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Re: Free kite plans on GitHub

Postby PanTau » Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:52 pm

I updated the design of my strutless kite Agilus-7 and added a new size.

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Re: Free kite plans on GitHub

Postby kalliespidahl » Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:03 pm

Wow! Looks awesome! I think this winter I'm finally going to try building a kite (I'll be sure to document the process- maybe even a timelapse?). We're headed to Vietnam in a couple of weeks- I'm hoping to see if it's possible to buy some fabric from the Ozone kite factory...

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Re: Free kite plans on GitHub

Postby downunder » Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:44 am

Hi Karsten,

if I may suggest, and don't get me wrong your work is really awesome, but it would be great if finally after all this years you invest some time in English translation of "How to's" on your site.

As I see it, the value of having the process documented is much bigger than the number of plans posted here and there. For sure there might be possible to google translate the doco's but the important stuff might be lost or misinterpreted which might result in frustration with attempted building.

No one will ever try to build anything with no concise and clear doco's.

So, yeah, instead of posting plans which no one will use ever, I would concentrate in posting something we might actually use in one way or another. And that is the hard part. Pls think of the value from the users point of view. The plan has no value. How to build it has.

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Re: Free kite plans on GitHub

Postby kalliespidahl » Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:19 am

Or you could learn German :D

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Re: Free kite plans on GitHub

Postby downunder » Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:23 am

I already learned my 4th language and being 48yo not interested in 5th ;)

It is like programming (coding), the value is in what you're doing with it. As I see it, the only value for the kite plans is for the factories.

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Re: Free kite plans on GitHub

Postby PanTau » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:01 am

downunder wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:44 am
So, yeah, instead of posting plans which no one will use ever...
I'm only creating and pushing plans if someone requested them and wants to build the kite or at least discuss the design.

But I totally agree that it would be very helpful to translate my german howto into some more languages (english, french etc.). I started to create a github page for that purpose but didn't invest much time. I will pick up that task again, thanks for the reminder. :thumb:

My intention is not to sell a product (plan, material, instruction, support etc.). I rather want to give some assistance for those who want to build a kite and are really enthusiastic about the idea to kite with a DIY kite + board (as I was :D).

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Re: Free kite plans on GitHub

Postby PanTau » Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:18 pm

Pushed the last sizes of the Ventus to GitHub.

Ventus 4
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Ventus 6
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Ventus 8
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Ventus 11
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Ventus 13
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Next task will be the translation ... :bye:

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Re: Free kite plans on GitHub

Postby PanTau » Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:28 pm

PanTau wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:18 pm
Next task will be the translation ... :bye:
Any volunteers out there?
I'm preparing the github pages with all the content (in german). Then we can start translating sentence by sentence. All you need is a github account and some time :thumb:

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Re: Free kite plans on GitHub

Postby kalliespidahl » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:02 am

PanTau wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:28 pm
PanTau wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:18 pm
Next task will be the translation ... :bye:
Any volunteers out there?
I'm preparing the github pages with all the content (in german). Then we can start translating sentence by sentence. All you need is a github account and some time :thumb:
My German is pretty rusty, but I'd be happy to try! I won't be available until after the New Year though...

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Re: Free kite plans on GitHub

Postby stevet25 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:46 pm

I think you guys might be being a bit harsh - I know no German and Google Translate seemed to work OK for me ( with a bit of head scratching I admit!!)
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