General Rules for Successful Small Kites
- Aim for symmetry about the vertical axis in: area, angles
of the sail, weight, flexibility
- Use the lightest materials available
- Use no more material than necessary
- Try to curve the spars to create dihedral, and to curve
the nose back away from the flyer
- A single-point bridle is easier to install and adjust
than a multi-point bridle.
- Moving the bridle point can sometimes make the kite fly
- A tail can provide stability as well as improve
appearance. It is especially helpful when the kite is
heavy for its area and relatively flat.
- A small kite needs only a small flying line, but the line
should be visible to the flyer and observers.
- If using a flying rod - usually two to four feet long -
to fly your small kite indoors, the flying line should be
shorter than the flying rod to maintain good control.
- Keep it light.
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