How to Make a Roller Kite
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
Roller-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
The picture shows this latest version of the 1-Skewer Roller on its first outing. Just for a bit more drag, I put a loop of plastic as the last tail section.
Have fun flying, and I hope you've enjoyed learning how to make a roller kite!
As mentioned earlier, there's more kite making on this site than you can poke a stick at :-)
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The Big MBK E-book Bundle is a collection of downloads — printable PDF files which provide step-by-step instructions for many kites large and small.
Every kite in every MBK series.
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