(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 :)