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Hi all,

I was wondering if there's a commercial model of kite messenger available (you know, the device to carry things along the line pushed by the wind, and then release it once it reaches the kite)

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I've been looking for quite a while, but can't seem to find any.

Thanks!

 

NOTE: I know it's possible to make your own, but in this case I'm looking for one I can buy, if there's one.

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Thanks Edmund! I'd prefer one where the messenger is actually dropped after reaching the top, rather than coming down the line, but still these are both pretty good options that I didn't know. 

By googling those I also just learned that they're known as "kite ferries", which I also didn't know.

Appreciated!

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I'm not familiar with festivals outside of Washington & Oregon, but the Teddy Bear Drop is a mainstay out here. I'll see if I can find out what the dropping mechanism is. 

check out the Washington State International Kite Festival page at SATURDAY - World Kite Museum (kitefestival.com) for the schedule with the Teddy Bear Drop listed. There's even a picture of one of the bears parachuting down...

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Ah = true. It's a simple stopper on the line, then the bear slides up the line with the parachute pulling it. once it hits the stopper, it detatches the bear which parachutes down to the ground. I thought the "release it when it reaches the kite" meant dropping off the line, not sliding back down.

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14 hours ago, Rob Friedman said:

I have one from Mullers Kite Fishing in South Africa.  It's called a Bait Ferry and I use it for KAP..and it works great!

To drop your camera into the ocean? 😃

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18 hours ago, Rob Friedman said:

I have one from Mullers Kite Fishing in South Africa.  It's called a Bait Ferry and I use it for KAP..and it works great!

That is exactly what I was looking for. By the way, using it for KAP sounds quite cool. Not sure if they'd be willing to ship it to the Netherlands (where I'm located). I've sent them a message and I'm crossing my fingers.

Thanks for the tip! 

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