2 Skewer Rok! Thanks!

by Peter
(Wollongong, Australia)

Built the 2 Skewer Rokkaku last night, and flew it this morning, to see what all this is about ;)

What a brilliant little kite!

It went up with ease in 3 to 5 km/hr breeze, and stayed there, then flew for hours as the wind meter gradually built up to an average 10 kph with a max gust of around 14. Came back down into my hand after hitting 400 feet effortlessly and hanging there seemingly motionless...

Thanks for the plans, instructions and site -
a great resource!

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by: Tim Parish

Extremely belated reply - but - thanks for the compliments!

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

Light breeze
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4–7 mph
4–6 knots
Beaufort 2    

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

Moderate breeze
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13–18 mph
11–16 knots
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19–24 mph
17–21 knots
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25–31 mph
22–27 knots
Beaufort 6

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32-38 mph
28-33 knots
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