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OLD AMERICAN FLYER TRAIN GONDOLA CAR PRE WAR STANDARD GAUGE
OLD AMERICAN FLYER TRAIN GONDOLA CAR PRE WAR STANDARD GAUGE
$125.00
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Vintage Prewar American Flyer Baggage Car  3150 Rare
Vintage Prewar American Flyer Baggage Car 3150 Rare
$125.00
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 2445 24 Volt Small Bayonet Bulbs For Lionel or American Flyer Prewar
2445 24 Volt Small Bayonet Bulbs For Lionel or American Flyer Prewar
$5.00
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American Flyer Trains 401 Pre War Shell For Parts
American Flyer Trains 401 Pre War Shell For Parts
$4.99
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American Flyer Prewar 0Guage uncoupler Ex
American Flyer Prewar 0Guage uncoupler Ex
$8.00
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AMERICAN FLYER PRE WAR O GAUGE 3211 TIN PLATE CABOOSE EARLY 30S VG REPAINT
American Flyer Pre WAR O GAUGE 3211 TIN PLATE CABOOSE EARLY 30S VG REPAINT
$33.00
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American Flyer 422 locos with tender Prewar
American Flyer 422 locos with tender Prewar
$59.99
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PREWAR AMERICAN FLYER 1107 COACH 4 WHEEL
PREWAR AMERICAN FLYER 1107 COACH 4 WHEEL
$27.00
End Date: Monday Sep-26-2016 14:07:08 PDT
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Vintage White screw in Light Bulbs for Pre Post War Marx American Flyer Lionel
Vintage White screw in Light Bulbs for Pre Post War Marx American Flyer Lionel
$7.00
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AMERICAN FLYER 7715 LOCO DIECAST PREWAR O GAUGE X9547
AMERICAN FLYER 7715 LOCO DIECAST PREWAR O GAUGE X9547
$49.99
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american flyer lines prewar caboose nice have a look
american flyer lines prewar caboose nice have a look
$4.99
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1930S PRE WAR AMERICAN FLYER SET BOX LOCO PASSENGER CARS TRACK TRANS LOOK
1930S PRE WAR AMERICAN FLYER SET BOX LOCO PASSENGER CARS TRACK TRANS LOOK
$79.95 (1 Bid)
End Date: Monday Sep-26-2016 18:00:06 PDT

AMERICAN FLYER PREWAR O GAUGE AEOLUS STREAMLINE SET 4 PASSENGER CAR SET RUNS
AMERICAN FLYER PREWAR O GAUGE AEOLUS STREAMLINE SET 4 Passenger Car Set RUNS
$2,450.00
End Date: Monday Sep-26-2016 18:44:44 PDT

AMERICAN FLYER 401 LOCO BLACK NICKEL PREWAR O GAUGE X8784
AMERICAN FLYER 401 LOCO BLACK NICKEL PREWAR O GAUGE X8784
$49.99
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AMERICAN FLYER PREWAR Set of 3 CARS 2 x13061x1205 O SCALE
AMERICAN FLYER PREWAR Set of 3 CARS 2 x13061x1205 O SCALE
$69.99
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PRE WAR 1930s AMERICAN FLYER TENDER BRASS GRAB BARS JOURNALS BLACK TRUCKS
PRE WAR 1930s AMERICAN FLYER TENDER BRASS GRAB BARS JOURNALS BLACK TRUCKS
$35.00
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 AMERICAN FLYER   494 BAGGAGE PASSENGER CAR CIRCA PREWAR STEEL
AMERICAN FLYER 494 BAGGAGE PASSENGER CAR CIRCA PREWAR STEEL
$21.99
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 AMERICAN FLYER  PRE WAR  494 BAGGAGE CARWITH DOORS CIRCA 1939 41STEEL
AMERICAN FLYER PRE WAR 494 BAGGAGE CARWITH DOORS CIRCA 1939 41STEEL
$25.99
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Make an Offer 1939 American Flyer Litho Prewar Set W Box Engine Runs
Make an Offer 1939 American Flyer Litho Prewar Set W Box Engine Runs
$350.00
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O AMERICAN FLYER PRE WAR TYPE 9 STEAM LOCOMOTIVE TINPLATE BOILER CAB SHELL
O AMERICAN FLYER PRE WAR TYPE 9 STEAM LOCOMOTIVE TINPLATE BOILER CAB SHELL
$34.95
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American Flyer O 500 Pennsylvania Lines Tinplate 4 wheel Passenger Car Prewar
American Flyer O 500 Pennsylvania Lines Tinplate 4 wheel Passenger Car Prewar
$14.99 (1 Bid)
End Date: Tuesday Sep-27-2016 13:28:06 PDT

