MBK Dowel Sode
Anything you don't have is easily bought. If not exactly what I used, then at least something pretty similar!
The Dowel Sode is a large tailless design based on the traditional Japanese kite. Like the other Japanese design in this series, the rokkaku, this kite is a light-to-moderate-wind flyer. However, it can take a little more wind strength than the rok.
The sode scoots around the sky in very gusty moderate winds. In smoother and lighter winds, it is a very efficient and steady flier.
Setting up on the flying field is just a matter of attaching the bow line toggles to put some curvature into both the horizontal spars. Also, the upper bow-line is connected to the nose of the kite and the lower bow line connects to the tail. Thus, the horizontal spars are tensioned away from each other.
Then, when the flying line is attached to the bridle, you are ready to launch! The method of attachment is illustrated further down this page.