MBK Site Map

Which I Don't Want You To Use!

What the hey?! It's simple - this is a large complex site and by far the best and easiest way to find exactly what you are after is...

The Search function! :-)  It works well and I even find myself using it sometimes.

Although the content here is well-structured, some topics are not so common and hence harder to find. But Search will get you straight there, no problem. If it exists on site, it will come up in the list of page links returned.

The Search box is near the top on nearly all pages of this site. Including this one.

Now, if you really would like to use the old sitemap (below), feel free. As of December 2017 the sitemap links themselves have not been updated. However, being a mature website, pages are now being added much more slowly than in earlier years. So there's plenty to be found below...



The Site Map...

This site map lists links for most visible pages that have been posted, under broad categories. The broad categories are in CAPITALS (like that), and sub-categories are just in bold type (like that...)

Note that the last broad category is called VISITOR-CONTRIBUTED. From there down, all the pages listed have been submitted by visitors to this site. I'm grateful to them all, and there's some good stuff in there if you look for it.

There are over one thousand pages on this site, although not all of them are listed below. Thank goodness for scroll bars!

Some of the very earliest pages make us cringe now... We hope you don't find them ;-)



"Love the easy to understand step by step instructions, made from next to nothing materials and above all so much fun to fly... cheers Tim for sharing your well thought out pdf kite designs with the whole world. Very satisfying making your own and watching them get air-born for the first time."

"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."

KITE MAKING
Step-by-Step
Plans
Knots
Other Bits
General Info
KITE FLYING
Latest Flight Reports
Discontinued Blog
Earliest Flying Adventures
KITE TYPES
Kids' Kites
KITE PHOTOS
KITE EVENTS
OTHER KITE-RELATED
MISCELLANEOUS
DOWNLOADABLE BOOKS
FLIGHT REPORTERS
VISITOR-CONTRIBUTED
Kite Festivals
MBK Tiny Tots Diamond
MBK Skewer Kites
MBK Dowel Kites
Kite Aerial Photography
Stunt Kite Stories
Pictures Of Kites
Single Line Kite Stories
'Lost Kite' Stories
Ask Tim

Hope you found something of interest!


I can tell you love kites...

Otherwise you wouldn't be all the way down here near the bottom of the page :-)

So, could you do me just a small favor? 

Please sign up for my free monthly publication, "Tethered Flying". No other emails will be sent, and your details are safe with me. You do need to be at least 16 years old. There's...

  • A huge "photo of the month" (linked from a much smaller one in the email of course)
  • 3 "tips of the month" (1 for beginners, 1 for parents and 1 for more experienced kite-fliers)
  • A "flight report of the month" (selected from my own flying logs and illustrated with a photo)

Looking forward to hearing from you...

P.S. My free kite-making e-book "Simplest Dowel Kites" can be downloaded as soon as you sign up.



 

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What's New!

  1. Peter Powell

    Jun 26, 19 05:00 AM

    This previously published page is an email interview done with Peter Powell and his sons. Peter was the father of modern stunt kiting, popularizing the sport in the 1970s with his steerable diamond de…

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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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Plenty of fun kite info, photos and videos - there's definitely too much here for only one visit! Feel free to leave your impressions of this site or just this page, below...