Mitch Cordover No Sew Ram Air Pocket Sled

No Sew Ram Air Pocket Sled

Presented by Mitch Cordover, Chesterfield, MO

Chikara – a high-end double coated fabric with unmatched lasting performance due to its high tear strength. Chikara is used by many kite and paraglider manufacturers, industries in which quality and performance demands are extremely high. This makes Chikara suitable for many other applications where light weight, tear strength and low stretch are important


Half Day Project


Offered Once


Ram Air Pocket Sled Wing span 28", height 17.5" Totally soft, folds to fit into an IPhone case


Ram Air Pocket Sled 2 MPH to 15mph without tail, 15+ with tail


No Sew Project, but could be either no sew or sew.


Class Size - 15


All Skill Levels

If you want to fly it at U-MAKE, bring some light line. 20# Dacron will do. For that matter almost any light line will do.

Description of Project: This kite is an utterly reliable flyer. It can go up in the slightest wind, but will hold it's own on the beach. We'll be putting on a patch for a tail so it will even put up with a stiff breeze. Because it is so small when folded up, there is never a reason to not have a kite with you. It is in the center console of my car for parking lot duty.

This is a quick little project that is full of tricks your can apply to many no sew kites (and even some sewn kites.)

You will learn basic double sided tape applications and something about the tape, how to do hidden tape seams and invisible back taping to prevent peeling under stress. We will apply patches in a way you can use even with sewn kites.

We'll go over burnishing techniques as well.

There is a 7 inch by 16 inch area in the middle panel of this kite that can be no sew appliquéd. We'll discuss techniques. I'll bring some scrap if you want to try some simple designs. OR you can sew an appliqué

at home and sew it or tape it to the central panel in class if you have time. HINT: if you are going to apply it no sew, beginners will find straight edges much easier.

Even with simple appliqué, there is no doubt that you will be able to finish this fun kite in the time allotted.

What comes with the kit is all the cut pieces, precut lengths of tape, the corner and tail tabs and bridal line. There will be written instruction with the kits. If you showed up with a pocket knife and 8 fingers, you would have a kite in 2 hours. Or less.

Supplies/Equipment Needed for class -- Straight edge, fabric marking pencil (or just a pencil will do), scissors a

nd a razor knife.

Bring a little bag for the paper that comes off the back of the tape and for tiny scraps. I recommend a burnishing tool, e.g. old credit card, bone folder, cut Popsicle stick...

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

KIT PRICE: Project is $ 15 US

COLOR CHOICE: Colors available will be Chikara Ripstop Nylon---Yellow, Florescent Orange or Royal Blue. (See photo above!) What comes with the kit is all the cut pieces, pre-cut lengths of tape, the corner and tail tabs and bridal line. There will be written instruction with the kits. The kite has a main sail and two ram air pockets. They can be all one color, two colors with the sail one color and the ram pockets another, or three separate colors. The back taping can be invisible (the same color as the sail) or an offset color. I may have some scraps if you want the back tape to be other than that, but order a sail, ram pocket and back tape color.