A Kite Building Challenge...
by Tony Sangster
(Adelaide, SA, Australia)
...A delta-style kite without a horizontal spreader spar.
From playing around with some kite designs in folded A4 paper and use of straws for spars I tried out a design in plastic and dowels, undertaking to Tim that I would provide some photos. However the trials were not successful and I am still trying to get there (hopefully with a serious attempt and success this long weekend)
However you budding designers may wish to come up with your own version in plastic/dowel or similar materials. I am attempting to make a Delta-style kite without a horizontal spreader spar. A spar could however be used in some other fashion or orientation. Originally I was trying to save weight in the construction but have decided to get the design right first.
Have fun and happy flying!
(NOTE - Tony has since posted further comments, plus the photos up there. Check out all the details on this interesting kite design! T.P.)