Drumbox Kite, design by Dick Toonen
Presented by Walter Corsetti, Bolton, Ontario, CA
TYPE OF CLASS:
Class Size - 15
All Skill Levels, as long as you know your sewing machine!
Full Day Project
SIZE OF PROJECT:
Project is 35 inches tall and 33 inches in diameter
Project flys in 8-20 MPH
Description It's one of the most popular workshop kite in Europe: the 5-Sided Twisted Box Kite a.k.a. Drumbox Kite. This kite is Dick Toonen's Drum Kite Design. Thanks Dick! This kite has 10 triangular concave panels. The camber is induced by sewing the long curved edges together with the next adjoining panel. And each kit incorporates a specially fabricated fitting that gives this kite its unique shape. Fittings are made by Jan Grandia of the Netherlands.
Supplies/Equipment Needed for class -- Sewing Machine, thread, ripper, scissors and regular sewing supplies
KIT ORDER CUT OFF: by 2/3/2017 Extra kits available to any 2017 U-MAKE Registrant
COLOR CHOICE: Kits include fabric, spars, and all materials to make your custom Drumbox! Color selections are being assembled! Each kite takes about 2.7 yards.
KIT PRICE: Project is $85 US for fabric and parts. Parts only (no fabric) will be $60 US.