How To Make A
Paper Sode Kite

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The instructions which show you how to make a paper Sode 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...

Brief Summary

  • The kite has a 40cm (15 3/4") tall sail.
  • In flight, the Paper Sode flies steadily at low wind speeds then begins to swish from side to side in stronger breezes.
  • Due to it's small size, this kite has a rather light pull on the flying line. Hence it may be flown by small children.
  • As an adult, you will be amazed at how high this little kite will go on polyester sewing thread! 
  • If you leave your winder attached to the kite, setup time out in the field is zero! No wasted time.

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Down At The Beach

To give you some idea of how this kite flies, here's an excerpt from a flight report done after a trip to the beach...

"... Finally, after 20 minutes of inconsistent and quite light wind, a welcome change in breeze came through. Quickly, the average strength rose to over 18kph and the Paper Sode was away. The all-paper kite was flying close to maximum line angle on about 45 meters (150 feet) of polyester thread.

Despite the big increase in speed, the air proved very smooth. Although the average was 18kph, the maximum gust strength was only around 21kph.

It was a pleasure to observe the silver Sode flying high and steady. Smack in the middle of it's designed wind range. For this final version a little more tail had been added to ensure slightly better behavior in 30kph winds.

It was time to return home so, somewhat reluctantly, the thread was wound in after just 30 minutes of air time. It's possible the kite could have stayed up for another hour!"

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More About Paper Kites...

From the Summary up there, you already know a bit about a typical MBK Paper Series kite. But also... 

  • Despite this being a 'sticked' design, there no sticks to find or buy! Instead, you are shown a neat trick on how to make stiff and light spars from just paper and tape.
  • The kite takes up very little space in your home. Just stow it on a shelf or on top of a cupboard, with the winder underneath the kite.
  • You can make your own winder too, from just copier paper and sticky tape. 400 feet of ordinary polyester sewing thread can be wound on. This kite will easily fly to 300 feet above the ground on that length of line, in ideal conditions.
  • Paper. Tape. Thread. That's the complete materials list for this high-flying sparred kite and it's winder with line. Talk about convenient :-) You've probably got all that lying around the house somewhere!

"Making The MBK Paper Sode"

The Fully Illustrated E-book...

Knowing how to make a paper Sode 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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