My Original Bird Kite

by Susan Drey
(Omaha, NE, USA)

Love the sun shining through.

Love the sun shining through.

Love the sun shining through.
On the work table.
Great ascent.
Wavering a bit.

My attempt at making a bird kite - with inspiration from George Peters' kites that I viewed online.

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Actually this was my second attempt
by: Susan Drey

My first bird kite looked very similar. Ahh, but once again as in my tetrahedral, I had too much weight in the structure, and not enough sail expanse to lift it. So, on my second attempt, I added more sail area, and used the lightest skewers to reduce the structure weight. It flew quite nicely.

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Realistic
by: Tim Parish

It's not easy making a stable bird kite on the first attempt. Yours looks quite realistic and it seems it has had some flying success as well. Well done.

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  1. Flight Report:
    Tetra Takes Off

    Dec 14, 18 01:55 AM

    It's been a bit of an uphill battle getting a decent flight out of the heavy, crudely put-together 10-cell tetra... Earlier today the breeze was great but misty rain persisted for hours on end. Finall…

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Wind Speeds

Light Air
1-5 km/h
1-3 mph
1-3 knots
Beaufort 1

Light breeze
6–11 km/h
4–7 mph
4–6 knots
Beaufort 2

Gentle ...
12–19 km/h
8–12 mph
7–10 knots
Beaufort 3

Moderate ...
20–28 km/h
13–18 mph
11–16 knots
Beaufort 4

Fresh ...
29–38 km/h
19–24 mph
17–21 knots
Beaufort 5

Strong ...
39–49 km/h
25–31 mph
22–27 knots
Beaufort 6

High Wind
50-61 km/h
32-38 mph
28-33 knots
Beaufort 7

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