Hi! I'm Tim Parish, the 'kite nut' behind this website.
Perhaps you have seen one or more of my e-books already. People were starting to ask about getting all of the for-sale titles in one hit, so now you can!
That's no less than 46 kites that you can make, all up.
(A download link is supplied for each of the 8 e-books in the Bundle.)
Just in case you are not already aware of the convenience factor with these books....
Just look at all this...
That's a lot of kite info!
Save $$$ and time, rather than spending what all the e-books are worth individually.
The MBK Book Bundle is made available as separate links, one for each e-book. No installing, no extracting, just PDF files going straight to your hard drive.
Also, you can skip any e-book you already have, which means you spend less time downloading.
" 30+ years ago, I tried making a kite using the 'instructions' in a free kite-safety booklet. What a disappointment for a young boy.
Your instructions and methods are wonderful. You help the builder to focus on accuracy, without making it hard. Also, you use materials that are durable, yet cheap!"
- David D. (CA, USA)
In education? Another testimonial...
"I regularly help run a technology camp for primary and high school students at Toogoolawah in QLD. I built around 30 skewer diamond kites with the 30 primary students there - every kite made, flew! The kids were ecstatic. I decided to run kite making as an elective again on this camp in the past week - so I bought all your e-books, a bunch of materials, and then took a group of 10 high school students through making the kites over 4 days. We built a diamond, a Barn Door, a Delta, and two skew delta kites. Again - every single kite flew. The Barn Door was most reliable - we sent it up on ~275m of line - we reckon it went up at least 100m.
I structured the time as a "team building activity" (even though the kids didn't know!) - I provided them my computer with the e books, the materials, and some guidance and set them free to create! They loved it, and not only did they love building and then flying the kites - they also learned a ton about how to work together. Not only them, but around 40 other people on camp learnt how therapeutic it is to fly kites :)
So, in summary - thank you for your well kept online resources, as well as the excellent resources and experience you provide in your e-books - it's provided great joy to me, as well as around 60 kids."
John B. (QLD, Australia)
Now, I will summarize the contents of each individual book, in case you are unfamiliar with any of them...
"Making Soft Kites - Convenient, No-Fuss Flying"
This printable book shows you how to make spar-less kites from just plastic and tape.
The Soft Sled is a single-surface design with ram-air cells for rigidity in the air. Inflatable spars in effect!
The Parasail emulates the full-size parachute-like aircraft. A round 'chute that kites up with a payload.
The Parafoil is a 4-cell flat parafoil design. A typical double-surface single-liner. And drogue-making instructions are included as a bonus.
The Parachute is a small-scale model of a full-size sport parachute that sky-divers use. Complete with that little drogue hanging from the trailing edge.
The Octopus is a genuine inflatable version complete with tubular tentacle-tails. Adding eyes and suckers is optional art-work - but I show you how, if you want to do it.
"Making Box Kites - Old Fashioned Fun"
This printable book features designs based on the traditional square box concept which flies on one edge.
Materials are either bamboo skewers or oak dowels for the spars. Plastic for the sails, with tape holding everything together.
A 1-Skewer Box, a 2-Skewer Box, two Dowel Boxes for different wind ranges and a giant Multi-Dowel Box kite.
That's 5 kites in all.
"Making Dowel Kites - Low Cost, High Flying Fun"
This printable book features an 8-kite series of Dowel designs which use 1.2m (4 feet) long spars. Everything from the big Sled with its eye-catching diamond cut-outs to the Dopero which soars like an eagle on the slightest whiff of rising air.
Also some 2.4m (8 feet) spar designs. A giant Sled, Diamond, Barn Door, Rokkaku and Delta. Most impressive in the air!
13 kites in all.
"Making Skewer Kites - Fun For Every Generation"
This printable book brings together an 8-kite series of 1-Skewer designs and a more advanced 8-kite series of 2-Skewer designs. In addition, there is the Tiny Tots Diamond and a Tetrahedral kite.
Finally, there are the much bigger 3-Skewer Sled and 3-Skewer A-Frame kites. Great performance for a dirt-cheap price.
That's 20 kites in all.
"Making The MBK Paper Sled"
"Making The MBK Paper Diamond"
"Making The MBK Paper Rokkaku"
These are the first 3 kites in a new series of small Paper designs. Small, but still capable of flying hundreds of feet up. Using nothing but copier paper and sticky tape - even for the spars!
Flying line is easy to get hold of too. These paper designs fly beautifully on general-purpose Polyester sewing thread!
"All About Kites - 'Ask Tim' Q&As"
This contains all the questions I was asked through 2011 and 2012, and all the detailed and sometimes researched answers I provided. A clickable Table of Contents is organized into chapters for easy reference.
Are you are a beginner? Chances are someone has already asked for info that you might find helpful too. Particularly on bridles!
Are you ready to immerse yourself in building, decorating, flying and reading about kites? The Big MBK Book Bundle is just the thing.
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