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Indoor kite flying - Something to read.

Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:29 pm

Back in 2005, dual-line indoor kite flying expert: Harold Slit, wrote a short book all about flying (dual-line) kites indoors: "Indoor = No Wind = More Fun", but you probably haven't read it as it was published in Dutch.

Harold always meant to release an English version. And in January 2009, John Farrell (USA) did a mainly computer translation of the text, copies of which have been circulating around the English speaking community.

Anyway, thanks to the inspiration of the recent Southampton indoor session, and my late mother's Dutch heritage, Harold and I have taken his partly completed translation, John's file, some of my translations, and some new and some revised material from Harold, and created a full English version (complete with all the original pictures).

You can download a pdf of it from: http://www.flyingkites.nl - Please press the "Indoor" button.

Hope you enjoy it.
 
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Re: Indoor kite flying

Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:34 pm

=D> =D>
 
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Re: Indoor kite flying - Something to read.

Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:38 pm

.....and roisinroisin22 was the one who passed me John's translation, back last summer. =D> =D> :D
 
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Re: Indoor kite flying - Something to read.

Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:39 pm

Very informative and well done. It is worth having a look at this even if you don't intend to fly indoors as the principles are similar for very low wind flying.

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Re: Indoor kite flying - Something to read.

Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:27 pm

Harold is the man. Great guy, tough judge, and very much the consummate gentleman. He also host a hell of a flying weekend every year at his home.

Als je dit leest, groetjes uit Noorwegen, Harold!

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Re: Indoor kite flying - Something to read.

Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:11 pm

Thanks guys that's a real goldmine of information very much appreciated =D>
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Re: Indoor kite flying - Something to read.

Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:10 am

does anyone still have a copy of this? the original link is down and I haven't been able to locate another source.
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Re: Indoor kite flying - Something to read.

Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:40 am

PM me your e-mail address and ye shall have a copy.
 
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Re: Indoor kite flying - Something to read.

Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:43 pm

Would this help with me learning to fly my space kites tattoo zero at all?
Or should I just look to learn Std flying first?
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Re: Indoor kite flying - Something to read.

Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:51 pm

Learn basic flying with a standard kite first, I'd say. Indoor/very low wind flying is different but it helps if you have the basics of 'normal' flying under your belt.
 
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Re: Indoor kite flying - Something to read.

Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:41 pm

Dromel wrote:
PM me your e-mail address and ye shall have a copy.


Sent. Thanks for that.
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Re: Indoor kite flying - Something to read.

Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:47 pm

Cheers dromel. I don't think I'll be doing the indoor stuff, but low wind is handy.
Can you email me a copy of it in the future?
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Re: Indoor kite flying - Something to read.

Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:55 pm

File e-mailed to Marc and Broady! Anyone else interested, just PM me your e-mail address.