How To Make A Rokkaku Kite

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The MBK 1-Skewer Rokkaku


How To Make A Rokkaku Kite
Flying! 

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 (around 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...



Ever Made This Kite?

You've probably read a kite-flying story or 2 of mine, after they appear under the "what's new?" link on this site. I sometimes wonder if anyone else has made and flown this particular design...

If you feel your efforts really paid off when the the kite finally got airborne - please type a few paragraphs in here telling us all about it!

P.S. I can only accept stories of at least 300 words. Just mention a few details like the weather, onlookers, the kite's behavior and so on - 300 words is easy!

Flight Reports From Other Visitors

Click below to read about various kite-flying adventures, contributed by other visitors to this page...

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 …

Click here to write your own.

 



Making Skewer Kites is one of my downloadable, printable e-books which has instructions for all my well-tested Skewer kite designs. There's nothing like flying something you made yourself!



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