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Happy Birthday ...PMU joined KF 23 January 2003

Postby SupaEZ » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:16 am

HaPpy 10th.... :pump: :pump: :pump: :pump: :pump: :pump: :pump: :pump: :pump: :pump:

:happybirthday: :mail: :happybirthday: :mail: :happybirthday: :mail: :happybirthday: :cheers:

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Re: HaPpY BiRtHdAy ...PMU joined KF 23 JaNuArY 2003

Postby Pump me up » Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:20 am

Thanks Supa. I actually started posting on KF about a year earlier, revealing the horrors visited on the world by ram airs, before revealing my real identity (Pump Me Up) on 23/1/2003.

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Re: HaPpY BiRtHdAy ...PMU joined KF 23 JaNuArY 2003

Postby 14ToeSide » Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:10 am

:pump: :pump: :pump: :pump: :pump: :pump: :pump: :pump: :pump: :pump: :happybirthday: :happybirthday: :happybirthday: :happybirthday: :happybirthday: :happybirthday: :happybirthday: :happybirthday: :happybirthday: :happybirthday:

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Re: Happy Birthday ...PMU joined KF 23 January 2003

Postby darippah » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:07 pm

Nothing like a lightwind session on my 21m sp3 ! (let the fun begin?)

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Re: HaPpY BiRtHdAy ...PMU joined KF 23 JaNuArY 2003

Postby Phil » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:41 pm

Pump me up wrote: I actually started posting on KF about a year earlier...

Yeah, january 2003 was the time where the "Guest posting allowance" was canceled on KF.
Result, almost same "joined date" for me :cool2:
Cheers to the veteran posters :cheers:

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Re: HaPpY BiRtHdAy ...PMU joined KF 23 JaNuArY 2003

Postby DrLightWind » Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:04 am

Pump me up wrote:Fast-turning big kites need to be fat & long middle struts,
but the payoff is poorer upwind ability and slightly inferior low-end.

Birds, wasps, stunt kites, and planes are rigid.
ALL high performance aircraft (eg hang-gliders vs paragliders) have rigid structures.
Rigid hang gliders out-perform soft paragliders on all measures. Interestingly,
the trend in paragliders is towards increased rigidity, e.g. stiff mylar reinforcements,
plastic stiffeners in the leading edges and carbon fibre rods sewn into the ribs.
These stiffening innovations have resulted in paragliders that are so successful in competition
that old-style soft gliders are no longer competitive.
Similarly, kite manufacturers are always looking for ways to make kites more internally rigid,
eg by joining the struts firmly to the leading edge,
adding fifth lines, and mini-bridles.
Cheers to Pumpy and to the Veterans also :cheers:

But I think Pumpy needs to update his concept about the need of rigidity and struts,
since the recent successful strutless one just proves everything the opposite of the above :argue:

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Re: Happy Birthday ...PMU joined KF 23 January 2003

Postby coleman » Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:43 am

pump me up,
you have become more than a man. you are like an unseen mythical computer creature with cut and paste skills like no other this world or any other has ever seen. you have truly transcended into legendary status where no one need know your name. you are an idea, and an idea can never be killed.

therefore, you are immortal. happy birthday

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Re: Happy Birthday ...PMU joined KF 23 January 2003

Postby Phil » Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:18 pm

Today is my day :cool2:

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Re: Happy Birthday ...PMU joined KF 23 January 2003

Postby SupaEZ » Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:34 pm

Phil wrote:Today is my day :cool2:

Phil
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YES Phil.........10 years ago the day of your first post ever on KF.... January 25th 2003 :wink:

:happybirthday: :happybirthday: :happybirthday: :happybirthday: :happybirthday:
:happybirthday: :happybirthday: :happybirthday: :happybirthday: :happybirthday:

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Re: Happy Birthday ...PMU joined KF 23 January 2003

Postby Phil » Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:42 am

SupaEZ wrote:YES Phil.........10 years ago the day of your first post ever on KF.... January 25th 2003

First post as a registered member.
I used to post as "Guest" before that date :cool2:
Cheers again to the veterans :cheers:

Phil
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