Royal Kite Flyers Club at Ahmedabad Kite Festival 2010

by Paavan Solanki
(Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India)

Paavan Solanki - International Kite Festival 2010, Ahmedabad, India

Paavan Solanki - International Kite Festival 2010, Ahmedabad, India

Pictured - myself, Paavan Solanki, one the leading international kite flyers from India. I have participated in the Borneo International kite festivals and the International kite festival at Ahmedabad in 2009 and 2010. We provide kite flying entertainment events for disabled people.

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Monster Butterfly Kite

by Martin Karásek
(Chzech Republic)

First flight out in the field.

First flight out in the field.

The "Butterfly" kite pictured was produced in 2008. We managed to break it 3 times during testing! Here are some basic specs...

Height = 252 cm
Width = 246 cm
Weight = 4.5 kg

Length of the tail = 1100 cm
Weight of the tail = 1.1 kg
Length of flying line = 120 m

Skeleton is made of wooden sticks 25x25mm (the middle one) and 20x20mm (on sides) connected by a metal cross. The sail material is linen.

To get the kite up in wind is easy but landing this thing is a little more difficult!

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Dual Wing Delta Kite

by RW Kent
(Mt Dora, FL, USA)

Dual Wing Delta

Dual Wing Delta

Another kite original by RW Kent. Thanks you! For all your support and great comments.

"Have fun,fly a kite"

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Kite For Land Or Sea

by RW Kent
(Mt Dora, FL, USA)

Kite For Land or Sea

Kite For Land or Sea

Another original by RW Kent. STOL, Land or Sea. Note the half submerged fuselage for stability and holding on to the larger fish. Making it possible to "Bring home the Bacon"! Only from Fl would a RC fishing kite come from. Plus made only in the Greatest Country on the Planet. The "United States Of America".

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Dual Wing Action Kites

by RW Kent
(Mt. Dora Fla.)

Dual Wing Delta Kites

Dual Wing Delta Kites

Dual Wing Action Kites were first tried and flown in 2009. Each kite is hand built and balanced.

Did you know there are three basic bridles used for kites, and eleven combinations of each one?

Have Fun and Fly Kites everyone for all ages.

Thank You !!

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The Dopero is someone's clever idea to combine 2 Roller kites! Double Pearson Roller is where the name comes from. The resulting flat portion of sail in the middle makes this a very efficient design in light wind.

Even more so than the Roller before it, this kite has an attractive aircraft-like appearance in the air. This MBK version also excels in light winds.

If you have made Diamonds before, this kite takes somewhat 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 Dopero 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 Dopero can fly in quite a wide range of wind speeds thanks to the 4-pont bridle. The bridle lines keep the frame more rigid than a 2-point bridle could. 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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Wind Speeds


Light air
1-5 km/h
1-3 mph
1-3 knots
Beaufort 1

Light breeze
6–11 km/h
4–7 mph
4–6 knots
Beaufort 2    

Gentle breeze
12–19 km/h
8–12 mph
7–10 knots
Beaufort 3    

Moderate breeze
20–28 km/h
13–18 mph
11–16 knots
Beaufort 4    

Fresh breeze
29–38 km/h
19–24 mph
17–21 knots
Beaufort 5    

Strong breeze
39–49 km/h
25–31 mph
22–27 knots
Beaufort 6

High Wind
50-61 km/h
32-38 mph
28-33 knots
Beaufort 7