MBK Dowel Diamond
Anything you don't have is easily bought. If not exactly what I used, then at least something pretty similar!
The Dowel Diamond is a fairly large tail-less kite, inspired by the famous Eddy design. 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 design is a great very-light to light wind flier.
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.
On this site, there's more kite-making info than you can poke a stick at :-) Want to know the most convenient way of using it all?
The template shown above represents one side of the kite sail. You will now transfer these measurements to the sail plastic. (You will notice that the photos show a slightly different shape - but stick to the Template measurements!)
As mentioned earlier, there's more kite-making on this site than you can poke a stick at :-) Want to know the most convenient way of using it all?