A Wind Too Strong
I decided to go out to my favorite spot to fly kites a few days ago. The wind was quite brisk, and I had no problem getting my 7 foot delta into the wind. The gusts were strong, and the kite struggled at first but then went up straight away...
I had to use considerable force to keep the spindle from being yanked from my hands. About 8 minutes into the flight, the kite collapsed and slowly descended down to Earth. I had figured the spar stick snapped and when I examined it, sure enough that is what happened.
The winds were about 20 - 25kts.