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    igeighty reacted to .Joel in Can you Vacuum more please?   
    Melissa asked me if I could 'vacuum a bit more' now that her maternity leave is coming to an end.
    Sure no problem, I can do that.... Fast forward a week...  welcome to the family 'Jetson' 

     
    We'll be at work and Jetson will do its thing... 
    Olivia loves it  
    Next step dishwasher in the kitchen and I can claim to do all the dishes too 
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    igeighty got a reaction from .Joel in Tribe of Trilobites   
    finally pulled the pin on a few of these, they are sitting in the sunshine west black hole at the moment,
    a pair of all white. 36 and a 7. next week a 3 and a 16.

    an 18m blue jellyfish arrived today. (and so did the rain)

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    igeighty got a reaction from Mez in Tribe of Trilobites   
    Gday, 
    the larger 36, which has a body about 5.5m wide by 6.5 long has a fair amount of pull, we generally anchor it down to the car with 1200 kg spectra. It is probably a little overkill however I generally do not fly it over 15 knots. Being so large it can fly in as low as 3-5 knots with no problems and is very floaty. 
    the little 3m guys do not have a very large lifting surface at all and can be flown on 120 pound spectra.
    the larger two 36 and 16 I generally launch with long line launch. Once they are in place and no children are hanging off the tails. The smaller ones can go up around and amongst them forming a swarm.
    they are very stable kites and self correct themselves in the sky by way of the huge long tentacles. Which act as rudders. They make very good lifters with plenty of stability to hang any kind of line laundry from them.

    pulling the big guys down is pretty simple. Just walking towards them along the lines. Once they are on the ground I flip the big girl on her back and she just sits there  

    my next trick will be to try and get them flying in a train. With the larger one as a pilot and the smaller ones acting more like line laundry.

     
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    igeighty got a reaction from Mez in Tribe of Trilobites   
    We have increased the trilobite family to 8 now. They are all white with red eyes. The new additions are a pair of small 3 m another 7m and a 10m
     
    The collection is now 3,3,3,7,7,10,16 and 36m The smaller 6 can effectively fly themselves tethered. But the larger 16 and 36 definitely need a minder
    i can’t get photos in the air just yet, but the day will come when we can get outside to fly again. 
     

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    igeighty got a reaction from mik333 in Happy Birthday   
    I do not know how I missed this  thanks Mezz, Joel and Trevor.
    Thanks, I had a good day. drank some scotch. looked outside, ate some food.
    Reminds me of an old midnight oil lyric.
    'One more day of eating and sleeping'
    50 years ? far out I didn't think I would make 30

     
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    igeighty got a reaction from Tiger37 in Happy Birthday   
    I do not know how I missed this  thanks Mezz, Joel and Trevor.
    Thanks, I had a good day. drank some scotch. looked outside, ate some food.
    Reminds me of an old midnight oil lyric.
    'One more day of eating and sleeping'
    50 years ? far out I didn't think I would make 30

     
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    igeighty got a reaction from Mez in Happy Birthday   
    I do not know how I missed this  thanks Mezz, Joel and Trevor.
    Thanks, I had a good day. drank some scotch. looked outside, ate some food.
    Reminds me of an old midnight oil lyric.
    'One more day of eating and sleeping'
    50 years ? far out I didn't think I would make 30

     
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    igeighty reacted to Mez in Happy Birthday   
    Happy Birthday @igeighty - Have a great day! 
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    igeighty reacted to Tiger37 in Happy Birthday   
    Happy Birthday Doug! Have a great one 
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    igeighty reacted to .Joel in Happy Birthday   
    Happy B'Day!
    Here's a card for you

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    igeighty reacted to Big Daddy in Name every kite buggy!   
    Barracuda Buggy not been mentioned. It was the dogs'



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    igeighty reacted to jhn.holgate in Name every kite buggy!   
    The Vermin....

