Anyone have a kite pattern?
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Gabriel Pramuk
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Locale: West
Anyone have a kite pattern? on 01/28/2010 23:12:14 MST Print View

Maybe it's slightly off topic. Not exactly long trekking gear unless I used it to traverse the Antarctic or something, which I doubt... for now. I have some material and 1000 feet of spectra line, supplies enough to make two winter Kite skiing kites. Which are considerably smaller than summer kite boarding kites with inflated leading edges and such. Winter ones don't need to be huge, especially for beginners. But have failed on finding a good pattern with a considerable amount of google time invested. Any ideas? And I'd rather not give up and buy one. It would cost zero to make as I already have the stuff.

Thanks!
Gabe

Julian Watson
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Parawing on 01/29/2010 18:11:13 MST Print View

Not sure if it's what you're after, but check

www.pawprince.com click on designs and there is a kite on the other designs section. It's worth a ramble through Andrew's adventures as well.

Jaime Bohm
(jaime) - F
Kite pattern on 02/02/2010 07:00:26 MST Print View

I second the parrawing.

Do a search for NASA parrawing, you'll find alot if information on them and a bit of interesting history.

The link in the post above takes you to a site which sends you to here:

http://www.pawprince.com/pawprince/design/kites/construct/home.htm

Which has a calculating software that helps you design your own.
Another great site for plans is:

http://www.kiteplans.org/

lots of parawing designs as well.
I have not built any of the designs but just spent the whole Sunday of this week doing internet kite research for towing a sea kayak. These two links are little gems.

Good luck and keep us posted on how you go

Edited by jaime on 02/02/2010 07:01:41 MST.