The instructions which show you how to make a paper sled kite are step-by-step and illustrated throughout by high-quality close-up photographs. But first, let me tell you a few things about this very cheap-to-make kite...
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Ready to see this little kite do it's thing? The movie below was taken down at a local beach, in almost perfect weather for it. The breeze was coming almost straight off the ocean.
For a while, the wind speed dropped a little, so the Paper Sled sank to a low line angle and bobbed constantly from left to right, just a few meters off the sand. But then, about half an hour later, the breeze came back and I took this short movie.
Later, with the little Sled on more than 300 feet of thread, it sat high and steady over a wide patch of beach at low tide. I brought the kite down almost to the sand before the strengthening breeze snapped the polyester thread right on cue - at about 28kph, according to the wind meter! But it had been a great flight.
From the Summary up there, you already know a bit about a typical MBK Paper Series kite. But also...
Knowing how to make a paper sled kite is just a few minutes away now. You could have it in the air before the sun goes down. OK, maybe by lunch time tomorrow :-) You'll find it's a really fun little kite. To make and to fly...
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