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Chook last won the day on September 30

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About Chook

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    malfunctioning oracle
  • Birthday 12/15/1959

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  • Location
    Esperance Western Australia
  • Interests
    I fly radio controlled helicopters, planes and gliders.
    I have a private pilot licence.
    I kite buggy
    I design, build and race land yachts.
    I work at the local Agricultural College part time (3 days a week) and also work from home from 8.00am till 12 knots.

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  1. eBay & Gumtree Finds

    Buggy and kite for $400.00. https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/ballarat-central/gym-fitness/power-kite-7-3-mtr-ozone-frenzy-with-buggy/1196831043
  2. Next Challenge....

    The chilblains would be well worth it Joel. I love those stern steerers they are awesome!!!!
  3. MEFM heading home

    You did give me some time on one at Kingston in very little wind and I was amazed at how much control I still had with very little line pressure. I just couldn't remember if the stand offs moved in flight Doug. Getting old this end matey. Thanks.
  4. MEFM heading home

    Doug can the stand offs slide though their lower spreader fittings in flight?
  5. Funny Videos

    We don't watch TV in WA we get out and build shit...………….
  6. Funny Videos

    I raced landyachts against this guy last weekend at Lake Lefroy WA. He's a card in real life too. He hates cats nearly as much as I do.
  7. HELP! Ozone Chrono bridle

    I’ve worn all my ozone line sets out and replaced them with q-line pro and don’t use the stopper ball. The kite flags out well before it gets too far up the lines anyway when buggying. May be a different story on water though.
  8. eBay & Gumtree Finds

    $250.00 Great price and 2nd rod set thrown in. Ready to fly. https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/randwick/other-sports-fitness/revolution-kite-rev-1-5-sle/1193996227
  9. First time foil flight

    I just tie a double thickness stopper knot with the rope doubled back on its self just below the trim range knot ( just enough room to fit your hand in between to adjust the trim) and cut off the excess. Yes I have run over my rope at 80 kmh and scared myself witless as it powered up pulling me sideways into a dune. I dumped the chicken loop and safety and spent an hour untangling the bridles. Got back and cut the trim line to length. With it trimmed in I just flick it over my front upwind line on the bar. It has never tangled/or accidentally released since. I bought a secondhand race bar and the speed cleat was stripped and trim cord kept slipping. I replaced the cleat with no more hassles. It had been used in salt water and the trim line swells/goes hard and doesn’t fully engage the cleat and shears off the moulded angled retainers on the cleat. It’s a standard Ronstan “alloy” speed cleat from a boat shop so easily replaced. (Measure between the screw holes centres for size) Just soak/rinse the line with some fabric softener is all I do as it’s suttle enough to remove the retained salt from my local lake or wet beach. The race bar has a much larger trim range than a contact bar which is fantastic for those head wind crawl back upwind with a crabfart of wind sheeted right out conditions. The gang was impressed at Kingston at the upwind speed ability of the ozone’s in these conditions Also check the line lengths and tune to equal length back and front lines with trim sheeted right out, as a little error of 25 mm or so makes a huge difference to a comfortable ride position of the bar on the Chronos and R1’s Also the elastic flag out line is a different length between the contact and race bar. Cheers Chook
  10. Yeppoon 2018

    Good opportunity for you to fire a new 2019 thread up Bob. I've booked from Thursday 28th March to April 26th at the Driftwood Apartments. Traditionally it is an Easter long weekend event. Good Friday falls on the 19th April but most of us diehards travel so far, we make a real go of it.
  11. Eco Charging....

    Ha ha, no nature has the best music to relax too.
  12. Eco Charging....

    Yeh totally agree! Also if you need music in the bush, you are simply doing it wrong.
  13. Video Les Hemmes

    YES!!!!!!! Loved it.
  14. Home Brewed Kite Buggies

    Looks fantastic!!! There is a lot of localized stress on the front T joint ??(front intersect of top and bottom rail) Ha ha, I do love your nut and washer catcher built into the floor. Just wished I had a service pit in my shed.
  15. eBay & Gumtree Finds

    $500 Folding buggy and kites in Goolwa SA. https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/adelaide-cbd/other-sports-fitness/kite-buggy/1188748711