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I had a go at flying a kite with a camera suspended below a long time ago,

after an online conversation I have decided to try again.

I have a camera platform but would like to change the screwed eyes for

four little pulleys but they are very expensive http://www. ebay. co. uk/itm/PEKABE-515-Single-Block-Model-Sail-Boat-Yacht-R-C-/360552380318?pt=Radio_Control_Parts_Accessories&hash=item53f298b79e

The pulley needs to be a neat fit in the frame so the line does not snag,

does anyone know where I can get similar quality pulleys without the big

price tag. I need four. I can live without them.

 

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http://www. armadale. org. uk/kite. htm

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You might find something usable like eg

 

http://www. cleatsandblocks. co. uk/allen-a4078. html

 

etc at chandlers

Roughing it . . but in comfort . .

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Make your own?

As teenagers we use to make up pulleys and bits for kites on a small scale from old tins (flattened thin sheet) and small wooden dowels etc. Brass nails and soldered brass washers. B)

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Make your own?

As teenagers we use to make up pulleys and bits for kites on a small scale from old tins (flattened thin sheet) and small wooden dowels etc. Brass nails and soldered brass washers. B)

Since I had to finish work, I have no access to small quantities of materials for these jobs.

Gone are the old small engineering shops where you could scrounge bits and pieces,

for projects (and find extra machining if the foreman was interested)

I need, for instance a disc of nylon to make a cam but there is nowhere handy to find some

but something will turn up.

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There are several advertised on ebay at around £2 each. It depends on how adaptable they

are for your needs. Have you tried model shops?

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