This set of instructions on how to build a box kite assumes you know absolutely nothing about kite making. You might already have some of the simple tools and materials required. Anything you don't have is easily bought. If not exactly what I used, then at least something pretty similar!
The instructions on how to build a box kite might look awfully long, but each step is quite simple to do. Just quickly work your way through, skimming over any detail that you don't need. All in all, it should be quite hard to make a mistake!
If made from 30cm (12") skewers, the MBK 2-Skewer Box Kite is not
huge at 58 cm (23") long, with cell panels measuring about 17cm x 20cm
(7" x 8"). This box design is a moderate to fresh wind flier, and
requires no tail. Unless you are flying in a storm which is not
recommended anyway! If accurately made, this kite can cope with quite
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The template down there represents one cell of the kite, laid out flat. Now transfer the measurements to the sail plastic as follows...