How to Make a Rokkaku Kite

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The MBK 1-Skewer Rokkaku

How to Make a Rokkaku Kite

The MBK 1-Skewer Rokkaku 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

Rokkaku-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 (about 50 feet) of line. This way, the kite soon gets high enough to make it easy to let more line out.

I've had this kite up to 200 feet altitude, in an ideal breeze. Have fun flying, and I hope you've enjoyed learning how to make a rokkaku kite!

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

Flight Reports From Other Visitors

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Cracking Little Kite! 
This is a great tutorial and I just want to share my experience. This is a fun kite to fly, is very stable even in strong breezes and has not crashed …




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