Hummingbird Rokkaku

In the spring of 2004 I built this six foot rokkaku for my Company. The Kite was built as a Rokkaku battle kite that I would fly for the 2004 season. Hummingbird Ltd. sponsored that kite and the money is used to subsidize kite building workshops for school aged children in the Halifax area. I had a lot of fun building this kite and I really tried to add all of the new features of Gary Engvall’s plans into this kite. The only thing I won’t do again is use the prussik knot tensioning system. This is a good system, however it didn’t work well with my none waxed bridle line and my Avia pultruded carbon spreaders.

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