Starflake box kite


This is a cellular kite, a variation on the familiar box kite.  With a diameter of 69”, it makes quite an impact in the sky, and flies in a lively but not very stable fashion.  It is well-made by New Tech Kites in ripstop nylon and fibreglass spars, from a design by Kathy Goodwind.  Assembly is fairly simple, but this is not an easy kite to fly without a tail.  I found that with a suitable tail its behaviour is transformed and it becomes very stable.  Preferred wind range is quoted at 8 to 18 mph, and in anything higher than this it pulls quite hard.  I bought mine from WindPower Sports, who had it at the very reasonable price of $35.  I have seen it elsewhere for $65.99!