Jon Trennepohl & Wayne Brunjes Tyro

Presented by Jon Trennepohl & Wayne Brunjes, Plymouth, MI



0-10 MPH, indoor and outdoor


Full Sat/Sun Class-----an advanced class at a more relaxed pace, comprised of two parts---Saturday and Sunday morning sewing and framing your Tyro, Sunday afternoon learning to tune and fly your creation.


Offered Once


Wing Span 48"

Length 40"

Weight 1.6 oz,

46 g


Sew Project


Class Size - 15


All Skill Levels


Suspended Wing Delta - Workshop Kite

An advanced project, at a relaxed pace.

The TYRO is an ultralight single line kite and indoor glider. This kite can be flown outdoors in little to no wind or can be flown indoors as a glider. For higher wind conditions all you will need to do is to attach a drogue or short tail and play with the wind as before. We feel the TYRO will soon become your new favorite single line kite.

The Tyro can be disassembled and packed up into a 24" bag. This makes it a perfect travel kite. Take it on vacation, hiking, camping or just a day at the park.

Notes on construction: Panels for this project are sewn together using 1/4" flat felled seams. You will also be sewing a rolled hem on the front and rear sail. You can get by with a single stich on all sewing. There are some places that a zigzag or serpentine stitch would be better.

Supplies/Equipment Needed for class -- Sewing Machine, thread, ripper, scissors and regular sewing supplies

Make sure your sewing machine is in good working order and that you are familiar with the setup and use of your machine before the workshop.

What you will need for the workshop:

•Razor knife or snap off blade knife.

•Scissors, and /or thread clips

•Extra machine needles. (Recommend)11-12 maybe 14 for 3.9oz Dacron.

•Extension cord/power strip


•Lighter to melt threads and bridle line.

•Small ruler- metal ones are nice

•Thread - You will need a good quality polyester or nylon. If you thread is on a cone it should come off the top and you will need a thread stand.

KIT ORDER CUT OFF: by 2/3/2017 Extra kits available to any 2017 U-MAKE Registrant

COLOR CHOICE: Kits include up to 3 different colors with either the classic Icarex 31, or the new Icarex . For a complete list and layout please click HERE. Also included are 4 suggested layouts to help with your order.

Icarex has some different characteristics from Ripstop. Ripstop is made of nylon, Icarex is made of polyester. Icarex is a bit lighter, has less stretch, and the color hues are a bit more muted. Icarex also had a different weave, resulting in a different grid pattern that appears in the material. Icarex has a larger grid pattern then ripstop nylon. The original Icarex (PC31) has a rectangle grid, the new Icarex (PC) has a double square grid.

KIT PRICE: Project is $ 85 US, with a second Tyro of just $75.

Kits include everything including material for a bag and a line set so you can learn to fly your new Tyro.