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...
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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!"
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 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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years ago, I tried making a kite using the 'instructions' in a free
kite-safety booklet. What a disappointment for a young boy.
Your instructions and methods are wonderful. You help the builder to focus on accuracy, without making it hard. Also, you use materials that are durable, yet cheap!"
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