Bob and Charmayne's kites 


Here are some of the kites and bits of line laundry we made in 2001.... One kite not shown is the Ft. Worden ParaSled class kite. We made several ParaSleds getting ready for it!
  Our fifth pair of Wadsworth Rotators. These are really fascinating kite to watch and build. We fly 3 pair and have given two sets away for raffles/auctions. rotators2001.jpg (21890 bytes)
A stack of three Eddy kites. This was designed by  James Means in 1895. It is arranged on a single spine with very interesting rigging. We found the Means Kite in Paul Garber's book "Kites and Kite Flying", published by the Boy Scouts of America in 1931.  means2001.jpg (6920 bytes)  
It's a hit! The Baseballer and Sky master. Two of our "Hi-Flier" replicas. They are actually Top Flites from the Grunden Martin Manufacturing Company. These kites are about 5 feet tall and fly so well in light winds. We made about half of the replica kite series in 2001. skymaster2001.jpg (11310 bytes)

The Berlin Flyer

An old German airplane kite design. Airplane kites or Flugzeug was the Fano Classic kite this year.


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lesterbird.jpg (16292 bytes) This year at Ft. Worden, besides teaching the 1 meter ParaSled class we made a Martin Lester bird kite. This little swallow flies well but only with a sizeable tail. We made a second one to fly them as a pair. Lester Bird pair
New line junk. Our pink and green line has six pieces on it now. This line was started in 2000. Not shown here is a double wheel with internal spikes. greenline2001.jpg (17326 bytes)  
flattermansilh.jpg (10663 bytes) Seen on a German web page. It is Flattermann. Our Flying Man is made from a Tyvek paint cover-up suit and booties, a Tyvek hood and rubber gloves. flatterman2001.jpg (10791 bytes)

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