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easy cut delta kite plans

by mathew | July 19, 2012 07:26 19 Jul 07:26 | #2874 | #2874

This kite is very close to the Levitation Delta, and the plan is for a low-waste, quick (2-hour) assembly from rectangular pieces of material of any size. Here's Pat Coyle flying a 9' Tyvek version:

Below are illustrated plans for a Tyvek version, completed. Use the spreadsheet to change the dimensions, the design will account for pockets, etc.

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Awesome post.

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sorry for bring this post back from the dead but i want to build it :) so any suggestions for what material i should make the spars out of?

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I did this! A friend and I spent 4 hours working through this to make a 6ft wingspan delta. In the end the kite flew! But a minute after launch the spreader spar shattered, and thus ended the maiden flight.

I had a fair amount of trouble figuring out the dimensions. I think the spread sheet needs updating, several of the references seem off by one? I may take a crack at this, trying to have a sheet where you enter either the size you want or the size of the material that you have. I ended up using the ratios from Dan Leigh's standard delta

I also replaced the split ring+ tube for the spreader attachment with a 3D printed joint from https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2166292

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