A blog detailing our collection of Peter Powell kites, and chronicling our flying of these kites. Plus a bit of PP kite history thrown in. Our collection to date can be seen here. I am keen to expand the collection, so if you have an old Peter Powell kite, whether made in the UK or the US, gathering dust and looking for a new home, why not get in touch? Depending on the kite (does it bring something new or different to my collection?), its condition (is it flyable? how much TLC does it need?), and the price you ask (+ shipping if from outside the UK), we may well be able to do a deal.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Mk I vs Mk II

We've got a Mk I Stunter ...


... and we've got a Mk II Stunter ...


Which one is better? There's one way to find out!


Seemed like an interesting experiment: fly the two, which basically differ in the number of bridle legs, side by side. You'd expect that a Mk II kite, with the extra bridle legs going to the wing tips, would be more manoeuvrable, wouldn't you?


Well, it turned out that it made absolutely no difference what-so-ever. We didn't notice any difference in speed, handling, steering, responsiveness, etc, between them. At least these two flew very well together and if you didn't know which was which, you wouldn't be able to tell the Mk I from the Mk II.


And this picture is here purely because the blustery wind made the tails dance in the sun; it looked colourful and made me smile :)

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