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.)
As mentioned earlier, there's another alternative to towing indoor kites if it's just not possible to fly outdoors...
"Kites Up!" is my downloadable board game. It's a PDF file which has all the documentation for the game plus images for all the components. Tokens, cards, the board itself and so on. Anyway, just click that link to see more info :-)