For this sled, you need four 30 cm (12 in.) bamboo BBQ skewers. Also, you need to cut off two short 0.3 SL (8.7 cm, 3 1/2 in.) lengths of skewer. The photos show how these are all glued together.
Both pairs of skewers are lined up straight, flat against the table top. These are the vertical spars. Well, almost vertical when this kite is ready to fly! To make sure there are no kinks at the joins, get your head down low and look along the skewers. Shift one a little, if necessary, before the glue dries.
Now for the bottom edge:
Dacron line in 20 to 50-pound strength is suitable for all the Skewer Series kites.
All the construction details for the bridle are contained in the large photos below. For a sled kite, this is rather simple and straightforward. Just use Dacron line for the bridle loop.
If you are new to this, you might need instructions on how to tie the following knots:
Once your kite and bridle looks like the photo up there:
Lay the kite on the floor, with the two spars touching each other along their entire lengths.
Stretch out the bridle, unlock the Prusik knot and slide it along until both lines are exactly the same length. Then lock the Prusik knot again.
At this point, you've finished making the 2-Skewer Sled!
To attach the flying line, just Lark's Head the flying line to the short bridle line as in the photo.
As mentioned earlier, there's more kite making on this site than you can poke a stick at :-)
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