Amazing!

by Nate
(Roseville, CA, USA)

This kite is amazing. I was looking for an easy afternoon project and found this easy and very successful project.

I was very impressed with the range of this kite. It exceeded my expectations by a long shot. It was sunny and had barely any breeze. I jogged a little to keep it up, and it soared! I have no negative comments on this kite.

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An old 2-Skewer Design
by: Tim Parish

Glad you got through the detailed instructions for this kite. They are due for overhaul, as is the design itself.

A few of the 2-Skewer designs have already been updated. The aim being to give better photos and simpler, clearer instructions. And no bow-lines, just to remove a little complexity. With the 2 skewers meeting in the middle, it is a simple matter to get the dihedral angle at the gluing stage, rather than needing to fiddle around with a bow-line as well.

Hope you have plenty more light-wind successes with this kite!

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Wind Speeds

Light Air
1-5 km/h
1-3 mph
1-3 knots
Beaufort 1

Light breeze
6–11 km/h
4–7 mph
4–6 knots
Beaufort 2

Gentle ...
12–19 km/h
8–12 mph
7–10 knots
Beaufort 3

Moderate ...
20–28 km/h
13–18 mph
11–16 knots
Beaufort 4

Fresh ...
29–38 km/h
19–24 mph
17–21 knots
Beaufort 5

Strong ...
39–49 km/h
25–31 mph
22–27 knots
Beaufort 6

High Wind
50-61 km/h
32-38 mph
28-33 knots
Beaufort 7

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