3.4 Skywork Experience II
Subject: 3.4 Skywork Experience II
From: Christiane Schertel
Date: # US$ 14.95, * DM 24.80
As the first "Skywork Experience"-book by the same author this
one is in German with watercolour paintings instead of photos and
is mostly a collection of plans for commercial kites. I haven't
made any stunt kites from this book yet, but it seems that the
flaws of the first book has been removed, at least all the
bridle/sweetpoint dimensions exist now and the quoted wind-ranges
seem reasonable. It contains 9 stunt kite plans:
Arrow A sort of mini Fire Dart (77 cm/30" LE).
Elegance A precise ultralight with double
scalloped TE and battens at the wingtips.
It has almost 1.5 sqm of sail on a standard
Nodronte A silent, high pulling kite for light
Flitz Jr. A small (100 cm/39" LE) low aspect ratio
delta for beginners. It is silenced with
mesh in the TE.
Wolkensturmer 101 A high aspect ratio 3/4 dart with double
scalloped TE and four battens. Uses a mast
at the back-side of the sail instead of the
usual two stand-offs. Very fast and tight
Hunter A sort of Action Kites Action 8.2 with
Lite Flite S A full-size delta with four stand-offs
and "serrated" TE.
Bombus A fat, wide-nosed Speedwing.
Stunt Starter A Spin-Off-type kite with a lower aspect
ratio for beginner/intermediate fliers.
The 3 single-line kite plans are: Hargrave box kite, Revolver (a
spinning box kite) and a Cody. BTW. the 6 mm carbonfiber spars
use in the Revolver can easily be replaced with 6-7 mm Ramin