The Ginga is the next set of plans we are offering.
This is a neat neat UL kite, that is based upon a fighter kite.
But, it is enlarged and tweaked and contorted as well.
The spine is curved front to back, and the spreader is made of two different materials to provide a curve not available from either separately!
There are 4 versions of this design that Christoph has made:
the small, standard and stretched versions are pictured above.
There is also a vented version as well.
The Stretched is a higher aspect version. It is more of a gliding kite than the others.
The small is most fighter kite like, faster than the others.
The vented is not for high winds, it is for very smooth flying in those ultra light wind conditions (you know the type with small gusts buggering things up).
If you are int he New England area and want to try them out please let me know.
I have a vented and a stretched in the bag at almost all times.
If you make one of these (or more) please share pictures with me!
Christoph loves to see more of his kites out there, as do the rest of us.
Your pictures will be posted online.
You can find the plan here: Windsweptkites.com/Plans.html
Just click on the image of the kite you wish to build and you will get to read more about the design.
Then if you are tempted, click on the link and you will download a compressed folder of plans and pictures.
Okay, get out your dremels, sewing machines, hot cutters, and get your printer ready for a few pages; now go and get cracking!
This is the first one here in the States! (these are a size between Premier Kites' Pointer and Skyburner's GEOPointer!)
They came out great!
I cannot wait to get one out tomorrow into the wind,
with pictures of course.
Grab them while you can as there was only a few of each color in the first batch.
The Pointer kites are designed for a very wide wind range.
In very light winds you have two small spreaders mid way down the skin and the pigtail at a low point.
In higher winds you remove the accessory spreaders and attach the pigtail up higher.
You can order these two ways:
1.Framed and ready for you to put your line on and fly. 2.SKIN and tension lines only.
You will need to frame it, but it is a discounted price
(preferred frame is SkyShark p200 and p90s and a few bits and bobs).