(Central Queensland, Australia)
G'day. I had a go at making this kite - and did it turn out well! Members of my family, and friends were skeptical of my kite making because often my home-made kites didn't work. But I blew away all the skeptics with this kite making.
I modified the designs, or more like the designs modified themselves. Somewhere along the way all the measurements changed, but never the less, the kite flew great!
As a brief report, I used:
5mm Pine & Tasmanian Oak Dowel
Cotton Shop Twine for Rigging, and Bow Making
Braided Fishing Line for Flying Line
Garden Garbage Bags
This worked great! I can highly recommend a $13 roll of braided fishing line as your flying line, it worked great for me.
I would also like to note that this IS NOT to be flown in too strong winds - it will not work. I tried.
Happy Kite Flying! And thanks for the instructables :)
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 :-)