Experience of Stone Mountain kite?

Experience of Stone Mountain kite?

Post by Jonathan Wilso » Fri, 02 Apr 1999 04:00:00


Hi,

Now that the plans for Bobby Stanfield's Stone Mountain kite have been
published (new book  - I can get the title if anyone is interested), I'm
thinking about building one.

Has anyone tried this? Any construction tips, etc? I've only heard great
reports about this kite...

Cheers, Jonathan

 
 
 

Experience of Stone Mountain kite?

Post by Jean Lemir » Fri, 02 Apr 1999 04:00:00

Hi Jonathan, hi folks.

Yes I am interested by this book.

Wind or no wind, fly for fun :-)

Jean (Johnny) Lemire of team S.T.A.F.F. from Montreal, Canada.

 
 
 

Experience of Stone Mountain kite?

Post by Mark de Roussi » Fri, 02 Apr 1999 04:00:00



Quote:
>Hi Jonathan, hi folks.

>Yes I am interested by this book.

>Wind or no wind, fly for fun :-)

>Jean (Johnny) Lemire of team S.T.A.F.F. from Montreal, Canada.

The Stone Mountain Kite plans have been available in Maxwell Eden's
Kiteworks for about ten years. I've only seen a couple in real life, but
they're different ( and complex ) enough that they don't appeal to everyone.
I like them, but won't be trying to make one.

                        MdeR

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Experience of Stone Mountain kite?

Post by RemarQ Us » Fri, 02 Apr 1999 04:00:00

The Stone Mountian kite can pull like a truck by my experience and my 6'
version scaled down from the pages of Maxwell Eden's book of kites is no
pushover, either.  A lot depends on how large you make it and the Beaufort
rating at the time....  It's rock steady in a good wind and very pretty in
the sky...Good luck!   Bill   8O)

Maya the wind ALWAYS BE at your back!!

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Experience of Stone Mountain kite?

Post by Jonathan Wilso » Wed, 07 Apr 1999 04:00:00

The book mentioned below is:

    Kites (New Edition) - A practical handbook for the modern kite flyer
    by Ron Moulton and Pat Lloyd
    Published by Nexus Special Interests
    Copyright 1997
    ISBN 1-85486-143-3

Price in the UK is 14.95 pounds

A superb book, loads of plans, as well as photos of lots of new kites.

Cheers, Jonathan

Quote:

>Hi,

>Now that the plans for Bobby Stanfield's Stone Mountain kite have been
>published (new book  - I can get the title if anyone is interested), I'm
>thinking about building one.

>Has anyone tried this? Any construction tips, etc? I've only heard great
>reports about this kite...

>Cheers, Jonathan

 
 
 

Experience of Stone Mountain kite?

Post by Jonathan Wilso » Wed, 07 Apr 1999 04:00:00

Oooops, looks like I screwed up again. The plan *was* in KiteWorks by
Maxwell Eden. I had both books out and just got mixed up when I was writing
the original post. Should've checked before replying with full details of
the other book. I stand by my recommendation however!

Cheers, Jonathan

Quote:

>The book mentioned below is:

>    Kites (New Edition) - A practical handbook for the modern kite flyer
>    by Ron Moulton and Pat Lloyd
>    Published by Nexus Special Interests
>    Copyright 1997
>    ISBN 1-85486-143-3

>Price in the UK is 14.95 pounds

>A superb book, loads of plans, as well as photos of lots of new kites.

>Cheers, Jonathan

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