MBK Simple Delta
Don't worry about how long this page looks...
The steps are easy, hence this simple Delta kite comes together very quickly!
We still take out the Simple Delta occasionally. As long as the wind isn't too strong, it's as much fun as any similar-sized shop Delta. It hovers at a steep angle on the end of our Dacron flying line.
Let the line out to 90 meters (300 feet) or more, if you want to! Or, down at a beach in a sea breeze, this kite will hover reliably on quite a short line. Put some sand into a bag to act as an anchor.
The kite does best in quite light wind, so be prepared to add some more tail if you're trying to fly in a fresher breeze.
My instructions for connecting a flying line don't mention swivel clips, but the swivels included in this product are good and strong. So go ahead and use them if you want to :-) Otherwise they can just be snipped off.
Hope you enjoyed learning how to build a Delta kite! The photo is another shot of our original Simple Delta doing it's thing on a cloudy day with plenty of sun and just enough wind to keep the kite flying.
Click/tap the photo to see a much bigger hi-res version.
That's it, you're ready to fly. Take the kite out whenever you can see leaves moving in the trees or bushes.
If the kite won't stay up, try letting out plenty of line and then towing it up at jogging pace. It might find enough wind higher up!
Ever Made This Kite?
You've probably read a kite-flying story or 2 of mine, after they appear under the "what's new?" link on this site. I sometimes wonder if anyone else has made and flown this particular design...
If you feel your efforts really paid off when the the kite finally got airborne - please type a few paragraphs in here telling us all about it!
P.S. I can only accept stories of at least 300 words. Just mention a few details like the weather, onlookers, the kite's behavior and so on - 300 words is easy!
Flight Reports From Other Visitors
Click below to read about various kite-flying adventures, contributed by other visitors to this page...