Recent Changes to this site
6th August 2010:
Put a mugshot on the about page
6th Feb 2010:
Uploaded a pdf copy of Mark Cotrell's Swept Wing Stunt kites (with permission from author), link on kite design page
19th April 2008:
Updated bridle page with photos of knots
21st March 2008:
Added Chris Taylor's dxf Thornback plans (and pdfs of them) where the panels are seperated and seam allowances included.
25th September 2007:
Added some photos to galleries
24th September 2007:
Added some notes on tuning to the bridle page
28th August 2006:
Added links to FlyingWolfs detailed Thornback building pages on the plan page (this is long overdue, sorry Hans).
12th May 2006:
Added an Excel spreadsheet version of the Thornback plan. Thanks Maustie for that and sorry åbout taking a while to add it to the site.
1st May 2006:
Added a video clip of the Thornback to the Thornback plan page and building gallery.
23rd Feb 2006:
I've just seen the first instance of parts of this site being copied elsewhere. I've no objection to that so long as it remains free and doesn't get passed off as someone elses work so I've put this site under the creative commons licence, see the link in the footer.
4th Jan 2006: Gallery Updated
Hehe, so much for a news page! I've been forgetting to update this page. Anyhow I've been adding pictures to the gallery of kites people have made from my plans.
3rd May 2005: New gallery added
Added a gallery of kites people have built from my plans to the Kite Making section. First in is a Thornback by Achim Baues.
24th Apr 2005: Changes to the Thornback plan page
Added diagram of a 3 point static bridle for the Thornback
20th Apr 2005: Changes to the design page
More on standoff positions including effects on backspins and French style dual standoffs.
18th Apr 2005: Mostly Thornback and Acara:
Most of my recent additions have been to the Thornback and Acara pages
29th Mar 2005: Rewrite continuing:
Since the last entry here I have been steadily updating most of the pages on this site
10th Feb 2005: Complete rewrite of old site:
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