stayed were presented with a great on shore from about 2pm, so they got a super run in. Hope all that made it had a good time, see you again!!
  11. Looking at the current wind forecast. Friday looks like a waste, all North Westers 15-20 knots, straight down the beach. Saturday, a perfect onshore SW 15-20 knots, turning more Westerly and picking up a little to 25 knots. Sunday more WSW 15-20 knots, so cross onshore, but should be a goer. And a guess for Monday, should be lighter, but fingers crossed for an onshore Southerly. Saturday seems to be the pick of the bunch for any day trippers thinking of coming, BYO BBQ meat, and some thing to share if you want to hang around afterwards.
  12. USB Rechargable Batteries

    Two mini monsters and their toys use a fair few batteries. Like @.Joel says, I have a pile of rechargeables as well. And just got hit up with the batteries that are in the baby RC car are flat, so off to recharge some more........... USB charging?? Just use one of these. Have a look for the plastic cases/adapters that fit the AA batteries, these allow the AA's to be used in C and D devices. Eneloop make these, I have 4 in the "D" camping lamp. Only issue was that the contacts were a little small in the lamp and didn't quite make contact with the center of the AA's in the adapter, so a little bit of wire soldered across the contact in the lamp and it works fine. Interesting to note that the Znter batteries are 1.5 volt, and not 1.2 like most rechargeables.
  13. It is a long weekend, but it starts Friday. Friday dinner at fish creek, Saturday BBQ, Sunday home.
  14. BIGGER!

    Big! My only issue with the bigger ARC's is the fact that they traditionally don't perform well in the bottom end. I find you will get a higher performance and ease of use from a big fixed bridal kite, or the new de-power foils. As they are smaller kites than an equivalent ARC, they will turn and respond quicker, a huge asset in light winds.
  15. Peter Lynn Waterfoil 5.6

    I'd like a copy of the plan, please.