MBK Dowel Barn Door
When you have successfully made and flown the Dowel Diamond, move up to this Dowel Barn Door for more of a challenge!
Anything you don't have is easily bought. If not exactly what I used, then at least something pretty similar.
The Dowel Barn Door is a fairly large tailless design based on the traditional American kite. However, it will still fit into nearly all road vehicles, ready to fly—either just in front of the rear seat or flat in the trunk (boot).
This kite is good in light-to-moderate winds, and easily copes with gusty inland air. If the breeze strength is a bit too much for the Dowel Diamond or Dowel Rokkaku, it's time to pull out this barn door.
Setting up on the flying field is just a matter of attaching the bow-line toggle to put some curve into the horizontal spar. Then the flying line is attached to the bridle.
At this point you are ready to launch! The method of attachment is illustrated further down this page.
The template shown above represents one side of the kite sail. You will now transfer these measurements to the sail plastic.