2-Skewer Sled Kite in dowel?
Hi Tim, I need some help. Can you make the medium size Sled kite with dowels instead of skewers? If so how long should each one be?
Well, if you want a Sled that looks pretty much like the 2-Skewer design, just use 24" lengths of 1/8" dowel. One for each spar. It will be a touch heavier than the bamboo version, but should still fly well. Nothing that an extra 1 or 2 mph of wind won't fix, anyway...
Hope this helps, and feel free to contribute a flying story one day :-)
PS - with 1/8" dowel, you can scale the whole Sled kite up a little if you want to. For example, get out your calculator and multiply all the measurements by 1.2 or 1.4. Also re-scale the bridle lengths.