I guessed that - I think I've seen that program talked around about alot (I guess it's like sledmaker or surfplan). I'm sure there are windwos emulator out there, but I've been reluctant because of the $$$... I could probably find a PC to use for a while though. If you wouldn't mind passing on the foilmaker that'd be great! (ecrawfor AT interchange DOT ubc DOT ca)
I'm in Vancouver, student at UBC. I've been mostly into kitesurfing and have been using inflatables, but always enjoy a kite with a good pull (i've got a little 2 m foil and it's great to go rip around with). I've also been toying with the idea of trying kite-snowboarding. snowkiting? I guess. I figure I don't really care if I have an inflatable for that (probably just asking to rip a bladder), and I enjoy tinkering, so I thought making a kite would be fun. My brother is also into it a bit, he's thinking of trying out buggying, and he's tried to make a kite before too.
I tried to download the junkie files but it was giving me 404 errors, is this a recent development? (could you send them along too, if you have?)
On another topic, where do you usually go for material? Most of the fabric places I've tried in town are focussed more on craft type stuff, and seemed a little perplexed when I asked for some V30 poly thread and dacron. I think there is an outdoor fabric store that probably carries some ripstop material, but seems to be pricey - any leads on good material sources?
The Junkie plans use a program called Foilmaker. It's CAD software for traction kites. The website has been down for a while, so I'll have to email you the executables. Does Mac have an emulator for running Windows programs?
The Junkie kites can be found at Wingine.nl
The Junkie's are really nice kites. I like 'em a lot. I'm working on another 3m right now
Btw. where do you live? I'm in Calgary myself.