O PRE WAR AMERICAN FLYER DIECAST 300 STEAM LOCOMOTIVE BOILER CAB SHELL
O PRE WAR AMERICAN FLYER DIECAST 300 STEAM LOCOMOTIVE BOILER CAB SHELL
$28.95
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O PRE WAR AMERICAN FLYER DIECAST CYLINDERS FROM 300 STEAM LOCOMOTIVE
O PRE WAR AMERICAN FLYER DIECAST CYLINDERS FROM 300 STEAM LOCOMOTIVE
$14.95
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O PRE WAR AMERICAN FLYER DIECAST 545 STEAM LOCOMOTIVE BOILER CAB SHELL
O PRE WAR AMERICAN FLYER DIECAST 545 STEAM LOCOMOTIVE BOILER CAB SHELL
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AMERICAN FLYER PREWAR NO 484 AMERICAN FLYER LINES CABOOSE REPAINTED NICE
AMERICAN FLYER PREWAR NO 484 AMERICAN FLYER LINES CABOOSE REPAINTED NICE
$19.95
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TWO 2 WATER SLIDE DECALS FOR AMERICAN FLYER PREWAR PASSENGER CARS 1
TWO 2 Water Slide Decals FOR AMERICAN FLYER PREWAR PASSENGER CARS 1
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AMERICAN FLYER 10 LOCO CAST IRON C W PREWAR O GAUGE X9273
AMERICAN FLYER 10 LOCO CAST IRON C W PREWAR O GAUGE X9273
$39.99
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prewar american flyer set for parts
prewar american flyer set for parts
$20.50 (8 Bids)
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AMERICAN FLYER O GAUGE PREWAR 7 WHEELS AND 3 AXLES ALITTLE RUST
AMERICAN FLYER O GAUGE PREWAR 7 WHEELS AND 3 AXLES ALITTLE RUST
$0.99 (1 Bid)
End Date: Tuesday Sep-27-2016 17:23:01 PDT

AMERICAN FLYER PREWAR 565 ENGINE GEAR PLATE COVER  HARDWARE LOT A 20
AMERICAN FLYER PREWAR 565 ENGINE GEAR PLATE COVER HARDWARE LOT A 20
$2.99
End Date: Tuesday Sep-27-2016 18:32:29 PDT

American Flyer O Ga Prewar 3115 Large Boxcab loco Can go with Golden State cars
American Flyer O Ga Prewar 3115 Large Boxcab loco Can go with Golden State cars
$150.00
End Date: Tuesday Sep-27-2016 18:52:56 PDT

American Flyer Prewar 484 O Gauge Lighted Caboose New Lower Price
American Flyer Prewar 484 O Gauge Lighted Caboose New Lower Price
$17.95
End Date: Tuesday Sep-27-2016 19:01:40 PDT
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AMERICAN FLYER PREWAR O 563 NEW YORK CENTRAL TENDER 12 WHEEL CENTER PICKUP 5
AMERICAN FLYER PREWAR O 563 NEW York Central Tender 12 WHEEL CENTER PICKUP 5
$47.00 (6 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Sep-27-2016 19:25:11 PDT

AMERICAN FLYER PREWAR O 474 DUMP CAR 539398
AMERICAN FLYER PREWAR O 474 DUMP CAR 539398
$9.99
End Date: Tuesday Sep-27-2016 19:25:14 PDT

American Flyer Pre War Pair Switches Very Old Manual
American Flyer Pre War Pair Switches Very Old Manual
$15.99
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Lot of 4 American Flyer O Prewar Tinplate Passenger Cars Repaints 3150 3151 3162
Lot of 4 American Flyer O Prewar Tinplate Passenger Cars Repaints 3150 3151 3162
$19.99
End Date: Wednesday Sep-28-2016 7:43:15 PDT

Lot of 3 American Flyer O Prewar Tinplate Passenger Cars Repaints 3150 3151 3162
Lot of 3 American Flyer O Prewar Tinplate Passenger Cars Repaints 3150 3151 3162
$14.99
End Date: Wednesday Sep-28-2016 7:46:18 PDT

