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  • So, it might not be a plane, but it DOES fly...

    We have liftoff! Yes, it IS as big as it looks!


    Wheeeeee...


    Sunset anyone?


    And finally, the famous kite buggy! Thats not me, but it IS my buggy
    I walked across an empty land
    I knew the pathway like the back of my hand
    I felt the earth beneath my feet
    Sat by the river and it made me complete

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    LOL!

    I wonder does it really move?
    Check out my photos at jp.net! http://www.jetphotos.net/showphotos.php?userid=613

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    • #3
      Does what really move? The buggy? Buggy speed record is 73mph, so it can go a bit, yes
      I walked across an empty land
      I knew the pathway like the back of my hand
      I felt the earth beneath my feet
      Sat by the river and it made me complete

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      • #4
        73 miles per hour, I believe....but how did you do it?

        Down the steepest hill in england or did you tie it to a car?

        And how does the buggy fly? I guess it just soars down the roads!

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        • #5
          Kat! Did you take those photos yourself?

          Also, how much air have you gotten with that thing! :P


          DeltaASA16

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          • #6
            You and your damn wind
            Love the pics by the way.
            Try to catch me flyin dirty...

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            • #7
              I like it!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ATLcenter
                73 miles per hour, I believe....but how did you do it?

                Down the steepest hill in england or did you tie it to a car?

                And how does the buggy fly? I guess it just soars down the roads!
                I have never reached 73mph, it was done on sand flats in the US. Most i have reached is about 30mph. And the buggy doesn't fly, its pulled by the kites!

                Most air so far is 20ft up
                I walked across an empty land
                I knew the pathway like the back of my hand
                I felt the earth beneath my feet
                Sat by the river and it made me complete

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                • #9
                  Alright, that changes a LOT! That's one sweet buggy then! Granted, I'd prefer a Go-Kart myself but, as far as harnessing the wind, rock on!

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                  • #10
                    Kat,

                    Whenever you bring up your kiting hobby I am reminded of my own back in the mid 60's. It was the days before modern kites and we made kites as large as 30 feet across from aluminum angles pop riveted together and a skin of thick vinyl sheeting. They worked pretty well and we had a sling beneath some that allowed a rider to get a lift. We always flew off the New Jersey coast so that we were out over water in case of a sudden loss of lift or a structural failure. We never used kites with buggies, but did have a great time using them to power kayaks. Try that some time for a nice change of pace. Be sure to bring along a compass though. Our first time out my brother and I got so far offshore on an overcast day that we lost our directional reference and had to follow seagulls back to land. Never made that error again.

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                    • #11
                      Hey Jexx, lets see a pic of you riding it!

                      Welcome back Kev, where ya been dude?

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