Terrific!

by Susan M.
(CA, USA)

My son and I made this kite as part of a school project and were amazed with the results. It flew perfectly from the start - I was truly impressed!

Thanks for a terrific site!

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Glad you had success!
by: Tim Parish

Sorry about the delay in commenting, by the way. My oversight.

Yes, this is a very fool-proof design. Probably the best feature from a beginner's point of view is the lack of a proper bridle. Not because a bridle is hard to make, but because even a small error in the bridle line lengths can result in disappointing results in the air. With just one line going to where the sticks cross, you can't go wrong :-)

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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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