by Craig Ensey
(Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA)
Taken on my birthday over in Newport, Oregon
So, got inspired to build a Roller by this site. It took about 6 hours, but I used taffeta nylon instead of a bag. It was OK for a first try...
When I got to the beach over in Newport, Oregon I let it out in about 8 mph winds hoping for the best. I flew from altitudes varying from 100-300 feet and it flew great the whole time. I'm thinking about switching to bigger cross spars like 1/4" 'cause they bend a lot. I'm thinking bigger is better, yes?!
It's a great design... If you're thinking of building one - DO IT!
As mentioned earlier, there's more kite-making on this site than you can poke a stick at :-)
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