Multi Tube

© 2004 I recently purchased Jim Rowlands book titled Soft Kites and Windsocks(links to I knew through previous searches on the net that this was good book and that it had a few errors. The list of errata for the book can be found here.

The kite that I am interested in at the moment is the multi-tube. I examined the plan last night and it looks extremely simple and expandable. While surfing today I found a picture of a kite by Bill Rodriguez on the GWTW kite forums.

This is a modified version of the multi-tube as I think the original only has 4 tubes. Now that I look at Bill’s picture above I think it also has shorter keels than the multi-tube that is listed in Jim Rowlands book.

I plan on building a prototype of this kite in the next few weeks…


  1 comment for “Multi Tube

  1. 31 March, 2005 at 1:43 pm

    The multitube was the first kite I built. I did it straight from the book and just made the pieces fit. ( I made paper patterns first to check.)

    I was a brilliant flier, didn’t need a tail.

    I don’t have any photos.

    Sadly, I always kept it in my pocket for walks in the countryside, and one day it fell out and I lost it.

    Still I’ve moved on to bigger kites now 🙂

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