Sanjo Rokkaku 1991
Size: 300 x 250 cm
Weight: 1.15 kg Light frame
Windspeed 4-6mph Blackheath 10/04/2022 new light frame (other sail)
Windspeed 3-4mph Blackheath 18/06/2023 SLE spine and 4 wrap.
Windspeed 2-4mph Blackheath 08/10/2023
The Team acquired this kite in 1991
A light weight spar set was made by Paul Morgan in 2016 and the kite became a 'low wind kite of choice' on many occasions.
A new light weight frame using Rev SLE and 4 wrap spars was prepared in 2022.
6th April 2022.
New spar set installed to check spar lengths.
Four wrap Rev spars and SLE rods re-purposed.
Blackheath 8th October 2023, One Sky One World
Thanks to Martin and Ashley on the lines today.
Thanks to Marian Linford for the four more distant images.
The kites had to be walked up some of the time but a good rhythm was established as the wind direction gradually changed during the flying session.
Blackheath 18th June 2023
Finally got to fly the original Decorator's Rokkaku by Jørgen Møller Hansen with the new frame in light wind today.
There were swifts in the air.
After Blackheath 10th October 2021
The kite was flown in the drizzle at Blackheath today and was extremely wet when wrapped so partially unfolded to dry out.
It was One Sky One World today so even though the conditions were marginal and then wet every effort was made to get a tethered flight. The kite was flown on spectra line with a four ply bungee at the ground anchor. The kevlar overload loop will need to be lengthened for the 3m kites.Blackheath today 10th October 2021.
Scarborough Castle, 25th May 2019
Light weight frames.
With JMH Rev 1.5s 1997 design.
With Ron Gibian
Slack line and bridle on Blackheath 2nd October 2016.
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