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Smooth Reliable Performer
in all Light to Moderate Winds

I often pull the big barn door kite out when the winds seem a bit too boisterous for my other light-wind kites! The three spars and three-leg bridle combine to prevent excessive bending in conditions that would test light-wind sleds or diamonds. Even so, this kite still turns in some delightful flying in quite light winds.

An American classic from decades past, most onlookers will find the kite mildly interesting because they have never seen a barn door before.

It's fun to fly this kite on a long line. Go right up to whatever the legal limit is in your region. For some lucky people in unregulated airspace, that might mean several thousand feet!

The e-book is handy for these reasons:

  1. The photographs are larger with better detail. Free of live web-page restrictions on size and quality.
  2. Being a PDF document, it lets you obtain nicely formatted printouts of the instructions.
  3. If you have a laptop or tablet, you may prefer to work directly from the screen. Down in the shed or spare room.

In addition to basic construction and flying info, the e-book also provides

  • construction details for making the kite transportable, so it can be rolled up into a slim package and taken anywhere
  • tips for rigging and de-rigging if you chose to make the kite transportable
  • detailed bridle adjustment hints and tips for perfect flight

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Rather than drone on about everything the e-book contains, I'll just let you look over the Table of Contents, below:

Table of Contents from the e-book 'Making the Dowel Barn Door kite'

Did you notice that bonus kite design in there? In a nutshell, here's what you get when you build the Multi-Dowel Barn Door:

*** A kite with twice the span and four times the sail area of the Dowel Barn Door.

*** A five-leg bridle for extended wind range.

*** When de-rigged and packed down, this kite is the same length as the Dowel Barn Door package!

This video shows the Dowel Barn Door showing off its stability in fairly chaotic air. Watch the kite float down on its face when the breeze suddenly stops then take off again in the next gust:

A testimonial:

"I enjoy the site very much, and we love the Dowel Barn Door! ... It flew beautifully all of last summer."
- Larry S. (CO, USA)

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