This week I had anxiously watched the forecasts as the near gale force winds subsided to something more manageable. We got 13-15mph gusting upwards but mostly fairly steady. This was, I considered the optimum for the JMH Composite Kite (Della Porta): Eight Rhomboids which I have been hoping to fly again. This was in part to get some good images for the web site, filling one of the few remaining gaps in contemporary images of the kites. It is also an amazing graphic and the only way to fully appreciate it is in the air!
It was, as another measure, an RSS Rev wind and although we didn’t fly for long it was clear that we will know when conditions are good for the Composite Kites.
The one downside to today’s flight was seeing that the metal components on this kite need replacing at some point with stainless steel. That is one for a rainy day…