Delta Double Box Kite for Fishing
by Peter O.
(Oamaru, New Zealand)
Delta sail extended
Here's two pics of a kite I made for myself for surf fishing. I just Googled 'Lifting kites' and so much stuff came up it was incredible.
Anyway, the kite is 2300mm tip to tip, 780mm long. 270mm triangle 'box' section (twin), 235mm centre section. Fully adjustable yoke thingy for height and flying 'into the wind'. The first time I flew it it went fully vertical (Well, 85*).
Adjusted the yoke and it went out on the angle/height I wanted, which was 6m above the ground. Perfect for dropping a line in with three baited hooks and a sand anchor weight on 1500mm leader. Get it out past the breakers.
Made from an old 'kid's tent/teepee' thing (lightweight nylon fabric) with pine spars. Thinking I need to upgrade them to F/Glass for the amount of stress they cop. Mind you, I made it so it can fold to be basically a twin box kite. There's WAY too much lift in strong wing otherwise.
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 :-)