Patrick has flown kites since 1992, flying mostly stunt kites and
gradually into more conventional traditional kites.
Patrick joined the Singapore Kite Association in 1992.
In 1993, he was the champion precision stunt kite pilot in a
competition held at Marina Bay,
Patrick competed against 8 pilots and won top place, the judge for that
event was the late Mr. Shakib Gunn.
has many years of kiting experience and has since taken part in several
regional Kite Festivals as well as in Singapore.
The 2010 OSOW (One Sky One World) event was organized by Patrick and
the guest of honour was the then Minister George Yeo.
This event was covered by local TV news.
In 1998, he began building kites and especially into micro and
miniature kites made from bamboo and paper or plastic as sail.
Interest in indoor kites in 2008 led Patrick to begin exploring this
unique form of windless kite flying. At the same time,
the online kite shop www.layangman.com
was created in
The concept of flying a kite within the tight confines of
a living room was birthed in 2009.
After numerous prototyping and trials, the final version of the iFlite
was born on 28th May 2011.
No longer made of bamboo, the latest variant of the iFlite is framed in
micro-carbon for a more consistent commercial product.
tough polyetheylene skin and microcarbon frame, and custom made
fittings, allow the kite to drop weight for great flying,
but still be able to be used to teach new flyers on.
Grab some super light spectra line (10-40#), or some people use fly
fishing line, larkshead it on and get flying.
the office, in the city, in the classroom, in the living room, in the
back yard, in an indoor competition are all places that the iFlite will
The family of iFlites have now grown a little bit too, Patrick added
the iPrey, the iFlite II and the Ui to the family.
Patrick has been pushing his design limits and has offered up some Fusion
They are multiple colored skins where Patrick has joined two (or three)
different pieces of his material together to build on his fantastic
We have iPrey, iFlite (standards), and Ui with special fusion skins.
They are each one of a kind.
Right now standard iFlites are available in: White, Blue, Green, Pink
Standard vented iFlites are avilable in White.
Click the picture to see
II -the big brother
The iFlite II is a bigger, slower version of the iFlite. The
iFlite II all come with the recognizable venting hole as well.
You will want this version if you want to glide longer with a larger
presence in the air (for a even slower glide check out the Midi
This kite is much more time intensive to make, and so they will be limited
only available every once in awhile.
We have the iPrey in 3 solid colors and Fusion sails as well, and they
are in very
Things to note on the assembly of the iPrey:
The tail spreader is tucked inside one of the wing leading edges when
you open it - do not lose it!
The dihedral of the wings can be changed by taking a wrap of the
tension line around the tip of the spine above the bead - do it
There are 4 battens, two on each wing, that are on there - be careful
rolling this guy up!
When assembling the tension line wraps UNDER the leading edge fitting -
see below for a picture.
Ui (previously AKA the iWisp)
The Ui is Patrick's newest design that is based upon his iFlite.
Slightly different shape, but the same relative size as an iFlite this
is a more graceful different looking kite!
The nose of the kite is vented, but differently than the normal venting
We have two colors of the Ui and also a handful of FUSIONs
(click the link to see what colors and Fusions there are)
The Ui comes with a small winder of a monofilament line that fits into
the kite's tube, so you can be ready to fly anytime!
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