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.

Saturday, 11 November 2017

'Poppy Powell'

Currently, Paul and Mark will make you a Stunter with any custom design, provided it's technically and financially feasible. Obviously, there will be an infinite number of possibilities to customise a Peter Powell kite, so I'm not going to attempt to collect them all ....

I do however make an exception for custom-designed PP Stunters which are officially for sale on the PP web-site. And the first of these to add to my collection is the 'Poppy Powell', made in support of the annual Poppy Appeal. So when that kite was announced, I pounced ...

The kite looks very nice and, just to be clear: the poppy is sown on the kite, not printed. Time to fly it!

We managed to fly the kite for the first time on Nov 11, at 11am.

Don't think I need to expand on its flying characteristics, which are identical to those of other Mk III Stunters.

The kite looks really great in the sky, and the green tail is the perfect colour choice.

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