Kono Dihedral Diamond Kit


This kite is designed by USA kite artist Greg Kono, and is his adaptation of American William Eddy’s design. This is the diamond shaped kite most familiar to Europeans and North Americans.This kite is a very stable flyer and uses latex tubing to join the spars. A good “next kite” for young students age seven or older who have made more than one flat kite.

Kit contains sails, bamboo spars, spar sleeves, paper clip dihedral, lines and winders. You supply scissors and tape. Assembled kits are shown with printed patterns for display purposes, kites will ship with white paper sails.



Recommended Age: Age 7 and up, the diamond kite kit is a classic american design by William A. Eddy.

Decoration: Use marker pens for decorations simple and complex. Try substituting the bond paper for more interesting light weight paper in different colors or patterns. Note: do not increase the weight of the paper. Matching or reducing the weight of the bond paper supplied is critical for flight.

Ideal wind conditions for this kite: Medium (a flag on a pole is steadily moving…but if the flag is flying straight out, it’s too much wind!)

Learn more about diamond kites:

Use these instructions from the Drachen Foundation to make your own historical replica of Eddy’s diamond kite.

Discover the origins of the diamond kite from Java to America (page 10).


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