For a big Diamond kite, this Eddy-style design is rather efficient in light wind. Mine has performed well at all our local inland flying spots, which tend to be very gusty. This kite has been up in more moderate breezes too, but it's really best as a light-wind kite.
Just about everyone has seen a Diamond kite, whether in the air or just as an image somewhere. But onlookers will immediately find this one a little odd, and perhaps look twice - since it has no tail.
My most enjoyable flights with this kite have been on quite long lines of up to 120 meters (400 feet) length, on 'light wind and thermals' days. You don't often hear of Diamonds going overhead, but this one is certainly capable of it. It's a lot of fun!
The e-book is handy for these reasons...
In addition to basic construction and flying info, the e-book also provides...
Or, click here for an e-book with this kite plus many more Dowel designs. It works out cheaper per kite, that way.
Rather than drone on about everything the e-book contains, I'll just let you look over the Table of Contents, below....
This video shows the big Diamond in its element. Sunny, light wind weather. A 3-point bridle helps make this kite a smooth flier, with no wing-waggle over most of its wind range...
Give it a go, it's quite a straight-forward build :-)
attempted to make my own kite ... and failed miserably. I made a quick
and dirty version of the MBK Dowel Diamond kite and was absolutely
amazed at how easily it took off in even the slightest breeze. ...
Thanks so much for the help!"
- Ben K. (KY, USA)
The above e-book provides plenty of fun for the money. But what if you want to try some other kind of kite, later? ...
"Making Dowel Kites" has many more designs and, of course, is even better value for money.
You've got little to lose, since I do offer a money-back guarantee on all products.
Valid for 60 days, after purchase.
"Every new kite is an adventure"