> A "X shaped quad" is about as original an idea as a dual line delta
> I thought about building somthing like this right after I first got into
> quads, I think every quadliner comes up with this one (though at that time
> was thinking of crossing the rods in the middle)
I am crushed. Up until I read this message, I thought my ship had come
I had already planned on how to spend that first royalty check. Back to the
drawing board. Maybe the AKA is still accepting signups. Heck, I think I
could teach kids how to make Frustrationless Fliers. Heck, yes.
Creativity not only sucks, it doesn't even exist. Go figger. Oink, oink.
> Beyond that, there are many diffecences between mine and yours, the
> one being the X configuration on the vertical spreaders (diagonal
> These will butress the leading edges and be much stronger than having
> vertical spreaders would, as well as hold each side of the kite flat (with
> twisting mostly happening in the middle of the kite at the ferrules rather
> than spread out along it's lenght).
*shewt, they look almost identical from here. Maybe you thought you were
having visions about a new twist on an old X Quad idea when in reality, you
were remembering with that *other* side of the brain that drawing of the X
(Generation) Quad on the (dissappearing) Homestead page?
None of this matters to me, actually. I get bored with most quad kites
until they hatch into Puppet Kites.
The X Quad is just a dragonfly waiting to happen. Thank God all dragonflys
don't look alike :-)
"Found A New Site For Puppet Kite Videos" (I Hope -)
Going, going, gone!
The Puppet Kite Kid