First, take a badly damaged orange Mk II Stunter: missing cross spars, broken spine, but at least the ripstop sail shows no damage:
Add to that a pair of yellow and red Mk II Stunters, obtained at a very reasonable price (thanks Josh!):
Stir in a set of bridle and stacking lines (thanks, Graham!):
That then gives you a stack of three ripstop MkII Stunters:
Finally, mix in three custom-made banded tails (thanks Paul!):
And all that will then result in a flyable Mk II 3-stack!
Wind was perfect to try them out, 8-12mph most of the time. So they took off without any problem!
As you would expect, the pull from a triple stack is considerably more than from a single kite, but nothing we couldn't handle. With higher winds, this will definitely require stronger lines than the 100daN we flew them on, though.
The banded tails really look great, and add a bit extra to the spectacle, given that the kites are single-colour.
I love it when a plan comes together ...
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.