Ken McNeill 61/49

61/49

Presented by Ken McNeill, Lenoir, NC

    • wingspan: 63.5″

    • height: 64.0″

    • wind range: 0-8 mph

    • sail material: PC31 polyester

    • frame: SkyShark 3PT & P200

    • line needed: 150lb Dacron


WIND RANGE:

The 61/49 flies best in 0-8 MPH BUT with a different way to attach the bridle it can handle stronger winds also.

SIZE OF PROJECT:

Project is 64" high, 63.5" wide

TIMES OFFERED:

Offered Once

CLASS LENGTH:

Day and a Half Project

TYPE OF CLASS:

Sew Project

CLASS SIZE:

Class Size - 15

SKILL LEVEL:

Intermediate

The 61/49 is a light wind, controllable single line kite. It can make those days with light and variable, frustrating winds fun! One of our friends calls the 61/49 “the most fun you can have with only one line!” I tend to agree. It’s a natural bridge between the worlds of the static single liner and the often frantic stunt kite.

I'd built a lot of kites before this one came along, but If I were to pick one kite that was a turning point in rethinking design and construction as a whole, it would be the 61/49. I started the project with a vague idea of where I wanted to end up, but the 61/49 taught me so much along the way. It's informed design decisions in every kite since. It was a major influence in the updates of the Ichiban and Reprise, and opened my eyes to the path towards my Vixen.

Ten years in, it's still the kite I always keep at hand at festivals. When the wind lulls, the 61/49 becomes my dance partner, and it's still teaching me new steps.

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

KIT ORDER CUT OFF: by 01/04/2020

COLOR CHOICE: Color choices are selected at time of registration. NOTE: If you have multiple colors on each sail, please plan on starting Friday Evening to assemble each sail. To complete this project within class time, you should be starting with solid sails Saturday morning.

KIT PRICE: Project is $130.00 US