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construction you do not understand, or you need help in any way,
then feel free to contact me.
Click on the images below for parts 1 and
2 of the "Plane Plan". Each page is printable on a sheet of A4 paper
studying these instructions and the plan drawings until you are
totally familiar with the order in which the various pieces fit
The "Main Plan", is divided into two parts, Part 1
shows the templates needed to build the plane and Part 2 is made up
of the illustrations that are refered to in the text, Fig.1, Fig.2
Wingspan = 2.5 mtrs. Length =
1.94 mtrs. Height = 70 cm
About 15 sq.
metres of Ripstop Nylon.
It is useful
to make templates of 1 mm thick cardboard. All pieces can be hot cut
or cut with scissors. No seam or hem allowances are shown, these
have been left to the discretion of the builder.
See the main
plans page for template dimensions.
consists of 18 parts in all:
6 nose cone panels.
4 front body
4 back body panels.
4 tail pieces.
Cut these out
and mark each panel appropriately according to the plan. Cut out any
The plan for the profile (Fig.1)
is drawn in percentages. To convert the given percentages into
actual measures use a calculator to divide each profile length by
100 then multiply this figure by the percentage given.
main plans page for the profile lengths.
Cut out all profiles and
hem the leading edge.
Each of the wings
consists of a top skin, a bottom skin and 8 profiles, 4 of which are
the same length (No.1), and 4 which are different lengths (No.2 3 4
Profiles No.1 2 3 and 4 have holes cut in them to aid
If you are to have any
markings on your wings, now is the time to add them. When you have
made the wing skins, mark the sewing lines on the inner side with a
pencil following the plan. The leading edges of the wings are
hemmed. Bridle loops are also added to the outer side of the lower
skin at this point (see fig.5 on the main plans page for the method
of attachment). 15 loops are required for each wing.
When putting the wings together you should start
with the upper skin of the wing. Starting at the outside edge, the
profiles are sewn on the inner side with a simple straight stitch.
Fig.2 is a diagram of the finished wing structure.
inner side of the wing where the wing is attached to the body there
is no need for a profile. Attach the wing to the appropriate front
side body panel as shown in Fig.7. Build 2 wings, 1 left and 1
On the tail fin sides mark with a
pencil the lines for the profiles. Sew the two tail fin sides
together inside out, only sew the leading edges. Sew the 2 fin tips
together inside out along the top edge only, turn the right way out,
sew the base of this to the edge of the fin profile No.1 with the
seam on the outside (fig.3).
The fin profiles are sewn into
the fin sides with all seams on the inside. Close the trailing edge
with a seam.
Fig.4 shows the structure of the completed tail
Following the fin base outline drawn on the back body panel,
attach the completed fin to the rear body panels as shown in Fig.7.
Three fins in all are required. 1 top, 1 left, 1 right.
The cockpit is made in 3 parts applique
any details required and sew the 3 pieces together (x to x and y to
Attach the finished cockpit following the outline drawn on
the top back body panel as shown in Fig.7.
Note: Cut holes in the
rear body panels to allow the cockpit and tail fins to
Sew the top to the 2 side pieces
inside out, turn the right way out.
Attach the exhaust following
the exhaust outline on the front body sides.
2 exhausts are
required 1 left, 1 right.
Cut out a small hole in the main body
to allow the Exhausts to inflate.
Note: These holes are not shown
on the main plan.
The nose cone is made
up of 6 pieces. Hem all leading edges, add the 3 bridle loops
between the seams as you sew them together. Do not sew the last seam
which should be at the very top position of the finished nose cone.
See fig.5 for how the nose cone should look before sewing to the
At this point you should have
13 pieces to be assembled:
4 front body panels with the wings and
exhausts attached to the 2 side pieces.
4 rear body panels with
the cockpit and tail fin attached to the top piece and a tail fin
attached to the 2 side pieces.
4 tail pieces.
Start by sewing the tail pieces to the rear pieces,
then sew the rear pieces to the front pieces making sure that all
seams are on the inside.
Next sew these 4 completed pieces
together inside out from front to back to form a tube, turn the
right way out with all the seams on the inside.
Attach the nose
cone. This is done by laying the centre of the front bottom body
panel leading edge (inside face down) under your machine with the
rest of the kite to your left, lay the centre back of the nose cone
(point x) with the inside face up and the hemmed front to your left
on this point also and begin sewing the nose cone to the body.
Continue until you reach the end, this point should coincide with
the centre of the top front body panel (it is useful to mark these
centre points before sewing).
Next, again with both the kite and
the nose cone with the hemmed edge to your left, but this time with
the nose cone on the machine and the body inside facing up, start
sewing from point x again. Finish sewing the nose cone to the body.
Finally, sew the final seam of the nose cone.
Use 50-100 LB line.
The measurements of
the bridle are as on the bridle plan. See fig.6.
bridles to the body.
Finally, Sew small loops to the centre of
the trailing edge of each wing and also to the tips of the leading
edge of the horizontal tail fins. Next tie a bracing line, 1 metre
long, from the middle of the back part of the wing to the tail
Your kite is now ready to
Flying lines: Fly on 150 - 200 Lb. flying
|Plans and text by David Holt