Maiden Flight of 2- Skewer Delta

by Trevor
(Rockingham, WA, Australia)

Blue garbage bags and an Aussie sunset

Blue garbage bags and an Aussie sunset

This is my second MBK kite - the first was a 2 skewer diamond. I wasn't sure how well the delta would fly, as one leading edge spar was more flexible than the other and one side of the spreader was also more flexible.

The lack of symmetry didn't matter - it flew extremely well in winds ranging from nothing to about 3 kph, almost overflying on several occasions. It had a few issues when gusts went through - the spars would start flexing and vibrating rapidly, and sometimes the kite would dive. No problem - just walk toward the kite until it recovered, and then up it went again.

All in all, a great light wind kite. It's just a pity sunset ended the session!

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