American Flyer Prewar O Gauge 3116 w 3180 3181 3182 Pass Cars The Potomac Set
American Flyer Prewar O Gauge 3116 w 3180 3181 3182 Pass Cars The Potomac Set
$375.00
End Date: Wednesday Sep-28-2016 9:06:37 PDT
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AMERICAN FLYER PRE WAR 4180 TRACK SWITCH CONTROLLER
AMERICAN FLYER PRE WAR 4180 TRACK SWITCH CONTROLLER
$15.00
End Date: Wednesday Sep-28-2016 10:52:16 PDT
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O AMERICAN FLYER PRE WAR 3207 407 SAND CAR TYPE 15 TRUCKS NEEDS COUPLERS
O AMERICAN FLYER PRE WAR 3207 407 SAND CAR TYPE 15 TRUCKS NEEDS COUPLERS
$24.95
End Date: Wednesday Sep-28-2016 14:34:55 PDT
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Flyer Pre War
How on earth do you fly a kite, does it take much practice?

I got one today and took it out for an hour but the longest it stayed int the air was for about 15 seconds!...it's a parachute kit about 6ft. in diameter...it was very cheap so do you have to pay for a decent one and has anyone got any tips before my daughter thinks I'm useless!!

OK, firstly, if your kite is a one-line parafoil kite, you may need to adjust the 'bridle' if it's having problems getting into the air. There is information on how to do this here:http://www.xs4all.nl/~pdj/bridling.htm

If your kite is a traditional 'Parachute' design (i.e. shaped the the parachutes in old war movies) then such designs rarely fly very well, usually designed more to create 'pull'.

If your kite is a two line parafoil (either one that looks like a modern parachute or a 'clamshell' NASA wing design) then these few steps should help you to fly it.

1: Pick your spot. Choose where and when you will fly carefully. Going to the beach, a recreation ground or a hillside on a windy day will net good results. Most parks or sports fields in residential areas are less than ideal as the wind is not 'clean' as the surroundings create turbulence. This can make your kite difficult to fly.

2: Measure your lines. As you said you got a cheap kite, I'll guess that it didn't come with good-quality, pre-measured lines. More than likely it came with either two traditional kite winders or two 'hoop' winders. It might be a good idea to pay out the lines and measure and cut them to exactly the same length and always use them fully paid out. If the lines are uneven, it is far easier to loose control of your kite.

3: Launching. With practice you should be able to launch a parafoil without assistance 9 times out of 10. However, to start with get someone to help. They should hold the kite into the wind whilst you stand with your back straight to the wind. Don't run backwards - you should never try to run with a two line kite. You merely need to take a couple of brisk steps backwards until the kite catches the wind and rises up into the sky.

4: Using the wind. Parafoils are designed for power. It is at it's weakest high in the sky, which is also where it's easiest to learn. Let the kite rise until it is 60-80 degrees in the sky from you. It should not pull too hard at this angle and should be far enough from the ground that slight mistakes won't bring it back to earth.

5: Control. Always start by keeping both hands level, some advise you to keep them by your side. Make gentle movements with your left or right hand and the kite will 'steer' accordingly. Once you get used to the speed and turning circle you can experiment more.

6: Power: Up high, the kite will not pull too hard and it's movements should be quite 'lazy'. Once you gain confidence manouver the kite lower. At lower angles the wind exerts more force on the kite and it pulls much harder, also usually making it faster.

As with so many things, it all takes practice. I learned to fly my first stunt kite at around eleven years old (A 'Star Wars' kite) and I crashed that many times, so practice is the real key.

Find your nearest kite specialist and see if they know any clubs or groups nearby, who will usually be very helpful and supportive, even pointing you in the right direction if you want to get a better or more suitable kite.

Also, at this time of the year in the UK there are numerous Kite Festivals, there is a list here:-
www.thekitesociety.org.uk/events.htm
Visiting one of these will allow you to talk to kite flyers and retailers who will be able to help.

It will just take a bit of patience is all. Some people 'get' parafoil kites very quickly (A colleague of mine used mine once and was flying it acceptably in just a few minutes with some coaching, although he was unprepared for the pull on my kite) whilst other's struggle (My wife tried my kite at a recent kite festival and was able to handle it only about 40% of the time). However, as with so many things practice makes perfect.

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