by Brian Evans
(Johannesburg, South Africa)
I have never made or even flown a kite before. For a school project I had to make a kite. I tried making a 'normal' cardboard kite. It didn't work at all. Then I tried to make a big plastic kite shaped kite. It just spun around in circles. I found My Best Kite on the internet and took an immediate fancy to the sled kite.
I made a 30cm sled and a 90cm one. I took both to the park and the one that I had enlarged 3 times flew like a beauty. As I mentioned I have never flown a kite before, but this kite just took with the gentle breeze of the winter afternoon.
The 30cm one didn't fly very nicely. I think it required more wind. I will try to fly it on a more windy day!
As mentioned earlier, there's more kite-making on this site than you can poke a stick at :-)
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