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    are not trapped underneath Never try to assemble the main spar after you have inserted the ends into the pockets you may fracture the socket tube Insert the ends into the top and bottom pockets Tie bows in the tapes to secure the main spar the top and bottom tapes must also secure the cross spars Always check that the soft plastic ferrules are in position before assembly These ferrules prevent the carbon rods from wearing through the pocket during use CLEANING STORAGE The kite can be cleaned by simply washing the fabric with ordinary soap and a damp cloth Do not use powerful household detergents as this could destroy the properties of the fabric Always keep the kite in its protective bag supplied with the kite Always dry the kite before storage to prevent smells Do not use heat to hurry the process just hang it up indoors or in the garage The bracing and bridle pins are stainless steel and will not rust Should the sail be torn or punctured simply draw the edges together using Cellotape Then Copydex or PVA to stick the repair patch into place and have the YL machine stitch the patch permanently into place Do not use any solvent based glue to effect repairs some glues may dissolve the sail material There is always a piece of material supplied with the kite for just such emergencies In the unlikely event of the spine or spars being broken replacement parts will be despatched as soon as payment is received Costs depend on the current market purchase price Telephone first to find out the price Do not discard any of the fractured spars always bring them home with you for safe disposal Be careful of the old spars the carbon fibres are very sharp careless handling may result in injury WOT NO QRM Well not exactly One great blessing is the lack of QRM when you are operating in remote places To be away from mains interference and the usual background garbage is a relief This is where the Kite Antenna system scores above all other systems You will be able to pick out signals which are impossible to resolve in the domestic environment I took the time and effort to locate a spot well away from habitation where I could fly my Kite Antenna to take the maximum benefit from the prevailing winds and to ensure the best possible signal take off point The Kite Antenna system gives you the freedom and the choice to go where you want when you want and do exactly what you want SAFETY PRECAUTIONS DONT S Do not fly your Kite near power lines of any description If the flying line becomes wet it will become a conductor of electricity with lethal consequences A highly conductive aerial wire will only add to the considerable danger Do not fly your Kite if there is the possibility of thunder orlightning I m sure you don t want to become a

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  • TEXT PAGE No 2.
    If the kite is reluctant to lift move the slider forwards Move the ring in very small movements Having arrived back at the anchor point unclip the sky hook from the line and observe the kite If you are satisfied that it is flying correctly and wish to let it fly higher then clip the sky hook back onto the flying line and walk the kite down Secure the kite by some means or other by driving a second dog spike or tent peg into the ground and attaching the kite to it using the mooring loop to prevent it being blown away while you return to the anchor point to unwind more line from the flying handle Having unwound the required amount of line from the handle lock the line and return to the kite Unfasten it from the mooring Walk downwind until the flying line is taught present the kite to the wind and allow it to rise into the air under control from the sky hook This time the kite should rise high into the air and remain stable Stability is directly related to the wind conditions If the wind is varying in strength and changing direction then the kite will follow the vagaries of the wind If the conditions are steady the kite will remain stationary high in the sky You will feel from the pull on the flying line that it has more than enough strength to lift a wire antenna You will also notice that the kite has altered its shape in flight it has now adopted a sailform because the spars have been bent by the wind Carbon rods have excellent flexibility and strength and will not break as easily as fibreglass Coupled to this they are much lighter than any other materials available If the flying line begins to sing this is quite normal but it should be treated as a warning that the wind is beginning to rise Check the amount of pull being exerted by the kite on the line if you think the pull is approaching 50 of the breaking strain of the line then consider recovering the kite long before the line severs If the line does sever then you are in for a long walk to rescue the kite If you have any worries always recover the kite from the sky before problems arise After a few flights you will become familiar about the kite and become confident in flying it RADIO OPERATIONS DXing Almost everyone who will read this will have prior knowledge and be suitably qualified to permit them to operate a radio at high frequency and it is not for me to tell you how to operate your equipment The methods which can be employed are endless but it is important that you use an antenna tuner and have some means of measuring SWR to achieve best results One other precaution while you are operating is the need to avoid Radio Frequency burns Never

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  • PICTURES PAGE No 1
    and tear on the assembly A few plastic rings secured with lark s head knots to the flying line this enables the antenna wire to slip easily through the nylon rings and the elastic cord simply takes up the slack The arrangement as shown below completely cures this problem The nylon rings are available from shops which supply curtain material The elastic cord is available from ships chandlers The best diameter is about 1 4 inch 5 6 mm The correct length of elastic cord is approximately 1m for every 15m and the ring spacing should be about every 4 or 5 m WARNING I have had every slip ring broken when the kite was struck by a sudden squall Upon inspection I discovered that the rings on this assembly were not made from nylon but inferior plastic which looked like nylon Check very carefully Nylon will bend plastic will shatter If in any doubt use stainless split rings which are available from Angling shops The two knots as shown in the diagram Fig 02 have proven to be the most satisfactory for kiting purposes The Lark s Head Knot can be tied at any point along a length of cord This is the knot used to attach the nylon rings to the flying line so that the antenna wire can be passed through them The Blood Knot with quick release loop is an excellent knot Take the time to learn how to tie it properly it is a very secure knot which has the advantage that it weakens the line much less than other knots I have been asked How do you attach the rig to the antenna Easy just use a piece of stout copper wire and a terminal from a connector block Bend the wire as shown

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  • PICTURES PAGE No 2
    large peg driven well into the ground should be sufficient I have on occasions tied them to park benches and fencing posts thoughtfully provided by farmers See the notes elsewhere SAFETY Check the Air Regulations in your country for the maximum height you are permitted to fly The problem of crowded air space causes some nations take a very dim view of kites being flown at excessive heights Do not break these rules They are there for the safety of aircraft and passengers With the growing popularity of Micro light and Para wing aircraft and the low altitudes at which they fly there is an increased possibility of contact See sample flag below Some of the characters who fly these junk box aircraft have no grey matter between the ears and can be a menace to everyone If we keep to the rules then if something happens they take the wrap Study the Safety Precautions they are packed full of good wholesom advice and are the practical experience of many hundreds of hours flying STATIC ELECTRICITY ALWAYS be aware of the danger of static build up especially in dry weather on your equipment Some method of flashover protection should be fitted to protect your equipment This is a problem common to all antennas and not just to kites The static discharger should be fitted above the antenna connection Static electricity is a never ending problem it is not unique to kites Perhaps we notice it less within our dwelling houses because the feed lines must enter through materials which drain off the excess charge Through brick walls window frames or near to drain pipes The charge must be there but it is being reduced somehow If anyone has a solution please let us know the answer The best method yet

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    so that we can all share in the development of Kite antennas I have retired from making kites and this page is only available for reference However there is a limited number of kites available and they will be released on a first come first served basis There is a reasonable stock of components still remaining which includes sails ferrules carbon spars cloth and other sundry items anyone who makes a reasonable offer can start off their own business Buyer collects Winders not normally supplied a suitable winder is illustrated elswhere in these pages Flying line can be obtained from good fishing tackle shops Antenna wire if you can t find suitable wire in your country then take up Rugby Why Rugby Because it s a game played with odd balls Please leave a Call Sign or Name I will then know if this page is being read by I have noticed that large sections are being plagiarized and no acknowledgement is being regarding this source Anyone who offers up for publication any of my work pretending that it is their own are unworthy and unprincipled I will have no hesitation in contacting the publisher of such material seeking redress

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