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I was pretty frustrated with the build and would have just bought one outright if they weren't so much money.

I'll build at least one or two more with some modifications after doing my best to follow the original plans exactly on this one. Seems like it's going to be a good flyer.

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Very nice Picture.

I would like to add an Urban Ninja to my collection, But they are costly.

I dont feel confident in my kite making skills either.

Have you done any low wind trick flying with the Ninja Yet?

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This was the first flight off the workbench so haven't tried anything fancy yet. I thought I saw somewhere that someone is making replicas of these. I would not recommend these as a first build to anyone although they aren't that complicated.

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I have made a few kites, a 2' tall diamond, a 4' wing span bird and a 32' long Dragon style kite.

I believe the Urban Ninja has open source Plans, so anyone can make one from the designers plans.

Did you use the Kit version?

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I used the designers plans from scratch. I thought even the kit was way too much. Some of his other models are for sale via Amazon...not the Ninja though.

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I like to use mine for really low wind outdoor flying!! I find it's not a "set and forget" flier, but something that needs constant attention! If you use it inside, try a weight about 10 grams in the nose to improve the glide!

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Thanks for the tip Wayne. I know a US nickel is exactly 5 grams...if we were to redo our currency system a dime should weigh exactly 10 grams :)

I had it out yesterday in a bit higher wind than I should have but wanted to try it since my latest modifications. I think it's going to be a lot of fun.

Thus far the most intuitive and easiest of the gliders I have is the Wala. The Zero G is the hardest and the U-Ninja and Horvath Hybrid 130 are somewhere in between and the iFlite's 1 & 2 have not had much air time yet.

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There is a video of the Ninja flying indoors at a mall over in the Far East. The Ninja glided so much better than mine, so I asked if the pilot had made any mods to make it glide that way! Sure enough, he had used some nose weight to get it to glide indoors! I normally use mine outdoors and keep my others for indoor flying!

Try a quarter, I think it weighs pretty close to that 10 gram mark!

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