A new Kite Store has surfaced in New Zealand.
Kites That Fly !
22 Wilton Street
Phone: (O9) 765-172
They are offering a wide selection of imported kites.
I bought one of their Singapore Fighters, paper/bamboo, yesterday
for NZ$ 4.50, haven't flown it yet but Jim Oliver of Wellington says
they fly surprisingly well.
The Singapore Fighter is a straight-sided vertical diamond.
The spine is flat bamboo and the cross-spar a square section.
Sail is polished tissue paper.
Wingtip horizontal line to base of kite 270
Nose to top bridle point ( spine
/cross-spar crossover point ) 110
Base to bottom bridle point 80
Total Bridle Length 680
Bridle Lower/Upper Leg Ratio..... Hmmm... I haven't flown it
yet...try 1.02, 343 lower/337 upper - then adjust from there to
suit your personal taste :-)
8 January 1993