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    igeighty got a reaction from roddyread in New no wind toys.   
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    igeighty got a reaction from jhn.holgate in Tribe of Trilobites   
    Gday, 
    the larger 36, which has a body about 5.5m wide by 6.5 long has a fair amount of pull, we generally anchor it down to the car with 1200 kg spectra. It is probably a little overkill however I generally do not fly it over 15 knots. Being so large it can fly in as low as 3-5 knots with no problems and is very floaty. 
    the little 3m guys do not have a very large lifting surface at all and can be flown on 120 pound spectra.
    the larger two 36 and 16 I generally launch with long line launch. Once they are in place and no children are hanging off the tails. The smaller ones can go up around and amongst them forming a swarm.
    they are very stable kites and self correct themselves in the sky by way of the huge long tentacles. Which act as rudders. They make very good lifters with plenty of stability to hang any kind of line laundry from them.

    pulling the big guys down is pretty simple. Just walking towards them along the lines. Once they are on the ground I flip the big girl on her back and she just sits there  

    my next trick will be to try and get them flying in a train. With the larger one as a pilot and the smaller ones acting more like line laundry.

     
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    igeighty got a reaction from mik333 in Tribe of Trilobites   
    Gday, 
    the larger 36, which has a body about 5.5m wide by 6.5 long has a fair amount of pull, we generally anchor it down to the car with 1200 kg spectra. It is probably a little overkill however I generally do not fly it over 15 knots. Being so large it can fly in as low as 3-5 knots with no problems and is very floaty. 
    the little 3m guys do not have a very large lifting surface at all and can be flown on 120 pound spectra.
    the larger two 36 and 16 I generally launch with long line launch. Once they are in place and no children are hanging off the tails. The smaller ones can go up around and amongst them forming a swarm.
    they are very stable kites and self correct themselves in the sky by way of the huge long tentacles. Which act as rudders. They make very good lifters with plenty of stability to hang any kind of line laundry from them.

    pulling the big guys down is pretty simple. Just walking towards them along the lines. Once they are on the ground I flip the big girl on her back and she just sits there  

    my next trick will be to try and get them flying in a train. With the larger one as a pilot and the smaller ones acting more like line laundry.

     
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    igeighty got a reaction from mik333 in Tribe of Trilobites   
    We have increased the trilobite family to 8 now. They are all white with red eyes. The new additions are a pair of small 3 m another 7m and a 10m
     
    The collection is now 3,3,3,7,7,10,16 and 36m The smaller 6 can effectively fly themselves tethered. But the larger 16 and 36 definitely need a minder
    i can’t get photos in the air just yet, but the day will come when we can get outside to fly again. 
     

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    igeighty got a reaction from bakersdozen in Tribe of Trilobites   
    We have increased the trilobite family to 8 now. They are all white with red eyes. The new additions are a pair of small 3 m another 7m and a 10m
     
    The collection is now 3,3,3,7,7,10,16 and 36m The smaller 6 can effectively fly themselves tethered. But the larger 16 and 36 definitely need a minder
    i can’t get photos in the air just yet, but the day will come when we can get outside to fly again. 
     

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    igeighty got a reaction from .Joel in Tribe of Trilobites   
    We have increased the trilobite family to 8 now. They are all white with red eyes. The new additions are a pair of small 3 m another 7m and a 10m
     
    The collection is now 3,3,3,7,7,10,16 and 36m The smaller 6 can effectively fly themselves tethered. But the larger 16 and 36 definitely need a minder
    i can’t get photos in the air just yet, but the day will come when we can get outside to fly again. 
     

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    igeighty got a reaction from Tiger37 in Sandy Point. Vic. : Possible post Covid lock down runs till Christmas.   
    thanks Nigel, that's a great list of tides. we will be there
     
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    igeighty got a reaction from Mez in Tribe of Trilobites   
    Three of the 'Tribe' 36,16 and baby 3. Taken from this angle, they all appear roughly same dimensions. 
    have fun
     
    dougie..

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    igeighty reacted to Ed Cline in Tribe of Trilobites   
    So I'll need a few posts. I'll try not to be too obvious.
    Heres mine from 2016. It's a 36 by marking?
    Point is they handle really well close in and can make a 550lb dacron line sing.

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    igeighty got a reaction from Chook in Tribe of Trilobites   
    Three of the 'Tribe' 36,16 and baby 3. Taken from this angle, they all appear roughly same dimensions. 
    have fun
     
    dougie..

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    igeighty got a reaction from mik333 in Tribe of Trilobites   
    Three of the 'Tribe' 36,16 and baby 3. Taken from this angle, they all appear roughly same dimensions. 
    have fun
     
    dougie..

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    igeighty reacted to jhn.holgate in Ozone Riot 9m   
    No problems, Luke.  Sold.
     
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    igeighty got a reaction from windstruck in New no wind toys.   
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