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Model planes, hotairballoons, kites, free flight. Fun things. There's just something so satisfying about things sailing through the air.

Free flight is the art of making very light model planes & flying them. At the moment I manage to fly kites on occasion, no place to fly free flight models :-(. Ahh well. In front of our house whe have a lovely large clear green. Perfect kite flying territory. We've also noticed that if we go out flying a kite ... then others get braver and follow. Yayy. If we ever manage to get a club together it might be fun.

Our kites:

I did loads of messing and I really like kites but I'm only at the stage of wanting to do more and I hadn't even flown a kite for a whole year a short enough while back. Fionnuala brought some ripstop nylon back from Edinburgh a coupla years back and I used the sewing machine this year so hopefully I'll combine the two and end up with something interesting (and not fingers sewn to table!!!).

For now the rest of this is just a collection of links:

Kites

newsgroup rec.kites seems to be much more friendly than many newsgroups. html and comp.anything seem to have LOADs of both clueless newbie and sarcastic troll/flamers.
| The Aeroplane Kite Site | Larks head knot | deltakites.com | Tako Kichi (kite-crazy) (good logo for kite!) kanji logos |
double box kite plans kite plans on www parafoil try a nasawing or a semi-rigid double foil sled
tinfoil kites (and tails) on radar for mountain safety or UFO fun ... lightning? :-O flowform kite, Carl Crowell's design needs drogue two line parafoil in the plans section.
Mr. Wardley seems to know a thing or two about bridles, or Andy Wardley. reason? well some days, I just like to lie on the ground looking at the kite flying (its very relaxing, like fishing) and otherdays I want to chase small dogs around the field ;-)

Power upskiers and other BIG power kites. kitelist Ryans wreckreation powerkiting Power Kite Site o mi look at all those links egroups kitesurf
WOAH! Kite Safety Phil very high

kites & origami polyhedra kite

Richard Nourse kites+stuff in UK poolekites
Kite Fantastic http://www.anti-gravity.demon.co.uk/kites.html windthings Scotland kite club Greens Kites
ODP/ Regional/ UK/ Recreation/ Kites
Regional/ Europe/ Ireland/ Sports/ Outdoors
Recreation/ Outdoors/ Kites/

Anti-Gravity Air Sports and Street Sports Les cerfs-volants Mullin kites Brookite micro

Hkulk of "the Swallows" what is kiting IO kite from advance

? Kite Zoo ? Kite Flyer's Site ? Peter Peters' Kite Site ? Definitive Kite Site ? Micro-Kite ? Japanese Kite collection ? Japanese master | jka | Kite plan list ? Kight Lights ?

paper planes, mcshane's planes/ Old Faithful

Flying models, free flight and balloons

Model Ballooning Megapage
Herkenning: Kalender
Mike's Home Page
Model slope soaring - the Foom Delta
Free Flight on the WWW
Free Flight Message Board
Indoor Model Airplanes
Plans for Indoor Model Airplanes
Free Flight Model Plans
Free Flight Web Ring
Le vol d'interieur
A.A. Lidberg Model Plan Service
Craig's Model Shop
Climber was here, eh
ROLLED BALSA TUBEMOTOR STICK CONSTRUCTION
gcar home
gcar Free Flight
What Is Free Flight?
http://www.helsinki.fi/~kiljunen/aeromodel.html
MANGES Free Flight page
Indoor Model Airplane Information and Opportunities.