This set of instructions on how to build a Delta 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 MBK 2-Skewer Delta Kite is a medium-sized Delta 96cm (38”) across and 58cm (23”) tall, with a single fairly short tail.
The horizontal spars are bowed to give extra stability and shorten the amount of tail required. Hence it's a bit different to a store-bought Delta with a single spreader.
The 2-Skewer Delta is a very nice light-to-moderate wind flier. Take it out when there seems to be hardly enough wind to keep any kite up.
Watch this kite go straight overhead when a thermal comes through. Avoid flying in strong wind however, since this design flaps rapidly in that situation!
Many months later, this 2-skewer design was superseded by a more conventional delta design. But people kept enjoying this page so I decided to leave it up.
Making Skewer Kites is a handy download of printable step-by-step instructions. This design and all the other 1-Skewer and 2-Skewer designs are covered.
Have you read the page on kite materials? If you haven't already, do it now to see what's needed for building a Delta kite.
For this Delta, you need to glue skewers together to form the 3 spars plus spreader.