First, if it's very windy outside, stay home! This is a light-to-moderate-wind kite and won't like being launched in a gale.
Diamond-kite stories of my real-life flying experiences are worth checking out!
Illustrated with photos and videos, of course.
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 taking loop after loop off the winder.
Another approach is to
get a helper to hold the kite up and let it go, on the end of maybe 10
or 20 meters (around 50 feet) of line. This way, the kite soon gets high
enough to make it easy to let more line out.
Have fun flying, and I hope you've enjoyed learning how to build a diamond kite!
Now, just in case you have actually made and flown this kite at least once already:
Click below to read about various kite-flying adventures, contributed by other visitors to this page...
The diamond kite is a high flier even for the fact that the flying line that I used was the yarn which weigh the kite down.
My First MBK 2-Skewer Diamond
So there was some fairly gusty moderate to light wind. I went out there with my sister, and almost before I could think of a way to tug the kite up …
Today we set about my son's year 2 homework, to design and make a kite. Although the school issued some instructions they were neither clear nor detailed …
Bridle Attachment Points?
Hi, Thanks for the instructions. My daughter and I are working on this kite. How do we know where the bridle attachment points are? Answer: For the …
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