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makoman1860

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About makoman1860

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  • Favorite Kite(s)
    Vintage
  • Flying Since
    2012
  • Location
    Oshkosh, Wi
  • Interests
    aviation, engineering, history

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  1. Hey All, Long story short, I am going to be building up a couple designs that were published in the late 1920's, one is a traditional tailless diamond, the other is a "french war" type. Both have a 36" span. I wanted to follow the plans faithfully including the materials and method of construction, spruce rectangular stock, lashed ends, shellac, cotton twines, the whole thing. The only part I am having trouble on is sourcing the sail material. The plans call for "silk" or "cambric" cloth. Has anyone here built using "vintage" materials lately? If so where did you source the sail material? The local fabric shops just give me odd looks and try to steer me to a nylon or polyester. Thanks!! -Aaron
  2. Hi and thank you! Just getting back into kites, mainly as my kids have shown an interest and it is something we can do together.
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