Kite Flying Log

Mar 2007

Date: Sat 24 Mar 2007
Location: Semaphore Beach (adjacent reserve)
Weather: Cloudy, strong breeze
Kite(s): Baby Sled

Comments: We were walking back to the car after seeing a few hours of the Adelaide International Kite Festival. My wife just had to unpack the baby sled kite, attach the cotton line to the bridle and fly it for a while.




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The Roller is a WW2 vintage design which is quite well known among more experienced kite enthusiasts. With it's upper and lower sails, this design has an attractive aircraft-like appearance in the air. This MBK version excels in light winds.

If you have made Diamonds before, this kite takes a little more time to make. With the help of my instructions, it's still do-able by a beginner. 

Get the e-book for making the MBK Dowel Roller kite. After making your first one in plastic and seeing how it performs, you can try soft Tyvek or rip-stop nylon for your next build.

This Roller takes advantage of any rising air that happens to come by. By substituting a slightly wider diameter vertical spar, the kite remains comfortable right to the top of the Moderate wind range. Tail(s) are entirely optional, but may be added for looks.

The e-book is a PDF file - which means printable instructions to refer to while you make the kite. It also means convenient off-line access if that suits you better.



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    This previously published page is a basic-level discussion of what the towing point is, on any kite.

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