A blog detailing our collection of Peter Powell kites, and chronicling our flying of these kites. Plus a bit of PP kite history thrown in. Our collection to date can be seen here. I am keen to expand the collection, so if you have an old Peter Powell kite, whether made in the UK or the US, gathering dust and looking for a new home, why not get in touch? Depending on the kite (does it bring something new or different to my collection?), its condition (is it flyable? how much TLC does it need?), and the price you ask (+ shipping if from outside the UK), we may well be able to do a deal.

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Pair-flying Stunters, old and new

Another break in our team-flying session, with strong blustery wind this time. Last week, Roger had brought his Mk III Stunter, this week he had brought his Mk I Stunter (last week, he said he would).

This Mk I Stunter has a fibreglass frame and a green sail. First time I'd seen one with a sail in this colour; all vintage PP Stunters I'd seen (and flown) so far had a black, blue, yellow or red sail. As we knew Roger would bring this kite, we'd come prepared, and had brought our PP Stunters. We decided to fly our blue Mk I Stunter together with Roger's green one.



The green Stunter had a bit of a mind of its own, twisting and turning a lot, making it a bit of a challenge to fly the two together properly. But before we could see if the bridle needed some tweaking, one of the bridle legs broke, so we'll have to wait a bit before we can try it out again.

And as we had them with us, there was no way we could not give our customised Mk III Stunters some air time.



No problems flying these together!

Picture credit Flying Fish flying their Mk III Stunters: Roger Backhouse.

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