How to Build a Delta Kite

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The MBK 2-Skewer Delta 

How to Build a Delta Kite
Prepare to Fly  

The 2-Skewer Delta - attaching the flying line

Finally, make up a flying line and attach it to the bridle with a Lark's Head knot. See the photo above, which shows the knot before it has been pulled tight.

How to Build a Delta Kite

The 2-Skewer Delta kite in flight.

Assuming there is some breeze outside, just dangle the kite at arm's length until the wind catches it. As long as you feel the kite pulling, let out line slowly by letting it slip through your fingers.

Another way to launch is to get a helper to hold the kite up and let it go, with maybe 10 or 20 meters of line let out. This way, the kite soon gets high enough to make it easy to let more line out. You could also try pulling it along the grass, with the keel on the bottom of course, until the kite pops into the air and climbs away.

Out in the Field

Delta-kite stories of my real-life flying experiences are worth checking out!

Illustrated with photos and videos, of course.

Up there is a picture of the MBK 2-Skewer Delta kite, being brought down after its first test flight. The kite touched 50 meters (160 feet) altitude on a 50-meter line. Yes, it soars nicely on small patches of rising air!

Have fun flying, and I hope you've enjoyed learning how to build a delta kite.

Now, just in case you have actually made and flown this kite at least once already:

Flight Reports From Other Visitors

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