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  1. I did get the kite just fine. I was just wondering if anyone had had good experiences with Pro Kites. DLB
  2. Does anyone know anything about Pro Kites USA ? I had some correspondence with them a while back and I ordered a Revolution kite back on July 13, 2018. They do not have a contact telephone number and they do not answer emails. Their website says they are moving their warehouse and orders will be shipped on July 27, 2018. In a perfect world that would take care of it. I am feeling uneasy about this. If I lost $175.00 it isn't the end of the world, but I was hoping I was worried for nothing? Thanks, DLB Hot as hell here down on the border! 110 degrees F yesterday broke the record by 6 degrees! https://www.prokitesusa.com
  3. I am a science/fine arts teacher in Texas. We have a great flying field and the kids like flying my kites. I was wondering if anyone makes or has tried to make a kite patterned after Leonardo da Vinci's flying machine drawings. da Vinci fits into a lot of lessons for me and I thought a kite like that would catch the kids imagination. It seems like like a natural, but I have not found anything. Thanks, DLB
  4. I have a bit of knowledge of FAR 101 due to some years of Model and High Power Rocketry. I find the kite regs to be a bit hard to read. Am I correct in saying that if your kite weighs less than 5 pounds there are generally no rules that apply as far as how high and where you fly? I realize it would be very reckless to fly too near an airport, etc. and I do live near two airports one of which is an United States Air Force base. Stunt kites are generally pretty low but I do have 1000' of line on my reel that I use for single line kites. I usually fly way out in the country at the school where I teach 30 miles from the airport, etc. I just don't want to cause problems in any case. I'm supposed to be having fun and relaxing, not pissing people off. This is for USA situations in my case. Thanks, Dwight DLB
  5. Funny thing is, I do drive a C7 Corvette😊
  6. Thank you to all for sharing your knowledge. I find kite flying to be very relaxing and it brings back many good memories of my father who used to help me build kites, boats, soapbox derbies, etc. He was a mechanical engineer who grew up during the great depression so he always had a way of making what I needed out of what was on hand. Strangely I turned out to be a music teacher (violin and viola, and school orchestra) I did however raise another mechanical engineer, my son, Staff Engineer at Tesla. Thanks To All, Dwight DLB
  7. https://www.prokitesusa.com/revolution-exp-kite-with-reflex-blue/ I have never flown Quad Kites but I do have some experience with both rigid and parafoil type two line kites. Is the kite in the link above a good place to start or should I just bite the bullet and buy the more expensive ones. I am not wedded to any one particular brand or vendor, but the folks at Pro Kites were kind enough to talk with me. I understand Revolution Kites are widely used and known . Thanks, DLB
  8. Welcome to the forums freepistol :)

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