New Kite Tails

by Jim Little
(Birmingham, AL, USA)

Colorful nylon tails

Colorful nylon tails

I made the tails for this kite from nylon. The kite is 7 feet across the bottom. The tails are 2 ft. wide x 10 ft. long. I just went to the beach 24th July 2010 for it's maiden flight.

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Hey
by: Anonymous

u rock

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I am honored
by: Jim Little

Tim, thank you for the nice comment and the honor of being featured on your home page. I have to agree about the Dragon kite, I thought awesome, I want one. It is a very impressive kite.

This is my first attempt at making anything for my kites. The side tails are flat, but the tubes would look great.

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Bye bye Dragon...
by: Tim Parish

Great pic Jim - a 'riot of color' as they say!

In fact, I've just decided to bump off the Dragon Kite picture on the home page. It's been there for ages, and deservedly so, gathering quite a large collection of short pithy comments. All positive, I might add.

But now it's your turn, with your very flamboyant Delta. Are they narrow tube tails on the tips?

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