It's hard not to notice that this website sells kite-making e-books. But what are they like? Find out by having a look at this free one..
This e-book provides step-by-step instructions for making three very simple but highly effective light-wind kite designs.
Once you have the very basic materials together, you can be ready to fly in minutes!
For flying line, the best
results will be obtained with 20-pound Nylon or Dacron line from a
kite-shop. Otherwise, cheap acrylic knitting yarn from your local shops
or supermarkets will get your kite in the air. You can also try polyester embroidery thread.
Here's some comments from readers...
"Thanks for the VERY nice instruction book - your Simplest Dowel Kites PDF. Really clear and easy to follow. My wife and I have a Cub Scout pack and we've been looking for something to have them build. I think they'll love this!"
- Andy P. (NY, USA)
"My son is a cub scout and had a 'family camp' this weekend. Parents were asked to bring along activities that would contribute to one of the cubs' interest badges.
I chose the 'flying models' badge. One of the requirements is to build a kite, so I downloaded your Simplest Dowel Kites eBook.
The cubs, who are aged 7-10, did all the construction themselves and we could make about one kite every 10-15 minutes.
It was a great success - the kids loved it, and the kites flew perfectly.
I just thought I would let you know and say thanks for making this excellent resource available."
- Andrew R. (South Africa)
"I've now got your free E-book. I'm very pleased with it. Kites of all kind interest me. I always making kites of plastic and dowels."
- Johannes O. (Denmark)
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What?! Emails? Yes, after you get the e-book, you will be
receiving an occasional email :-) We seem to get plenty of them these days, it's true. But I'm hoping that, as a fellow kite flying enthusiast, you won't mind the odd piece of kiting inspiration!
This newsletter arrives in your email on the last Thursday of every month.
It's a fun publication that's mainly for single-line fliers. Is that you?
Currently, in addition to a short editorial, each mail-out features:
- A selected photo taken during the month. Clicking the photo brings up a hi-res version which will fill most computer screens. Sometimes it will be an aerial photo where a kite has lifted the camera.
- 3 handy tips of the month, compiled from years of flying home-made kites of many types.
- A selected flight report, regarding a particularly enjoyable kite flight of mine during the month. This almost always includes a close-up in-flight photo taken on the day.
Before you click the button, please be sure you agree...
- "I am at least 16 years of age"
- "I realize I will be sent an emailed newsletter once each month."
Whether you are a first-timer, or you have been flying for years, I'm sure you will enjoy the constant reminders and inspiration to get out and do some flying!
Since it started more than a few years ago, this kites newsletter hasn't missed an issue.