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  1. eBay & Gumtree Finds

    There is a flexifoil buggy for sale on eBay (not mine). Current auction price is at only $56, so it may be a cheap buggy for someone in need. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Fliexfoil-Kite-Buggy-/161226777819?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_15&hash=item2589dd64db&_uhb=1
  2. eBay & Gumtree Finds

    flysurfer speed4 8meter delux $600 on Gumtree http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/1168274576?utm_campaign=socialbuttons&utm_content=app_ios&utm_medium=social&utm_source=sms also peter lynn kite buggy and kite package http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/1168232953?utm_campaign=socialbuttons&utm_content=app_ios&utm_medium=social&utm_source=sms
  3. Just a bit of info on how to make your own replacement arc spars on the cheap with a few bits from Bunnings. Making your own spars is handy if you want to keep the original compact spars in good condition for when you travel or if buying an arc 2nd hand it can be a lot cheaper to get it shipped without the spars. (I got a 15m charger shipped from Perth for $17 kite only, vs $120 with the spars and bag) materials: 3m length of 12mm round aluminium tube from Bunnings (https://www.bunnings.com.au/metal-mate-12-x-1mm-3m-aluminium-round-tube_p1079420) 4x 13mm chair leg end caps from Bunnings (https://www.bunnings.com.au/tic-13mm-round-black-plastic-external-chair-tip-4-pack_p4050044) glue of choice. how to: simply cut the tubing to to correct length using this handy reference chart direct from Peter Lynn. next, score the alloy with some sandpaper to give the adhesive something to grab on to. choose your adhesive. It doesn’t really matter what you use because it’s only to hold the cap on when pulling the spar out of the pocket on the kite. Some examples are below. I chose the grey gasket sealant because it was already open. Really though even a few wraps of duct tape would work. Fill the cap with the adhesive. and put a bead around the top of the alloy. push the cap on, wipe off the excess and repeat for the rest of the ends. Happy days 👍
  4. Weather forecasts

    Windy looks fun to use. I’ll give it a go and compare to my usual prediction sites. Which is usually just MetEye and Windfinder.
  5. eBay & Gumtree Finds

    Here’s a bargain. Peter Lynn mk2 buggy $155! Kite buggy traction kiting Peter Lynn https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com.au%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F142595033888
  6. 2018 HQ Snow Kites

    The free race looks interesting. And would probably be very competitively priced. They have a good marketing team team too. The absence of nylon ribs in the leading edge and a lower cell count then the competition, is sold as a positive. Because it makes It one of the lightest production kites on the market.
  7. Peter Lynn arc spars for under $15

    Cheers, I never really considered wood. If the alloy doesn’t work I will replace with the wood. What size did you use? another option I thought of was the fibreglass tent rods.
  8. Big Daddy Deluxe!

    When you get to a swag that big with so many poles and ropes to set up, why not just buy a 3 second tent and self inflating mattress?
  9. Peter Lynn Waterfoil 5.6

    I second that idea!
  10. Atlas, The Next Generation

    I was waiting for it to drab the hockey stick and start attacking the guy. at least we will hear them coming when they become self aware and decide that they no longer need mankind.
  11. The future of wind power

    Interesting. But there will be no wind on the first day of testing. Curse of the new kite
  12. Buggy bits clean out.

    Message sent about a buggy seat. @outlaw, what are the different side rails you have pictured?
  13. Watches: water, silt, mud and scum proof?

    I’m still loving my rip curl tide master 2. the tide feature and having analogue watch face is great. only issue is the battery only lasts about a year and the pre loaded tide data runs out in 2022. So I might look at getting a new watch then.
  14. Happy B'Day Andy666

    Cheers Goz. I’m surprised I’m not wearing the same shirt in both picture 😄
  15. Happy B'Day Andy666

    Cheers mate. yeah no grey hair in those pictures 👍
  16. Four Wheel Kite Buggy

    @.Joel, is it yours? i wonder if the steering is more or less twitchy then a standard buggy?
  17. The Dark Force

    Looks good mate. but I still think you should of got the faster red ones
  18. Alex Sanz - Longest Kite Replies in History thread

    Haha, it was a bloody good read though. Shame Alex sanz isn’t active on this forum any more.
  19. 6m F-arc

    Cheers mate
  20. 6m F-arc

    As I mentioned in another thread, I have a heap of material left over from building 1830 F-arc's. The f-arcs are made from good quality chikara ripstop and it is too good to just throw out, so I decided I needed to put it to good use. I have been playing with Surf Plan for a while now and although I can get a design that looks good, I have no idea if the design will fly or not. Then one day looking threw some old archived websites, I found a link to the surf plan design specs for a 6m p-arc. P-arc (P=parallel) was the original name of the F-arc, but was changed before release because Parc backwards is crap SurfPlan Download P-arc base.sle anyway, I decided it was worth giving it a go since I already had the material. So I got the plans printed out on A0 paper and set to work. first thing I had to do was unpick every seam on the remaining sections of 16m f-arc, which took a lot longer then expected. next came the marking out and cutting. Because I was working with material that had been folded and crushed, rather then off the roll, it was a nightmare getting it to lay flat to trace the outline on to. I had to flatten an then clamp the corners to the table. As well as the outline of each piece surfplan also allows you to add waypoints so everything can be aligned after being cut. I used a hot knife to cut all the pieces out to make it a bit quicker and stop the edges from fraying. i then used double sided tape to stick all the pieces of the top and bottom skin together for sewing. The ribs were too difficult to stick in place, so they were just aligned and stitched as I went. (A walking foot attachment from eBay makes sewing ripstop sooo much easier) The surfplan design didn't have spar pockets, so I made them from some 50mm webbing and stitched them to the end cells. I also added internal front and rear straps of 25mm webbing, similar to the more modern arcs. Like the modern arcs, the rear strap has adjustment for the middle 5 cells and wingtip 5 cells. I also made the front line adjustable at the middle 5 cells, in case the kite was prone to backstall. And the finished product..... flat area: 6m wing span: 6m AR: 6.0 I estimate it took about 100hrs, cost $150 and countless 🍺
  21. Quad leading edge mesh

    Wow that’s tidy. Did you cut it out with a laser plotter?
  22. Website Upgrades

    I know of a few ideas @.Joel has been working on and whatever one is getting launched should be exciting
  23. eBay & Gumtree Finds

    Flexifoil Kite Buggy and Kites on Gumtree http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/1162765131
  24. Lake Lefroy Regatta

    Wow. It looks like an amazing spot chook
  25. SpanishMan's Garage Sale II

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