Flintfootfilly

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About Flintfootfilly

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  • Favorite Kite(s)
    New York Minute
  • Flying Since
    September 2016
  • Location
    Yorkshire
  1. Computer software to help kite design?

    Thanks Makatakam and Exult. Loads of thngs for me to try! When I tried Sketch-Up the other day, I couldn't find a way to see it only in 2D. I really only want it for drawing panel plans that I can then cut around. It kinda looked as though I might have to go for the paid version to be able to do that, but maybe I just need to spend more time exploring what it (and other packages) can do.
  2. Computer software to help kite design?

    Thanks! I like the fancy end cap! 😀 I had a quick look at Sketch-Up earlier today. Couldn't seem to produce 2D drawings on it, though? Will take a look at the other one you mention...
  3. Computer software to help kite design?

    I have made 3 four-line kites recently using hand-drawn templates, and would be interested in finding some computer software that would make this more easy to replicate. I am only ever going to be making the occasional kite for my own use, so any fancy, expensive CAD software is out. Wondering what others do? Have you found some cheap/free software that works for producing full-size drawings of kite outline and panel layout, and gives the option of including seam allowances? Or are hand-drawn templates the way to go? Thanks for any thoughts. J
  4. Flying with no sleeving

    Thanks for the great replies! [emoji3] Sent from my E6653 using KiteLife mobile app
  5. Flying with no sleeving

    At a recent clinic, JB said he doesn't use lineset sleeving on his indoor kite, and I thought he said he never uses sleeving (but I could be wrong). Does anyone not use sleeving on outdoor kites successfully? Sent from my E6653 using KiteLife mobile app
  6. LE tabs (service available for Revs)

    Thanks Makatakam! Sent from my E6653 using KiteLife mobile app
  7. LE tabs (service available for Revs)

    Haven't come across grosgrain before. How does it differ from dacron? Sent from my E6653 using KiteLife mobile app
  8. UK Quad Clinic (Aug 31-Sep 1, 2017)

    John, I have a 10ft and a 15ft lineset for my indoor rev. Is it worth me making up any different length ones for St Anne's please? What would you recommend? I am totally new to indoor kites. Thanks. [emoji41] Sent from my E6653 using KiteLife mobile app
  9. UK Quad Clinic (Aug 31-Sep 1, 2017)

    Aw, shame! Would love to have seen it. good luck with the album cover!! [emoji41] Sent from my E6653 using KiteLife mobile app
  10. UK Quad Clinic (Aug 31-Sep 1, 2017)

    Hi Les, not long to wait now! The clinic should be great! Out of interest, is it you who has a Dark Side of the Moon quad? if so, I would love to see it. Had wondered about trying to make something similar myself (zero kite making skills at present). See you next week. Sarah Sent from my E6653 using KiteLife mobile app
  11. UK Quad Clinic (Aug 31-Sep 1, 2017)

    Looks great, Ian. It's going to look a little different in only 11 days time! [emoji3] Sent from my E6653 using KiteLife mobile app
  12. UK Quad Clinic (Aug 31-Sep 1, 2017)

    I am definitely up for the indoor kite session, and I saw Caroline today and she is looking forward to joining the evening session too. Will it be OK for her to bring her wala to the indoor session? Sent from my E6653 using KiteLife mobile app
  13. UK Quad Clinic (Aug 31-Sep 1, 2017)

    Hi, I have booked to stay in my campervan at my usual campsite in Blackpool, just a couple of miles away from where we will be flying. I hope to cycle to and from the clinic each day (though I have yet to try carrying my kite bag while cycling) Caroline is staying at another campsite in Blackpool. Not sure about anyone else. It would definitely be good to meet up with other kite fliers for a bit of chill time. Sarah
  14. UK Quad Clinic (Aug 31-Sep 1, 2017)

    Brilliant! Thanks John! Sent from my E6653 using KiteLife mobile app
  15. UK Quad Clinic (Aug 31-Sep 1, 2017)

    Hoping I have a guaranteed place on this (I have paid my money and had a receipt from kitelife), but my name doesn't appear on the above list. I have messaged JB separately, but is there something I should be doing in order for my name to appear on the list please? Thanks. Sarah Sent from my E6653 using KiteLife mobile app