Dowel Rokkaku - First Try

by Blake
(Berlin, Germany)

This is my first kite. I am living in Berlin, Germany and it has started to get windy! I thought it would be fun to build and fly a kite.

Here's my first attempt. I think it turned out pretty well. I have not had optimal wind (a bit gusty) but it seems to fly well. I am looking forward to a good steady breeze soon.

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Looks good!
by: Tim Parish

That's a fine-looking Rok - and it really doesn't take much wind at all to get it up high. And then you'll discover thermals... Thanks for supplying a photo!

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1-3 mph
1-3 knots
Beaufort 1

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4–7 mph
4–6 knots
Beaufort 2

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8–12 mph
7–10 knots
Beaufort 3

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13–18 mph
11–16 knots
Beaufort 4

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19–24 mph
17–21 knots
Beaufort 5

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25–31 mph
22–27 knots
Beaufort 6

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28-33 knots
Beaufort 7

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