The following document explains how to build a 4 line kite that similar to a Revolution 1.5. However this document can be used to build a kite of any style.
We have organized the steps for simplicity.
1-Plans. First you must select a set of plans to build your Rev.
1-Prep. Decide what you want your rev to look like. Have a look at our examples
2-Prep. Acquire the materials (estimates for materials, and sources for parts)
3-Prep. Modify plans to suit your design.
1-Build. Each side of the Rev will be assembled separately.
Each side will be created using the same template to insure your Rev is symmetrical.
2-Build. Join the two Rev halves together
3-Build. Make Dacron pieces to reinforce the sail
4-Build. Hem the Rev along the trailing edges, sew in Dacron
reinforcements at this time
5-Build. Make a piece of screen which will make the
leading edge vent.
6-Build. Make all the leading edge Dacron pieces
7-Build. Join the screen to the leading edge of the kite
8-Build. Sew the leading edge Dacron to the screen
9-Build. Hot cut the Dacron leading edge to make a sharp
10-Build. Insert the leading edge rods into the leading
11-Build. Tie leading edge rod caps to the sail using bungee,
repeat with the vertical rods
12-Build. Create the bridle
14-Build. Test flights and tuning the bridle