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Chook

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  1. My original rods were really rough and marked my B series sail the first time I flew it. I fitted clear protective tape but hated the look and it attracted grit on the edges. I sat watching the TV in my shed and sanded both sets of rods that come with it with 400 grit wet/dry sandpaper done wet and when completely dry sprayed them with a cheap clear coat from a rattle can. I did leave the area covered by the sticker as that was protecting the sail in that area anyway. They are now completely smooth and cause no wear at all. Incidentally they are no heavier either.
  2. Come on............. What sort of small tweaks are you hinting at? We all wan't a perfect bag. All my Revs live on the back seat of my 4 wheel drive, just in their sleeves. I need a good kite bag to tidy them up. Chook
  3. Chook

    Merry Christmas

    Have a good one guys and keep safe over the festive season. Cheers from down under. Chook
  4. I watched that twice........... Amazing. It has a really fantastic vibe to it. Well done. Cheers Chook
  5. ..Pre-hydrate. I whole heartedly agree. We are trained in this as a volunteer fire-fighter. As I get older though, I just seem to have to flush it out, all night.
  6. Hi it's Banana Boat "Sport" Sweat resistant. This one won't rub in as well though. It gives you a pasty sheen. As I said it does attract the grit, but is the only one I've had that will last all day. Being fair skinned, I've already had enough skin cancers removed. So I have to be on the ball, working outside all the time. Hope this helps, Chook
  7. Yeh an Akubra hat for me too. I use Banana Boat on a "daily basis" as well. I work outside teaching agriculture. It is the only sunscreen (4 hours in water) I've tried that will give you the protection in humid conditions. The others seem to be dissolved by sweat and I end up burnt. Banana Boat is my only choice when welding aluminium, as it safely protects skin that seems to catch all the welding reflections. Only down side is it's a little greasy and will attract some grit.
  8. I work as a Training officer at our local Agricultural College 3 days a week and work from home the other 2 days. Wife reckons I work from 8.00am, till 12 knots then go buggying. Fly kites, thats a given... I built a kite buggy and get out on my local beaches whenever I can. I build and sail landyachts. I'm the captain of our local volunteer bush fire brigade. I fly radio controlled helicopters, planes and slope soarers. I pistol shoot at our local club. I'm lucky enough to be a private pilot. Just too busy for a second childhood. I haven't finnished the first yet !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Chook
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    Australia

    Hi, I'm in Esperance WA. I've been flying for about 4 years and have never flown with another rev flier. Lots of fantastic places to fly and great winds here too. Chook
  10. Hey hey hey!!!! Merry Christmas from down under. Keep safe during the festive season and have one for me. Cheers Chook
  11. Chook

    Kite Stakes

    Maybe here? http://www.revkites....e-ground-stake/ Cheers Chook
  12. Yeh but only if you have a drill press. Clamp a flat piece of wood to the press table and use a large drill bit to start a hole. Drill just deep enough, so it's the full size/diameter of the bit or slightly more. Remove this drill bit and replace with the shaft size drill you need and pop your sphere on the hole and away you go. Set your depth stop and jobs done. I do dice the same way by just sitting them their corner. Keep smilin' Chook
  13. Yeh thanks Watty. I did the mod a few weeks back from the vid you made, many thanks. I cut the tops down to just below the holes as previously stated to end up the same length above the foam after mods. Just debured the bottoms before inserting plug and they work a treat. Have a safe festive season everyone. Cheers from down under.
  14. Chook

    Reverserev

    Just a thought. That would be a great way to fly when the sun is in the wrong spot for the current wind conditions. You would then have your back to it. Geez now my head hurts. Keep smilin'
  15. Hey hope your on the mend. It does take a lot of time to get over these injuries eh??? You will now be able to listen to my local FM radio station here in Australia, with an aerial like that in your leg. Keep smilin' Chook
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    Confucius say

    How true!! If this screwdriver slips off, it will be stopped by the palm of my hand. STAB. Owwwww!!!!! I reckon you talk your self into it. My Dad always says, to tension a bolt correctly "do up the bolt till something breaks and then back it off 1/2 a turn". It's only the last bolt or stud that breaks eh???? It only happens when you don't have a spare handy.
  17. Hey you must get to SunFest. I know nothing about it, but this guy need an outing to distract him. I was crawling out of my tree, trying to do something outside while layed up. Jeff all the very best for your recovery. This includes the support crew. Mate just be nice when someone mentions the elastic exercise strap. How true is no pain no gain. I was in love with the dishy phisio at the hospital, but boy could she hurt me. Keep smilin' Chook
  18. http://www.revkites.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=1870 Here it is. John really helped me along here. Cheers from Aussie.
  19. Not only pasties eh!!!! Other good stuff comes from Cornwall. Brilliant job and very uplifting. Don't just threaten us, make sure you do more clips. Cheers
  20. Great info here. He helped me a lot. He's also very modest. http://www.revkites.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=1870 Welcome and enjoy. Just don't be too hard on yourself early on. Cheers
  21. Really well done boys. Good to see a Dads and Lads weekend. I like the view with the camera up the hill and the kite in the forground Watty, as I can see your hand movements and the kite's response. Have watched this bit a stack of times. Keep up the geat work guys. Chook
  22. Hey hang in there bloke and be nice now. I broke my leg after a run in with a tiger snake a while back and was one very frustrated farmer for 4 months. Saw a lot more of my kids though stuck inside. Had to leave the farm and only light duties, so now get a lot more time to fly. There is always a positive side, so chin up and all the very best from Australia. Cheers Chook
  23. Hi, does anybody have a copy of "Revolution ADVANCED FLYING DVD" that I could buy, borrow, beg or steal. I'm also on the lookout for "Trick or Treat". Cheers Chook
  24. Although some days when I can't get my head round it, my flying style does look like human waste. Keep smilin, Chook
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