Kite Flying Log

Apr 2007

Date: Sun 21 Apr 2007
Location: Old Reynella (vacant block)
Weather: Moderate breeze, gusty
Kite(s): Baby Sled

Comments: Up to the vacant block again, this time with trees waving encouragement as we went. Just right for the small sled. After a couple of launches, up it went to 45 degrees, transmitting a decent pull through my hand. After a few more launches, I managed to get all 18 meters (60 feet) of cotton line out. It needs more tail really, since it tends to spin viciously if it gets too much air pressure in it. They must have tested it in smooth coastal air!

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Date: Mon 16 Apr 2007
Location: Old Reynella (vacant block)
Weather: Light breeze, gusty
Kite(s): Baby Sled

Comments: Walked down to the local reserve from our house, but it was swarming with people. No room to fly a kite. Ended up at a small vacant block. As usual, light gusty wind. Briefly got a fair bit of line out, but only got a 20 degree angle up to the kite. Resolved to get a light-wind delta kite soon!



Date: Mon 02 Apr 2007
Location: Old Reynella (reserve)
Weather: Light breeze, gusty
Kite(s): Baby Sled

Comments: Walked down to the local reserve from our house, in the late evening. Some wind about, but gusty. The reserve is surrounded by sizable trees which made the air even more tricky. Managed to get about half the line out. Re-launched more than a dozen times.

 

The story or stories above document actual flying experiences. My write-ups are definitely warts-and-all since things don't always go totally as planned. However, half the fun of kiting is anticipating the perfect flight. When it happens, it's magic!

 


As mentioned earlier, there's more kite-making info here than you can poke a stick at :-)

Want to know the most convenient way of using it all?

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.