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My Kite Experience
by: MARY

I have gotten 5 kites up in the air on Cape Canaveral beach, I am wanting to add more to the collection! Gotta love flyin!

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Cheap Anchors
by: Jim Little

Joe, nice job, the pic looks great. You and another made a comment about anchors. I use the $1.00 cloth Wal-Mart bags. I put sand or rocks in them. They are very strong. Then I use a carabiner to connect the line to the bag handles. For hard tugging kites, more bags can be used. Keep'em flying Joe.

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Only Five Kites - But Cheated
by: Tom

One Man, Good job! I have done five but I cheated. (All Deltas) The problem for me is having enough anchors and kites. I only own 8 kites and have only been flying for 6 months now so we'll see. The challenge is ON! Keep it up OR Them up. Can anyone do 10?

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Great Shot
by: Tim Parish

Nice composition Joe, with that eye-catching building on the right. All those kites must have a reasonable wind range for them to all stay up at one time. Such variety - I can imagine you giving other beach-goers a kite-type education on that day!

I've had the 3 MBK Sled designs up at once, but now I'm inspired to try and do better...

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  1. Flight Report:
    Club Fly At Semaphore

    Nov 11, 18 10:45 PM

    It was back to the usual Semaphore Park location this month... True to the weather site prediction, a Gentle-strength breeze was coming off the ocean after mid-day. The direction was much more souther…

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Wind Speeds

Light Air
1-5 km/h
1-3 mph
1-3 knots
Beaufort 1

Light breeze
6–11 km/h
4–7 mph
4–6 knots
Beaufort 2

Gentle ...
12–19 km/h
8–12 mph
7–10 knots
Beaufort 3

Moderate ...
20–28 km/h
13–18 mph
11–16 knots
Beaufort 4

Fresh ...
29–38 km/h
19–24 mph
17–21 knots
Beaufort 5

Strong ...
39–49 km/h
25–31 mph
22–27 knots
Beaufort 6

High Wind
50-61 km/h
32-38 mph
28-33 knots
Beaufort 7

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