Flight Testing

Flight Testing

A work trip bought me down to Chile this January, and with careful planning and pre-shipping of the work equipment, I was able to carry S/N 01-001 across international boarders for some extended flight testing in warm steady winds. Embalse Puclaro, Chile Despite the...
Identity

Identity

Dorsal, Cedar, Feather One of my favorite stages of starting a business is the branding process, likely because it gives me the opportunity to work with skilled creative types who I’ve always envied deeply, yet the process feels so foreign when compared to the...
New Friends

New Friends

One of the coolest aspects of this project has been meeting passionate people and making new friends. The kite community is wonderful, and it’s a big reason many of us patiently suffered through hours of getting drug across sand or body dragging for lost boards....
Credits

Credits

Bob from Bay Area Machinist, the best machinist I’ve had the privilege of working with. Kudos for taking the biggest risk of anyone and starting your own capital-intensive machine shop. Thanks for not charging me aerospace rates for molds and parts, or this project...
Testing

Testing

Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) is valuable at early phases of product design, when the design space is wide open and you are not focused on the nitty gritty problems involved with actually building the product. However, at no point of the design process does...