bridling Edo-like kites

bridling Edo-like kites

Post by e.gense » Thu, 14 Aug 1997 04:00:00


I've just finished a couple of edo-like kites, long and narrow, with 6
bridle lines, and am unsure what the angle should be on the bridle. Any
suggestions?
elain
northern flights

 
 
 

bridling Edo-like kites

Post by Andrew Beatt » Sat, 16 Aug 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

>I've just finished a couple of edo-like kites, long and narrow, with 6
>bridle lines, and am unsure what the angle should be on the bridle. Any
>suggestions?

I kept quiet, in the hope that someone else might help here, because I am
very unsure of my ground, but here goes anyway.

To bridle an Edo, lay it on the ground, face up.  Stretch the bridle lines
over the top edge of the kite and across the ground to a point directly
above the middle of the kite.  Tie the bridles off in a bundle here.
This means that *theoretically*, the kite can swing right back until it is
parallel with the kiteline, but in practice, the weight and drag on the lines
together with the weight of the kite mean that it flies at a sensible angle.

That's how I *think* it's done.  I may well be mistaken.

Please note that this is a single-line topic :-)

Andrew
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bridling Edo-like kites

Post by Masami Takakuw » Sun, 17 Aug 1997 04:00:00

The center of bridle lines should be located at 10-20 percent down from tne
top of
Edo-kite. The location of the center of bridle depends on whether you
attach the bow
on the top to Edo-kite.
How is the size of the Edo-kite which you have made.
Edo-kite has typically 15 to 18 bridles and the technique to adjuast the
center of
the bridle is very difficult matter , so you had better to try  to adjust
again and again.
If you have more question, please foward !!

Masami Takakuwa



Quote:
> I've just finished a couple of edo-like kites, long and narrow, with 6
> bridle lines, and am unsure what the angle should be on the bridle. Any
> suggestions?
> elain
> northern flights