How To Make A Barn Door Kite

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The MBK 1-Skewer Barn Door


How To Make A Barn Door Kite
Flying! 

The MBK 1-Skewer Barn Door kite in flight.

Firstly, 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.

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.

Out In The Field

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

Illustrated with photos and videos, of course.

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.

The picture shows this latest version of the 1-Skewer Barn Door kite flying in a fairly light breeze. The video below was taken on the same day, after letting out a little more line.

Have fun flying, and I hope you've enjoyed learning how to make a Barn Door kite!

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



 

 


 


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