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Kapfoil

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Krah Krah

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Krah-Krah, a name inspired by the sound a raven makes, as this kite is a minimalistic representation of Corvus corax. The kite only needs a breeze to get and stay airborne, laying flat on the wind. Stability comes from the dihedral form an the fin resembling the birds peak.

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Madonna

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This kite, made from bamboo and Washi paper was built for the 2010 Rimini Kite Festival (IT) organized by Club Aquilonisti Riminivola. As often with kites made from this traditional materials, there was no plan involved, it’s just built as it feels right. Indian ink was used to paint the Madonna. Sadly the kite did not survive the unexpected rain. This sacrifice to the weather gods brought us best flying conditions for the next day. Still, it was a nice project to work on and at least a little video of the maiden flight was taken, keeping up the...

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green-black Lynn fish

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Paperman

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The Paperman project was inspired by the stricking film ‘Spirited Away’ by Hayao Miyazaki, mastermind of Studio Ghibli. The witch Zeniba has thousands of little papermen serving her as soldiers. This development is a typical example of evolution, as the finished kite immidiatley inspired the designer to go for a second variation and a third and … In the end plans and templates were piled up for 7 versions. The first version, later to be called ‘Fat Duck’ proofed to be a stable flyer in a wide range of windconditions. One of these even made it to the USA, now...

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Vector

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