==== ====All Kinds of High Quality Kites and other great stuff you find here :http://clix.superclix.de/cgi-bin/tclix.cgi?id=traveler&pp=13685&linknr=34824==== ====An RC kite is pretty much what it sounds like. That is, a kite-like aircraft fitted with RC (radiocontrol) receiver and pulled through the air with a propeller. In structure, it has a lot in commonwith kites and yet it is flown around like an RC plane. The man behind the concept is Mr MichaelLim from Singapore. Mr Lim was formerly a jewelry designer but now finds it hard to drag himselfaway from further research and development of these amazing little flying machines!Singapore is a crowded city-state-island in South-East Asia, with an enthusiastic and growingcrowd of RC kite fliers. In typical Singapore fashion, the scene is very organized with simulatortraining, a ranking system for fliers and scheduled events.So what exactly can a radio controlled kite do? It can...float around like a glider, with the motor idlingperform all the basic aerobatic maneuvers like a light aircrafthang on the prop in hovering or very slow flight, nose high in the airzip around pylons like the Red Bull racersI should add, only a well-trained pilot can do all the above!The Best RC Kites Are Made In SingaporeThats right, as of 2008, the good ones are the originals made in Singapore. The original and thebest as they say. The first design was named the FireFly and emerged onto the market in the year2000. This kite featured LED lights around its rim for night flying. The effect gave a lot of pleasureto both the fliers and those looking on.2001 saw the next generation of kites, named Golden Ingot. But Mr Lim didnt rest, finally bringingout the popular Pro III which is the current entry-level kite. The original colored-LED lights idea haspersisted, making night flying a big part of the RC kite phenomenon.Other kites have been developed too, for specific characteristics. For example, the Scorpion pylonracer.The frame and RC housing of the kites are made from carbon fiber. Thats the same material thatis used for the very best spars in ordinary kites. Strong and yet very light. The sails use polyestercanvas which resists scratches and tears quite well.
In 2008, peoples video of flying events and gatherings are increasing awareness of the RC kite.Its fascinating to watch real precision aerobatics and also the very slow flight capability of RCkites.To give you some idea of the size and weight of these kites, heres a few basic specs on the ProIII:680mm x 540mm x 55mm in sizekite itself weighs 45 gramskite ready-to-fly weighs 260 gramsSome Thoughts On The RC Kite SceneMy first reaction to reading about this whole scene, and seeing some video? That really looks likefun! With miniaturization as advanced as it is now, something like this had to happen sooner orlater. Also, flying indoors takes away a lot of the limitations that the weather imposes on outdoorRC flying.An RC kite works fine outdoors too, as long as there is not too much wind.I guess for some successful RC fliers, used to the noise and speed of powerful fuel-driven RCplanes, these kites could seem a bit tame. A floating kite just doesnt re-create the feeling of flyingan aircraft like a fuel-powered RC plane does.At $600 for the starter kit, these are not toys. However, a remote control kite does appear flimsyand toy-like at first. Only after looking into it a bit more do you appreciate the achievements ofthose involved in developing this unique technology.Kite or RC Plane?The R C kite seems to have more in common with R C model aircraft than with normal tetheredkites.The construction is very kite-like on most designs, with the sail fabric stretched between asurrounding frame. This isnt much like the well-known diamond kite in the West, but it does havesomething in common with a particular class of traditional Chinese kite. Im talking about thosekites that have molded bamboo spars and hard edges.On the other hand, the vertical fin of the Pro III does look more like a model plane fin than theflexible keel of a kite.In any case, everybody is calling these things RC kites, or air kites so kites they are!Tim Parish and his family have rediscovered the joys of kite flying. They blog new pages on theirmy-best-kite.com website, and also research the kiting world. This site will introduce you to many
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