Rudi delta kite


A variant of Premier Kites’ standard line of 8.5ft deltas (which they strangely call 9ft deltas), Rudi is an amusing and eye-catching design.  Like the Tuxedo Bird, it has no keel, in order to avoid spoiling the design.  The kite flies easily, is well-made from ripstop nylon with fibreglass rods, and like all deltas is simple to assemble. One unusual point is that the leading-edge spars (the ones in the wings) are partly-removed to allow easier storage of the kite.  It is important to ensure they are pushed fully to the rear end of the pockets before launching, or they might work their way out in flight.  List price is $62.95, and this one was from Picture Pretty Kites where they are $56.