Hi! I'm Tim Parish, a 50+ 'kite nut' who has researched many designs
over recent years. And making box kites of my own, of
It's been a lot of fun testing and refining these designs so that you too can have plenty of enjoyment and success when making box kites.
Even using cheap garden-bag plastic results in fine-looking kites. See those in-flight shots of them all, down below. But of course, you can use any colored plastic you like. See the tetra! Rip-stop nylon cloth/tape or Tyvek cloth/tape can be substituted as well.
10-Cell Skewer Tetrahedral
Dowel Box (moderate)
Dowel Box (fresh)
With this book, you're set to fly in all but the lightest winds...
In gentle breezes of 12kph (8mph) and up into the moderate range, the Dowel Box (moderate) will do nicely. For somewhat fresher breezes and even quite strong wind, any of the other designs are worth a try. You won't be stuck at home too often!
The 6 Box Kites You Can Make...
- The 1-Skewer and 2-Skewer Box. Made from thin 30cm (12") bamboo skewers, these kites are relatively small but fly over a good range of wind speeds. Very cheap materials.
- The 10-Cell Skewer Tetrahedral. Lots of spars but inexpensive thanks to the use of bamboo skewers. A real eye-catcher in the air! Flies steady in stiff winds.
- The Dowel Boxes. Larger box kites built with oak dowel that have overlapping wind ranges. Out at the field, try the Fresh Wind Box first. If it has trouble staying up, just pull out the Moderate Wind Box instead. Both designs are 1.2m (4 ft) long.
- The Multi-Dowel Box. A seriously large Box kite at 2.4m (8ft) long for seriously great flying fun! Watch as it effortlessly soars around at high angles on 400 feet of line.
This book should prove to be a handy kite-making reference for a long time to come. I hope it returns it's value back to you, many times over.
In addition to basic construction and flying info for making box kites, this e-book also provides...
- Construction details for making the Dowel kites transportable, so they can be rolled up into a slim package and taken anywhere. Even the huge Multi-Dowel kite packs down to just 1.2m (4ft) long.
- Tips for rigging and de-rigging if you choose to make the kites transportable.
Cheap materials keep the costs way down. What's more, most of
the 'tools' are probably lying around your house somewhere already!
Nothing fancy is required, believe me.
If the very cheap 'tools'
are not at hand already, it's easy to find something like a pair of
scissors in a store. In fact, a supermarket would probably have everything except the hack-saw. Most items would be easy to borrow if required.
Even the knot-tying is explained, step by step. You'll soon know them all, and they will definitely come in handy for future projects.
See Them Flying...
In the video below, see my Dowel Box (fresh wind version) in
flight. After a while, a friend's build of the same design comes into
view. He used rip-stop nylon and spray-painted it...
This next video shows the giant Multi-Dowel Box on 100 feet of line, down at the beach. It soars smoothly while the waves crash...
You Get All This In "Making Box Kites"...
- 124 pages of single-line box-kiting goodness!
- 6 box kite designs, covering a wide range of wind speeds from gentle through to fresh.
- More than 170 illustrative photographs, many of them close-ups.
- Detailed step-by-step instructions for the Skewer and Dowel designs. Detailed plans, diagrams and hints for the Multi-Dowel Box.
- Detailed 3-view plans for all except the Tetra.
- A detailed and clickable Table of Contents.
- Appendices for Knot Tying, Making A Winder and more. Hence the instructions are rather complete.
You'll be making box kites in no time!
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