This set of instructions on how to make a Rokkaku kite assumes you know absolutely nothing about kite making.
You might already have some of the simple tools and materials required.
Anything you don't have is easily bought. If not exactly what I used, then at least something pretty similar!
These instructions on how to make a Rokkaku kite might look a bit long, but each step is quite simple to do.
Just steadily work your way through from top to bottom, skimming over any detail that you don't need.
At 29cm (11 1/2") across, the MBK 1-Skewer Rokkaku is a rather small Rok. This kite has dihedral, a 2-leg bridle and a long streamer tail which keeps it stable in moderate winds.
The video down below shows the little Rok struggling to stay up in a very light gusty breeze. Half a minute later it was on the grass!
Now's the time to read up on the 'tools' and materials required for making a Skewer kite, if you haven't already.
The template shown above represents one side of the kite sail. You will now transfer these measurements to the sail plastic as follows...
The vertical spar is 1.4SL (40.6cm, 16") long, so two 30cm (12") bamboo BBQ skewers need to be glued together.