2 Skewer Diamond Kite Instructions
I am making your 2-skewer Diamond kite with my class. I am a little unclear about a couple of details in the plans.
1) When I place the horizontal spar on the vertical spar, should the ends be pointing up due to the dihedral? This is how I interpreted it.
2) When attaching the bridle, your plan shows to route it through the plastic. However, in the diagram that shows how the bridle should look once the leader is attached, it does not seem to suggest this.
Your advice is appreciated, thanks.
You'll love this kite, although in fresher winds it might require a little trimming with a tail-let off one wing-tip. A longer main tail would also help.
To answer your questions...
2) Sorry for the confusion. Both the photo and the diagram show the dihedral pointing away from the bridle lines. However, it's not clear in the diagram that the skewers are beneath the plastic.
To fix that second point, I have added a note immediately beneath the bridle diagram. It says...
"NOTE: the bamboo spars are showing through the plastic sail"
I think this should clarify things!
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