Our kites: both flat and box kites, foils as well. A short description, some background information and eventually a construction plan – that’s what this page will contain. But it may still take some time! 🙄
The KAP kite for weak winds, built according to the plans of Ralf Beutnagel, who developed this shape. At the time, my son wanted this application, but I’ve noticed that this Pokemon figure is still not completely outdated today – after all, one or two young people recognise it.
The most recent kite I have built. After I found only good reviews, it was to replace the Schimmelpfennig Delta described below, which already has a few years and flying hours under its belt.
Poles: 6mm CFK for the centre bar and spreader, while I took 5mm CFK for the leading edges. But only in light winds !
My second homemade spinnaker single line kite. Sewed on a Quelle-Privileg machine.
My most used kite, which I use almost exclusively for aerial photography and also built for this purpose. It has sufficient pulling power to get the KAP equipment into the air even in moderate winds.
Poles: 6mm CFK for the 2 upright bars and 8mm GFK for the spreader.
The woman’s head and the compass rose are appliquéd.
My first self-made single line spinnaker kite, made in 1990. Sewn on a Quelle-Privileg machine. So that I can use the kite even when there is little wind, e.g. to lift my camera into the air, I have bought a second pole: for use in abundant winds, GFK spreaders with a diameter of 10 mm and a central rod with a diameter of 12 mm are installed , while CFK spreaders with a diameter of 6 mm and a center rod made of CFK with a diameter of 8 mm are used for weak winds. I will report whether that will hold up.
The box-system took 1st place in the box-kite-class at the German Kite Championships in Hamm in 1998.
Kapfoil 3 m²
I built this rodless kite to have something in my kite bag for stronger winds. In addition, the pack size is very small. It has a flatter angle of flight than most of my other kites, flies sufficiently stable with its tail and generates plenty of power.
My first kite made of cotton.
I no longer use the following kites (Flowform) or I have sold them (Sauls)
In the eagerness of that time, I built this flowform, which unfortunately turned out to be a bit too large. According to a plan by Herman Van den Broek, who had appeared in the Vlieger. After all, the diameter of the woman’s head application alone is 1 meter.
Unfortunately, this kite has now been sold, and at an extremely lucrative price! Not lucrative for me, but more for the buyer. After all, the handmade aluminum connectors on this kite are not cheap. But since I seldom flown it, there was a sale.